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.
He called her "daughter" or "dearest Kraut." She called him "Papa." A letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich goes on sale next month in New York, and it speaks to their intense, flirty relationship.
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.
Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.
Growing up in France, I remember my older brothers guffawing behind Charlie Hebdo's pages of vivid cartoons. Many French people may have disliked Charlie Hebdo’s approach — I was not always a fan myself — but its output embodied freedom of speech and freedom of the press. I hope it can find a way forward in spite of this atrocious attack.
Abderrazak Cherif spent months and thousands of dollars trying to coax his son back from jihad in Syria. But when he finally succeeded, French authorities whisked the teenager off to jail, where his mental health is deteriorating.
The rum we're all familiar with has a cousin that's got a lot more flavor, a lot more personality, and it's only now coming onto the US market. But this rhum has been a hit in the bars and restaurants and France.