An award given to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo exploded into controversy this month, with high-profile critics saying the magazine stokes anti-Muslim sentiment in France. But the award went ahead, and the magazine's editor says his team is actually a force for anti-racism.
Mackenzie Loy was stopped before the finish line after the Boston Marathon bombings, so she ran and finished last year. Now she's running the first Paris Marathon to take place after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — but that hasn't shaken her resolve.
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.
Many people know Tomi Ungerer for his children's books, but the French cartoonist was a scathing satirist who turned his pen against New York's rich, the Vietnam War and even Hitler — while living under Nazi occupation.
After the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were murdered for their irreverent drawings of the Prophet Mohammed, some in France have accused Muslims of lacking a sense of humor. As it turns out, many of France’s most successful comedians are Muslims.
In the United States, we speak easily of different ethnic and religious communities. But the reality is far different in France, where the Charlie Hebdo attacks have brought religion and its place in French society back to the top of the agenda.
The hunt for suspected Islamist militants continues across western Europe as EU ministers meet in Brussels to coordinate responses to the violence in France and Belgium. And Belgian troops, deployed on the city's streets, have been authorized to use deadly force.
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