An archivist in France wanted to participate in the effort to preserve the memorials left for victims of the Paris attacks not only as a professional but because she sees it as "fundamentally important for the history of Paris, as a citizen.”
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.
Like America, France has been hyperfocused on domestic terrorism after several attacks, including Friday's machete incident in Paris. And like the US government, rights groups say, French authorities have clamped down on liberties in the name of public safety.
Six years ago, derivatives trader Jerome Kerviel made some bad trades — very bad trades that cost his bank nearly $7 billion. Now he faces prison and perhaps paying it back. So he's decided to take a long walk, from Rome to Paris.
One of the hottest tickets at this year's Cannes International Film Festival was for Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" starring Gerard Depardieu as a thinly-veiled version of the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the film is the actor Depardieu himself.
Scientists have discovered cave art in Spain that dates back at least 40,000 years - around the time, or even before, modern humans arrived in Europe. The researchers suspect the ancient artists may have been our more primitive cousins, the Neanderthals.