On December 8, 2020, Paris’s Olympia Theatre protested that cultural venues were seen as “not essential” by the government.
The French government, by prioritizing only "essential" sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic, is ignoring the importance of its culture and cultural assets.
The feeling of solidarity towards other EU countries differs from one area to another.
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens' views of their own countries' leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
French Health Minister Olivier Véran receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine on February 8, 2021.
Using the physical representation of a public figure to provoke an emotional response and encourage a certain action is a well-known strategy. Can it work for the COVID-19 vaccine?
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The protests, which have lasted for weeks, have become embroiled with deep anxieties in France about decolonisation, policing, the limits to secularism and the place of Muslims in French society.
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.
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.
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.
A man carrying a club is seen as the Proud Boys, a right-wing pro-Trump group, gather with their allies in a rally against left-wing Antifa in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 26, 2020.
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Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
Anger in Beirut after two explosions on August 4 killed more than 200 people and injured more than 7,000.
How can the international community help Lebanon's people not its power-sharing regime?
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The French president presents himself to all things to all people – leaving voters with less meaningful choice at the ballot box.
Trump and Macron agreed to a detente in their trade spat.
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France agreed to postpone implementing its law to tax US technology giants as negotiators from nearly 140 countries seek agreement on reforms to the international tax system.
The ‘yellow vests’ vote at an assembly in Saint Nazaire, April 2019.
Including direct accounts from 'yellow vests' members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
Fire burning in the upper Amazon River basin near Porto Velho on August 15.
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What the Amazon fires mean for Jair Bolsonaro politically.
Diplomacy by the seaside.
The system of multilateral international co-operation looks increasingly fragile.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, among others, at the summit in France.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison scored a precious invitation to the annual summit, but the meeting showed little promise of solving some of the world's most pressing problems.
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The EU is loathe to let treaties fail, given the sunk costs of negotiating them, but it may walk away if Johnson doesn't change his tune.
Turkey on manoeuvres.
Turkey and the EU are trading insults over the rights to exploit the huge gas reserves over the eastern Mediterranean island.
The participants in the West Balkans conference pose for the group photo at the chancellery in Berlin on April 29, 2019.
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What can be the road ahead for Kosovo and Serbia under the EU patronage?
In Muenster, Germany, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and European People’s Party (EPP) launch the European election campaign on April 27, 2019. In the center, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the CDU. Second from left, Markus Soeder, leader of the CSU. Between them, Manfred Weber, top EPP candidate for the European elections.
Ahead of the 2019 EU elections, experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway look at how the EU is perceived, key issues and perspectives for the election.