Drones flew over Paris landmarks last night, unnerving a populace still reeling from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. But it shouldn't come as a surprise: One of the top selling drone manufacturers calls Paris home, and they're a hit in the French capital.
People woke up early in Paris to get a copy of the latest Charlie Hebdo, which had a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover. Many French loved the defiant gesture, and copies quickly sold out, but many French Muslims feel alienated by the caricature.
The Nobel Committee awarded its prize for literature to French novelist Patrick Modiano, a man who's been called a modern-day Proust. Yet his work is relatively unknown in the English-speaking world despite his success in France.
Many in France are bemused by the sudden rise to fame in the US of French economist Thomas Piketty. Piketty's analysis that rising income inequality is bad for the global economy just doesn't seem so astonishingly new to the French.
French elections this past weekend have shaken up the political system. A prime minister resigned, a woman-immigrant was elected mayor of Paris for the first time, and a far-right fringe party may be gaining some serious traction among voters.
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