October 5, 2012 Beekeepers in Alsace couldn't figure out why their honey was coming out in shades of blue and green. But the answer was not far away. A plant that processes waste from an M&M factory was just too tempting to the bees.
June 13, 2012 It's not just money. Germany fears a lack of control. German leaders think if they intertwine themselves more closely with the rest of Europe — without having some control over the actions of other countries — they will once again be on the hook for bailing out their neighbors.
May 7, 2012 The traditional phone call an American president makes to congratulate any new leader of a major American ally became cause for suspicion, as did the invitation Obama extended to France's new socialist leader, Francois Hollande, to visit the White House before the NATO meeting in Chicago and the G-8 Summit at Camp David.
April 2, 2012 Halal meat butchers have a reputation for quality in France. And with an estimated 6 million Muslims now living there, halal products are becoming increasingly popular, and sometimes political. Now one French-Algerian restaurant is trying to make French-Halal fusion food official.
March 22, 2012 A two-day standoff with a man suspected of killing at least seven people in and around Toulouse, France, came to a dramatic end.
March 21, 2012 Seven people — three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school, and three French soldiers — have been shot to death in recent weeks. According to France's interior minister, the suspect claims he was avenging the deaths of Palestinian children.
March 19, 2012 Authorities say a gunman killed at least four people outside a Jewish school. One was a rabbi who taught Yiddish there. Two were his young sons. The fourth was a young girl. Last week, a gunman killed three French soldiers in the same part of France.
March 15, 2012 France may be in the middle of an economic crisis, but politicians seem more interested in talking about halal meat and religious dietary rules. It all began when National Front Party presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that non-Muslims in Paris were unwittingly eating halal meat.
January 24, 2012 France, the land of haute cuisine, is McDonald's second most profitable market. That's partly because the company has figured out that to win over the French, it must encourage people to take their time while eating.