Live updates on the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Continue reading
The city of Paris is still on edge as police search for two men wanted in the attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Gwen Ifill speaks with Mark Austin of Independent Television News about the scale of the manhunt and how Muslim leaders are responding the day after the shooting. Continue reading
The deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo puts a spotlight on the growing tensions between France’s Muslim and immigrant communities and a large portion of French society, which is traditionally Catholic. The NewsHour’s Megan Thompson recently visited Marseille, one of the country’s most diverse cities, to report on the root of the conflict and the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in France. Continue reading
Although #JeSuisCharlie, referring to the attack on political newspaper Charlie Hebdo, has gained traction well beyond France, another hashtag is trending: #JeSuisAhmed.
The Eiffel Tower went dark Thursday night in a tribute to those killed Wednesday in an attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is offering help to French officials to pursue terrorists responsible for what he is calling a “horrific shooting” at a satirical weekly newspaper. Continue reading
Jean Tirole, of the University of Toulouse, France, won the Nobel Prize in economics Monday for his work on markets and regulation. Although his name might not be well-known in the U.S., his work has been recognized as some of the most applicable “real-world” economics research in decades. Continue reading
French writer Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature this morning. The Nobel Academy said they awarded Modiano the award “For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, a Frenchman was murdered by militants linked to the Islamic State in Algeria. Herve Gourdel was kidnapped over the weekend and was killed after the French government refused to halt airstrikes in Iraq. Also, NATO reported a significant drawdown of Russian forces inside Ukraine, but that thousands of troops or special forces are still deployed in or near the country. Continue reading