November 14, 2013 The Canadian province has proposed a "secularism charter" that would ban government workers from wearing religious symbols. Supporters say it would preserve gender equality and the separation of church and state. Critics say the measure curbs religious freedom. The issue has echoes of a debate that's played out in France twice in the past decade.
November 6, 2013 An online statement attributed to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb says the pair from Radio France Internationale were killed in response to French troops operating in Mali.
November 5, 2013 The Indian independence leader used the portable "charkha" to make his own thread and cloth while a prisoner of the British in the early 1930s.
October 29, 2013 The four, captives of an al-Qaida affiliate, will be on their way home soon, French President Francois Hollande says. They had been held since their capture at a uranium mining operation in Niger.
October 28, 2013 The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says short of hostilities or an "emergency need" for surveillance, the U.S. shouldn't be spying on foreign leaders.
October 28, 2013 The system, which battered the U.K. with gusts of nearly 100 mph, killed more than a dozen people there and in the Netherlands, France and Germany.
October 28, 2013 Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and created tensions in trans-Atlantic relations. But just how widespread is such spying?
October 22, 2013 France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
October 21, 2013 The plant, to be built by a French company, would be the first in Britain in 20 years. France and Britain are among the few European nations that are planning an energy future with a strong nuclear component. Across much of the continent, existing plants are being phased out, most notably in Germany.
October 21, 2013 New documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden allege that the U.S. collected information from millions of French phone calls and tapped into the emails of Mexico's president. France has demanded an explanation.
October 19, 2013 Fifteen-year-old Leonarda Dibrani is at the center of an emotional debate in France over the country's immigration policies. She and her family have been deported to Kosovo. The way the girl was taken into custody — during a school field trip — has caused controversy in France.
October 12, 2013 In France, adults who ordered children to commit more than 100 robberies have been sentenced to jail terms, after a court found members of three Croatian Roma families guilty of using the kids to carry out crimes.
October 9, 2013 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel pioneered powerful technology that is now used to develop drugs and perform other vital tasks in the laboratory.
October 4, 2013 Also: France moves to protect independent bookstores; how to make a living writing dinosaur erotica; a rare interview with Anne Carson.