November 8, 2005 France has authorized emergency measures after a dozen nights of rioting. Local officials can now impose curfews if they choose, and police have authority to conduct raids without warning. Severe punishment for rioters was promised, and the first sentences were handed down Monday.
November 8, 2005 In France's worst civil unrest in 40 years, nightly riots raging in the immigrant communities of Paris' suburbs have spread to some 300 cities. A look at the tensions underlying the riots.
November 7, 2005 Unrest in France has spread from the immigrant communities of the Paris suburbs to some 300 towns across the country. James Graff, Time magazine's Paris bureau chief, says the riots show that the French vision of color-blind equality doesn't work in reality.