The new effort to outlaw the full-length veil - niqabs and burqas - in public trumps earlier efforts to ban it only in some official buildings. The move comes at a time when French Muslims say they are being targeted as outsiders or not fully French.
Iran protests by pro-democracy advocates on National Student Day were attacked by security forces on Monday. The country's Green Movement has found new ways of organizing and keeping its message alive.
French President Sarkozy tagged London a big loser after the EU appointed a French finance chief. London fears greater 'meddling' in its financial services industry.
French elites lobby to "Free Polanski." American and French students pick sides in a French debate over the rape case.
German analysts say this gives the US and Europe more leeway in negotiations with Russia, and give Poland a ‘healthier’ foreign policy.
The opening of a Foreign Ministry office for religion signals a rising awareness of the political clout of the world's faiths.
After years of political discontent, the French president is pumping up his poll numbers and winning trade deals.
The survey found that 91 percent of Moroccans approve of the king, but the government seized the magazine that published it, saying the monarchy "can't be an object of debate."
The French president is in excellent health, but his celebrity means even minor incidents get the full press treatment.