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.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of IMF, is currently being held on attempted rape charges.The US media have opted to protect the woman accusing him. But not the case in France. Host Marco Werman speaks with Vivienne Walt, Time Magazine Paris correspondent.
Initial reports from Timbuktu suggested that tens of thousands of priceless documents had been destroyed when Islamist rebels burned down the city's Ahmed Baba Institute as they fled. It now appears that locals saved at least some of the documents.
Vivienne Walt, who writes for Time Magazine in Paris, says even though French public opinion is strongly in favor of gay marriage, there have been massive demonstrations against it over the past few months in the French capital.
Poor Ukraine is caught between two lovers as its president searches for a happy end to this love triangle. Amazon's cute little PrimeAir drone, delivering packages like a stork delivers babies, has about the same level of reality. And we explore the many faces of yoga, in today's edition of the Global Scan.