A small group of Algerians who fought on the French side of Algeria's war of independence suffered widespread discrimination after the French military abandoned the country. Those who escaped to France didn't fair much better. Fifty years later, they're still waiting for an apology.
Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande are making their final pitch for votes in one of the most dramatic elections in recent French history. Opinion polls suggest the incumbent president is still trailing his Socialist challenger.
The World's Adeline Sire was born in France, and she plans to vote in this weekend's French presidential election. She has a snapshot of going to the polls in Massachusetts for the first round election two weeks ago.
France gets a larger share of its electricity from nuclear power than any other country. But as Liam Moriarty reports, a year after Fukushima, public support is eroding, and for the first time nuclear power has become an issue in a presidential election.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is wooing far-right voters after losing narrowly to his Socialist rival in the presidential election's first round - the first time a sitting president has lost in the first round.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is hitting the streets this week as the start of formal campaigning has kicked off. His challengers, including Francois Hollande, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melonchon are hoping to make the economy issue number one, while Sarkozy is hoping it's anything but.
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