The fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident, French prosecutors said on Tuesday after firefighters doused the last flames in the ruins overnight and the nation grieved for the destruction of one of its symbols.
As more people embrace a xenophobic and anti-immigrant worldview, it is fueling hostility and violence toward those deemed “outsiders” — whether because of their religion, skin color or national origin.
The private Facebook group was was made up of prominent French journalists — mostly men — who were behind a wave of online insults aimed at women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, and other minority groups.
With political turmoil in Europe, political gestures of commitment go a long way. Last month, Europe’s two largest countries, Germany and France, promised closer foreign affairs and defense cooperation in what's known as the Treaty of Aachen. But is this a good match?
The Geo Quiz is making a pilgrimage of sorts. We're looking for a tiny, tidal island, right off the coast of Normandy in France. A government plan to erect wind turbines nearby is now threatening its status as a World Heritage Site.
The World's Marco Werman tells us about the poetry and life of the late Andree Chedid, born in Egypt and most recently of Paris, France. Chedid, who won the 1979 Goncourt prize for literature for "Time And The Body".
Transportation workers in France are on strike for the second time in less than a month. They're protesting plans by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to reform their pensions. Anita Elash has the story from Paris.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making deals in the Middle East recently to boost France's profile there but the moves are also attracting the attention of Islamic extremists, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.