A proposed EU copyright directive aims to make Google, Facebook and other online platforms pay to display snippets of news. But will it work, and what will be the costs?
Primary school children in France will now have to learn and sing La Marseillaise. But for many people, it is racist and xenophobic.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
Sporting success depends on strong squad bonds.
Although it is unlikely to find a scenario similar to that of the major flood of 1910, France’s national flood forecasting network is closely monitoring the level of the Seine.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
The new coalition's spending plans will ramp up Italy's annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Great Britain was not the only country behaving badly with its Caribbean population: France also experienced similar waves of post-war migration.
Cryonics is no longer synonymous with science fiction. What are we technically capable of doing and what do we have the right to do?
Several giant terrestrial Plathelminth species have invaded France and its overseas territories, threatening biodiversity. Thanks to participatory science, the invasion is finally recognized.
Britons living in France are obsessed with how well integrated they are.
In May 1958 General de Gaulle returned to power and established the Fifth Republic. Yet despite the monumental changes of that time, many in France today still don’t understand what really happened.
The 50th anniversary of major student unrest was perhaps not the ideal moment to propose controversial higher education reforms.
Why is a memorial to 29 Francophone men who were executed by the British government as well as to 58 men who were exiled to Australia in 1838 hidden away in a Montreal cemetery?
Since his election, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a man of the "liquid" society, where finance, labour, politics and people shift and flow. What matters is change, not the direction one is taking.
With demand for meat alternatives growing, the meat industry is getting protective over names such as 'vegetarian sausages'.
With more Americans living and working longer, many professionals are continuing their educations later in life -- with a doctorate.