In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
The Promenade des Anglais July 17.
Nice is an elegant and striking city, set against the azure Mediterranean. But there is history and politics behind the waving palms.
A man sits and reflects alongside the French flag near the site of the Nice attack.
France has a long history of protest and terror attacks from a range of different groups.
Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
Proposed labour reforms in France have sparked mass protests led by young people who want to reclaim democracy from the elite.
No ink on these hands, see?
EPA/Daniel Dal Zennaro
Sweeping changes to employment law are of far greater concern than allegations that the Front National has been avoiding tax.
Christiane Taubira has battled for years to prove her right to represent French people, so she couldn't stay silent when a controversial plan was hatched to strip some of their nationality.
The French regional elections were far from a nationalist wipeout. But can Marine Le Pen make good on what the party has achieved?
Marine Le Pen’s awful night may be a blessing in disguise.
After storming the first round of France's regional elections, Marine Le Pen's far-right party has been humiliated. But all is not lost.
The next French president? Not likely.
With its share of the vote rising with each election, can the extreme-right party take power on its own? The example of the French communists during the postwar boom suggests otherwise.
Taking it in her stride.
The far-right Front National leads after the first round of voting, leaving Hollande and Sarkozy with some thinking to do.
François Hollande addresses the press at the Elysée Palace.
Cuts to surveillance and questions about French values were problem even before the attack near Lyon.
Guarding the factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier.
One man is dead and two injured in an attack on a gas factory near Lyon. At least one suspect was known to French intelligence agencies.
Banned from speaking, Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to photo-bomb daughter Marine at the FN’s May Day rally.
The founder of France's far-right movement and his daughter, the current president, have had a spectacular and very public falling out.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!
Jean-Marie and Marine need to split up in a way that benefits them both.
Candidates for the local elections will stand in pairs.
A radical new system is to bring parity to regional councils.
Marching in unity.
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