When US Sen. Richard Burr made headlines last month saying, “The Russians are actively involved in the French elections,” it was no shocker in France. Europeans say they've been dealing with this for years.
Remember the last time you saw a foreign language film? You sat down in the dark, popcorn in hand, and for the next two hours you read all those subtitles. But even if you've seen a lot of subtitled movies, you've probably never thought of who wrote those fleeting words on the screen?
New kebab houses have been opening up around France for some time and the far-right National Front Party says it's a problem. They say they represent a threat to French cuisine — but it's really about immigrants influencing "French" culture.
The old camp was a humanitarian disaster pitched on muddy flats. The new one is on dry ground, with numbered cabins and plenty of showers and toilets for everyone. But the new comforts can't erase the anguish of its inhabitants.
Belgian Adolphe Sax invented a number of musical instruments, though none has had quite the impact of the saxophone. When a listener to PRI's The World asked us to dive into Sax's story, Clark Boyd took the challenge.
The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe’s approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror officials had warned about for years. The vulnerabilities remain largely unaddressed.