Muslim schools can provide a place for girls to study while wearing headscarves.
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School reforms pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron are aimed at pushing Muslim students into public schools. An expert explains why this may be the wrong approach.
Protestors march in Paris following one of the recent attacks.
Why are Emmanuel Macron's reform plans so controversial and why are people protesting about freedom after another spate of violent attacks?
On October 22, the French junior minister for digital transition and electronic communication, Cedric O, and the French prime minister, Jean Castex (rear) announcing the changeover of several departments to ‘maximum alert’, new curfew measures, and the new app ‘Tous Anti Covid’.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
The Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia. The sheer number of seracs gives the impression that the glacier’s surface is covered in dragon scales.
The parable of the dragons underlines the need to apprehend glacier disappearance in a transdisciplinary way, to create a dialogue between the physical, ecological and philosophical sciences.
Amaga expatria, a spectacular species, has just been reported in Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Pierre & Claude Guezennec
Several species of flatworms have invaded the West Indies, and some are spectacular. We take stock of the situation with a study published at the same time as this article.
With a long winter approaching and the virus gripping Europe, the ongoing battle between health and the economy, lockdowns and personal freedoms, will prove hugely challenging.
France and its leaders are endlessly repeating the mistakes of the past, burdened by a flawed framing of identity and a needlessly narrow path to belonging.
An homage to Samuel Paty, a teacher murdered after showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed from the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Oct. 18, 2020.
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Macron wants to 'build an Islam in France that can be compatible with the Enlightenment.' But that goal assumes France is compatible with Islam, says a Muslim scholar of religion and politics.
Hommage to Samuel Paty: “Thank you Mr. Paty to have taught us history and freedom of expression.”
The horrific death of Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, highlights the importance of the work of educators who are, more than ever, on the front lines of the fight for freedom of expression.
Coronavirus is surging in Spain, France, Germany and the UK, after many countries relaxed restrictions over the summer. They should look to success stories like Vietnam.
A similar 2018 referendum failed, but was much closer than anticipated. Some believe independence might pass this time around, particularly with the issue not high on France's list of priorities.
A modern portrait of Jeanne Barret disguised as a man, based on the author’s interpretation.
Fresh research casts new light on a boldly unconventional woman who cross-dressed as a man to join a French naval sea voyage.
French Air Force soldiers work on a Boeing C135 parked on the French Air Force base in Niamey, Niger in December, 2017.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
Turkey’s Oruç Reis vessel has been carrying out seismic work in contested waters.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
Patients of the Imperial asylum at Vincennes celebrate Emperor Napoléon III.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 19th-century France, even photographs of hospitals and bridges could become propaganda.
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Most of the interviewees in the new documentary seek to correct what they see as unfair criticism of Anelka. Few discuss his failings.
French soldiers patrol in armoured personnel carriers during the Barkhane operation in northern Burkina Faso in 2019.
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More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
Are you ready to start sharing your personal information with an app developed by Google and Apple?
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
Cameroon’s soldiers patrol near a tank in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol.
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Cameroon's anglophone crisis is not simply a dispute between two feuding groups: a range of international actors have been architects of the current situation.
European Council President Charles Michel (R) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speak as they attend a news conference following a virtual summit with Chinese President in Brussels, on June 22, 2020.
Long lenient toward China, Europeans have recently taken a firmer approach. Beijing's conduct during the Covid-19 pandemic and its general intransigence have had a lot to do with this.