Mara Kanté, a French Muslim soccer player, found himself in jail for nearly two years after an anonymous witness claimed he saw Kanté firing a gun during riots in largely Muslim suburbs back in 2007. The witness eventually recanted, and Kanté was freed, but he's still trying to pick up the pieces.
Oil-rich Qatar invests extensively around the world. France is one of the largest recipients of Qatari money. But a plan for Qatar to fund business opportunities in the heavily Muslim suburbs near Paris is controversial.
France's former first lady, Carla Bruni is going back to her old job of chanteuse. For five years Bruni didn't record an album out of respect for presidential protocol. But now that her husband is out of office, she's letting loose.
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.
Today's geo quiz answer is Verona, in northeastern Italy. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about a village near Verona that is rumored to be a possible honeymoon destination for French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni can now add First Lady of France to her resume. Bruni married France's president Nicholas Sarkozy over the weekend. But her recording career is not over. Anchor Lisa Mullins has today's Global Hit.
A blockade of oil refineries is into its seventh day and one in four petrol stations is affected. President Nicolas Sarkozy has called a crisis cabinet. Oil company Exxon Mobil has described the situation as ï¿½criticalï¿½. Anita Elash reports.
After 140 hours of debate the French Senate finally approved a bill on Friday to raise the national retirement age from 60 to 62. Clashes broke out at an oil refinery blockaded by workers for the past 10 days. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said new treaties on defense and nuclear co-operation with France marked a ï¿½new chapterï¿½ in a long history of defense co-operation. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.
Europe is still reverberating from the Georgian conflict as French President Nicolas Sarkozy prepares to visit Russia this week. Edward Lucas from the Economist tells us why we should be careful with the language we use to describe the tensions between Russia and the West. It's not the old Cold War; it's a new Cold ... What?
Israel launched a ground offensive in Gaza this weekend and diplomatic efforts by the global community have stepped up. Ethan Bronner is the Jerusalem bureau chief for our partner, the New York Times, and he joins us from from the road to Gaza.
Rumors of a potential ceasefire in Gaza are swirling through the international press. To parse out the welcome news are Rob Watson, the BBC Defense Correspondent, in London and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times joins us from Jerusalem.
The French government is on the verge of passing a law that would punish Web users for downloading illegal content: after your third violation you will be banned from the Internet for a year. Some argue that this violates our fundamental human rights.
Air France Flight 447 disappeared off the coast of Brazil on Sunday and is presumed to have crashed somewhere in the Atlantic. To explain the mechanics and electronics of the Airbus A330-200 is Graham Warwick, Senior Technology Editor for Aviation Week.