Around 15,000 Parisians died in the August 2003 heatwave. So what lessons have been learned?
How resilient are we?
Our complex modern society is very vulnerable to everything from the attack in France to power failures. The good news is we can fix this.
The fears about the City don't look overcooked – here's why.
Not much liberty, fraternity or equality round here.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.
David Gulpilil as Jagamarra Jurunba, Mark Weaver as Bellyup, Dougie McCale as George and Cameron Wallaby as Pete in Satellite Boy.
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The French capital will light up to the sights and sounds of Cleverman, Samson and Delilah, and The Sapphires.
Actress Charlize Theron strikes a pose on the red carpet at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Does it matter that money plays such a big role in festivals like Cannes?
A brisk ten-minute walk from where I currently live gets me to Place de la République. Before you get there these days you will see large numbers of gendarmes in riot gear, hear the sounds of a largish…
The Brussels Airport begins reopening with new restrictions in place, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Doppagne/Pool.
The U.S. and France responded to terrorist acts by passing surveillance laws. What could Belgium learn from their example?
The city of light has found a way to draw on the resources of the private sector, while looking after the interests of its citizens.
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The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
Cut from a different cloth: outgoing Ewa Kopacz (left) welcomes successor Beata Szydło into office.
With hardliners taking charge of the government and presidency in Warsaw, the migrant rhetoric is looking worrying. But how much will change in practice?
Assad meets French delegates in Damascus following the Paris atrocities.
The Paris atrocities came just as Assad's military position was improving. Can the dictator harness international fury at Islamic State to strengthen his position in Syria?
French President Francois Hollande address the nation after the attacks.
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The Paris attacks could inspire international leaders to come together in a global climate deal.
The Paris attacks were a ghastly media spectacular. What will be the broader historical significance in Europe and further afield?
IS claims responsibility for series of assaults. President Hollande says it is an 'act of war'.
‘The queen’s vagina’.
France's paradoxical relationship with provocative artworks has, again, come to the fore.
Burning to live.
Girlhood expresses the irrepressible potential within us all not to follow, not to echo, but to live a life defined by those moments in which we feel joy.
Goody two shoes.
Studies have shown that your shoe choice may say a lot about you. What better time to test this out than fashion week?