WorldViews: France


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014

This poll says Americans love France again. Is that really true?

France’s favorability among Americans has more than doubled in 10 years.

By Max Fisher  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Le Monde says this PowerPoint slide reveals massive U.S. spying. The NSA says that’s wrong.

Read the controversial document at the heart of this week’s NSA scandal.

By Max Fisher  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France, NSA, Spain

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Why America spies on its allies (and probably should)

Revelations that the U.S. may have tapped Merkel’s cellphone are shocking. But should they be?

By Max Fisher  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France, Germany

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Lost in translation: Was Strauss-Kahn really charged with 'aggravated pimping'?

A look at the French law finds some nuance in the charges brought against the former IMF chief.

By Max Fisher  |  03:43 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Yes, it really was a crime in France to insult the president until this week. Here's why.

The law's history is darker and more recent than many Americans might realize.

By Max Fisher  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/30/2013

France finally coins a French word for 'French kiss'

Just don't expect to see "galocher" in any official dictionaries.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Activists celebrate France's first gay wedding amid mass protests

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau, France's first gay married couple, said their ceremony represented a triumph over the "hatred" of same-sex marriage that has polarized France.

By Max Ehrenfreund  |  04:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Thieves make off with $1 million in jewels from hotel near Cannes Film Festival

The jewels reportedly belonged to the jeweler Chopard and were to be loaned to celebrities for the film festival.

By Max Ehrenfreund  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries

Survey tracks peoples’ willingness to live alongside neighbors of a different race.

By Max Fisher  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bangladesh, France, India, Maps, pakistan, South Korea

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013

How economics are driving fast food's takeover of France

The trend has to do with much more the culinary appeal of the "McBaguette."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Seven peculiar rules imposed on the French

From how to plant trees on a sidewalk to exactly how much egg to serve to schoolkids.

By Edward Cody  |  09:26 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Why did it take France this long to allow gay marriage?

How sexual privacy became a drawback

By Olga Khazan  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  France

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012

In a French cafe, talk about Obamas reelection

"The fact that the entire planet is still passionately interested in its presidential election says a lot about the special status the United States"

By Edward Cody  |  08:32 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election, France, obama

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/30/2012

The world is watching: Global concern, boasting, jokes over Hurricane Sandy

From French concerns about global warming to extremist Saudi calls for more destruction, how the world sees America's storm.

By Max Fisher  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, europe, France, Middle East

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Why French women have so little equality, a story in charts

France has pushed hard to spur population growth, granting women many benefits but possibly degrading their role in society.

By Max Fisher  |  12:34 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  europe, France, Gender

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Toulouse school shooting: Photo released of victims

A photo has been released of three of the victims killed by a gunman at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, France, Toulouse shooting, photo

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes: Morning roundup

Oscar winners abroad, Russia protests and WikiLeaks strikes again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:55 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Pakistan, Iran, France, Russia, Afghanistan, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire: Morning roundup

Iwo Jima, Iraq violence and a push for a Syrian cease-fire in the morning roundup.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Iwo Jima

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn detention may be extended as prostitution ring inquiry continues

Police could hold Strauss-Kahn for up to 48 hours in Lille as they seek more information in a prostitution ring inquiry involving the alleged misuse of corporate funds.

By Ian Saleh  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dominique Strauss-Kahn, France

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Monsanto found liable for weedkiller poisoning in France

A French farmer says he suffered neurological problems after using a weedkiller.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:24 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, France, Monsanto, chemical poisoning

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Firebombed French magazine Charlie Hebdo to reprint Muhammad edition, start blog

Charlie Hebdo will print an extra 175,000 copies of its controversial Muhammed edition two days after the office was firebombed.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, France, Prophet Muhammed, Charlie Hebdo, cartoon