France’s large and diverse Muslim population is increasingly assimilated – despite radicalization at the margins. But it must still navigate cultural echoes of France’s colonial past as well as its fierce embrace of secularism.
Parisians queued up before dawn for the first copies of Charlie Hebdo since last week's terrorist attack. Satire has a long, rich history in France, but some say the cover showing the prophet Muhammad is a provocation.
The threat of European jihadis returning home from fighting in the Middle East has been thrust back into the spotlight after last week's attacks in Paris. Your assumptions about who they are may be wrong.
The challenges that France must address as it moves forward from last week's terrorist attacks, including the Charlie Hebdo office, have long been on display in Marseille. The Monitor's Paris bureau chief reported on growing Islamophobia and anti-semitism there last fall.
Sitting in a Paris cafe as police bore down on the Charlie Hebdo suspects, the Monitor's Paris bureau chief was surprised that the public didn't seem transfixed by the dramatic scenes unfolding on television.
Protests against Uber or court cases against Google notwithstanding, start-ups are thriving in France, which ranks second globally among start-ups represented at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
A ship carrying hundreds of refugees was rescued today off the coast of Italy, after its crew abandoned it. It was the second such incident this week, suggesting a foreboding new stage of an influx of migrants to Europe.