A former French soccer star known for making cryptic pronouncements is calling for a protest against the banks. Eric Cantona wants people around the world to withdraw their money on December 7th, to paralyze the system. Anita Elash reports from Paris.
A retired electrician in southern France who worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist. The treasure trove of 271 pieces is said to be worth about $ 80 million. Anita Elash reports.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is in a British jail awaiting a hearing next week regarding his possible extradition to Sweden. The fallout from WikiLeaks' disclosure of hundreds of US State Department cables continues. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
In the Global Hit, we go in search of new musical talent in Paris. The Louvre Museum in the French capital has a concert space called the Louvre Auditorium. The BBC's Christian Fraser attended a recent recital to see who's looking for a break.
Housing is expensive in Paris and there are a lot of old people living on their own. So the city is promoting a plan to pair college students with the elderly as roommates. Genevieve Oger visits one such pair.
A law banning the Muslim burqa, or full-face veil, went into effect today in France, a first in Europe. The World's Gerry Hadden profiles two religious Muslims who defy French stereotypes of the modern Muslim women.