French audiences are flocking to an art house film that explores religion and spirituality. Of ï¿½Men and Godsï¿½ won the Grand Prize at Cannes film festival. Anita Elash explores why a movie about God is so appealing in a resolutely secular country.
A retired electrician in southern France who worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist. The treasure trove of 271 pieces is said to be worth about $ 80 million. Anita Elash reports.
A former French soccer star known for making cryptic pronouncements is calling for a protest against the banks. Eric Cantona wants people around the world to withdraw their money on December 7th, to paralyze the system. Anita Elash reports from Paris.
It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.
A blockade of oil refineries is into its seventh day and one in four petrol stations is affected. President Nicolas Sarkozy has called a crisis cabinet. Oil company Exxon Mobil has described the situation as ï¿½criticalï¿½. Anita Elash reports.
Police in Paris evacuated the Eiffel Tower last night after they received a bomb threat. France is on a higher than normal state of alert after it got information that a female suicide bomber was planning an attack. Anita Elash reports from Paris.