Fifty years ago this month, France nearly succumbed to revolution amid debilitating nationwide labor and student strikes. Though the mood eventually passed, the effects were lasting and can still be seen amid today's strikes.
For many who discover that they are American citizens, the revelation is not good news. Instead, it means discovering that they're on the hook for thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. And the alternatives are just as expensive.
The deal to crimp Iran’s nuclear program, one of President Trump’s top bugbears, came under attack this week from another direction – Israel. What can the agreement’s strongest defenders, European nations, do about it?
The French president and German chancellor each made visits to the White House this week to meet with President Trump, despite significant disagreements over transatlantic relations. But Macron and Merkel may be finding a way to coexist with Trumpism.
Naoto Kan, Japan's former prime minister, was devoted to the idea of nuclear power. But after his country's nuclear disaster in 2011, he turned into an improbable activist against atomic energy. Can he persuade the pro-nuke French?
Wolves' numbers are growing across France. But they are taking their toll on the livelihoods of French farmers, who cannot kill the protected animals nor receive reimbursement for major losses the wolves cause to their livestock.
Hafida Guebli is one of a growing number of women from France’s most deprived communities who are throwing themselves into the start-up world. France hopes creating small businesses there will help both the economy and the community.
For decades, French presidents have promised to end the special business and political relationship known as 'Françafrique,' which has allowed France to exercise outsize influence on the continent – to African dictators' benefit. Macron may finally change that.
The French president is under fire at home for adopting an immigration policy that critics say shirks the human rights he has espoused. But implementation of that policy may be difficult, as once-distinct definitions of migrant increasingly overlap.
The French president campaigned on reforming the French economy: a task that the public has long resisted. But this time, the country seems to be on board, with some even enthusiastic, to embrace the start-up spirit
After a year of challenges from the populist far right, Europe looks set for an opportunity to reform. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – if she can assemble a coalition – may not get a better chance.
Though France has a reputation as a country of slim women and slender men, nearly half of all French people are overweight. Now it is seeing a new 'body positive' movement that encourages tolerance of plus-size physiques.
The charges against IMF head and presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn just six years ago weren't enough to shift French societal thinking against harassment in the way that the Weinstein scandal has today. Why?
The grand opening of the French-branded museum in the midst of the Arab world allows France to retain a presence internationally through cultural means, even as its political and military influence ebbs.
Despite his showy numbers in French presidential elections earlier this year, Emmanuel Macron's actual support has always been fairly limited. But his campaign promises were clear, and he is moving quickly to follow through on them.
Swimming in Parisian waterways has been officially banned since 1923, due to poor water quality, heavy traffic, and strong currents. But the city has promised to clean the water in preparation for the 2024 Olympics.
Muslims reject the idea that Islam is somehow to blame for terrorism by Islamic radicals. But Muslim leaders are beginning to tentatively acknowledge that their communities cannot shrug off all liability.
The president's new party took a comfortable majority of the seats in the French Assembly Sunday. But Italy's Five Star Movement, which stormed the polls with similarly heady reformist verve, now shows that not all electoral revolutions are permanent.
Predictions ahead of the first round of French legislative elections Sunday put the neophyte president's brand new party well ahead of challengers. That's due in large part to Macron's early stalwart presence on the world stage.
The new French president has made economic reform a top priority in his country – something that Germany has long demanded. Now Berlin is indicating a willingness to meet Macron in the middle, by using German resources to help his project.