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.
Police are holding eight people in France after the discovery of a car laden with gas cylinders in the heart of Paris. President Francois Hollande says a plot has been foiled and a terrorist cell "destroyed."