Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
It's time Africa's top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
A recent study suggests that smart meters can help households reduce their electricity use by as much as 5%. Are France’s anti-Linky households listening?
The French set up FIFA and the World Cup.
Once women gain access to the highest political ranks, their numbers continue to grow, a new study shows. Their presence lays a 'concrete floor' of inclusion for future governments to build on.
When France won the world cup in 1998, the team was celebrated for its multiculturalism. What has happened since?
Football presents itself as a neutral, universal and, in a way, desexualised sport. Yet despite widespread campaigns against homophobia, deeply negative attitudes about gay players persist.
A proposed EU copyright directive aims to make Google, Facebook and other online platforms pay to display snippets of news. But will it work, and what will be the costs?
Primary school children in France will now have to learn and sing La Marseillaise. But for many people, it is racist and xenophobic.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
Sporting success depends on strong squad bonds.
Although it is unlikely to find a scenario similar to that of the major flood of 1910, France’s national flood forecasting network is closely monitoring the level of the Seine.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
The new coalition's spending plans will ramp up Italy's annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Great Britain was not the only country behaving badly with its Caribbean population: France also experienced similar waves of post-war migration.
Cryonics is no longer synonymous with science fiction. What are we technically capable of doing and what do we have the right to do?
Several giant terrestrial Plathelminth species have invaded France and its overseas territories, threatening biodiversity. Thanks to participatory science, the invasion is finally recognized.