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.
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.
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.”
Donald Trump's success has inspired people and politicians around the world, including Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front in France. Le Pen says she hopes the same kind of upset would happen in France next year.