Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul France's generous pension system.
Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with "wide-ranging and destructive" consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned on Tuesday.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with French singer Jil Aigrot about the parallels between herself and French musical legend Edith Piaf. Aigrot has recorded a CD of Piaf songs. She also lent her voice to "La Vie en Rose," a movie about Piaf's life.
The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.
Anchor Marco Werman introduces us to the sounds of jazz musician and chromatic harmonica player, Olivier Ker Ourio. Ourio is originally from the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean, but has lived in Paris for the past 15 years.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Helen Zia about her decision to be part of the relay team carrying the Olympic torch through San Francisco this week; Zia is a Chinese-American writer and human rights activist.