In France, the dropout rate at public universities is high — only 40 percent make it past the first year. That's one reason the French government is overhauling its rules on higher education, but some say the changes "break the way universities work."
Josephine Baker was a superstar on the French stage. But she was also a member of the French resistance in World War II and an American civil rights activist. A new graphic biography chronicles her many identities.
This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France's neighbors and its former colonies don't necessarily agree.
Antonin Baudry was hired as a speechwriter for the French foreign minister in 2002, just months after 9/11. And the experience inspired him to write a graphic novel, which has just become the film, "The French Minister."
The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, told parliament in Paris that the country is ‘at war’ with terrorism and radical Islamists. But he stressed France is not at war with Islam. Ten thousand troops are being deployed to protect potential targets, like Jewish schools.