In 2004, France banned the wearing of all conspicuous religious symbols in grade schools. Then, in 2010, France enacted the so-called "burqa ban," making it illegal for Muslim women to wear the traditional face and body covering in public. These rules, based in France’s extreme separation of church and state, have stirred debate over whether France is protecting secularism or stifling religious freedom.
A founder of the school for coders says France is behind in the digital economy, so he's out to change that with a radical approach that finds the best minds, teaches them to collaborate and let's them loose on problems. They've already solved one for Apple.
The Soviet Union sacrificed a lot during World War II. Millions of Russians died, more than from any other country. And for them, the D-Day invasions were an answer to their appeals to the West to relieve pressure on the Soviet forces who were battling the Nazis.
Attacks in the French cities of Tours and Dijon over the weekend left pedestrians and police officers dead, and France wondering if radical groups like ISIS are taking the fight into their cities. But despite the attackers' seeming links to radical Islam, the jury is still out.