The World's Marco Werman tells us about the poetry and life of the late Andree Chedid, born in Egypt and most recently of Paris, France. Chedid, who won the 1979 Goncourt prize for literature for "Time And The Body".
Airline passengers are not used to getting something for free. But Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has its own library. Travelers can now kick back with one of its 1,200 books - for nothing - while they wait. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
France's traditional three-course lunch is not the same during these hard economic times. Many French restaurant-goers are ordering less, leading to a rise in restaurant bankruptcies. Anita Elash has the story.
Today we take you to Paris by way of Morocco, or perhaps Morocco by way of Paris. Hindi Zahra's debut mixes jazz and blues with a generous measure of Moroccan folk music and a few dashes of funk. From PRI's The World.
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.
Lost since 1939, the Mexican Suitcase contains nearly 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War... They're now on view in an exhibition at the International Center of Photography. Adeline Sire has the story.
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.