Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) was a presence in the fashion world for so long that he seemed immortal. With his passing, we look at his impact and future legacy.
The embattled president must use this moment to end centuries of ambiguity over the place of Jews in French society.
With a booming hip hop culture, Paris is the best place to introduce break dancing to the Olympic games.
The shifting market for air travel has forced Airbus to abandon the production of one of the most impressive aircraft of all time, the super-jumbo A380. Was it folly, bad luck or both?
When two founding partners of the European Union are at loggerheads, something is very wrong.
Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like France's yellow vests, that go global.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
It's unlikely that a two-month informal national debate will solve France's crisis of political communication.
Does the PACTE law signal the end of the dichotomy between traditional, profit-focused companies and social and solidarity economy companies committed to the public interest?
There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France's yellow vests movement.
The development of a hydrogen charging station has made it possible to run vehicles without producing greenhouse gases.
While negotiating the end of the First World War at the Versailles Peace Conference, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed. Was it a neurological disorder associated with the Spanish Flu?
An analysis reveals that using terrorism may not be very effective in achieving long-term political goals, when compared to other peaceful means.
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
The number of substances emitted into the atmosphere is immense and growing, but some are particularly harmful to health and are subject to increased monitoring.
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive "manifestations", as they’re called in French. But the "gilets jaunes" didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
With some "Gilet jaune" protestors calling for the removal of Emmanuel Macron, the French constitution is being criticized anew for concentrating too much power in the hands of the president.
Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?