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Germany has been asserting its leadership in recent weeks by seeking to resolve the two major crises confronting the continent, with Chancellor Angela Merkel heading cease-fire tal...(full article)

As part of its “first major face-lift in 30 years,” the Eiffel Tower has a new set of wind turbines.   Earlier this year, the New York City–based renewable-e...(full article)

French PM Manuel Valls told France's Jews to ignore Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who had called for them to return "home" to Israel. Valls was speaking after hundreds of Jewish t...(full article)

Baker Stéphane Cazenave is said to produce France's best baguettes. However, according to French law, he can only produce those baguettes six days a week....(full article)

SAINT-MANDÉ, France — For all her 30 years, Jennifer Sebag has lived in a community that embodies everything modern Europe is supposed to be. Inclusive, integrated, p...(full article)

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Islam and the West at War - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Over the more than 13 years since Al Qaeda attacked America on 9/11, we have seen trains blown up in Madrid, the Tube and a bus bombed in London, Western journalists beheaded, the ...

France Against Itself - Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review

Paris — This has long been a city of graffiti and of affiches, but of late the messages have been more poignant than is usual. Ambling between the central Place de la R&eacut...

France's Glory Regained - James Poulos, National Review

It is past time to notice that France has returned to a central global position....

Selling Jihadist Snake Oil in France - Dana Kennedy, Daily Beast

Omar Diaby, a career criminal from Nice, has turned into France’s most potent recruiter for Syria’s jihad—and few of his acolytes come from Muslim homes....

Europe Sits on the Verge of Regime Collapse - John Feffer, TomDispatch

Politically, the center may not hold and things seem to be falling apart. From the left, parties like Syriza in Greece are challenging the EU's prescriptions of austerity. From the...

The Far Right Wins Over France's Gays - Rachel Halliburton, Spectator

The Front National now has the support of a quarter of Paris’s gay voters – and only 16 per cent of the straight ones....

How to Fight Anti-Semitism in Europe - Arsen Ostrovsky, Jerusalem Post

70 years since end of the most horrific chapter in Europe’s history, anti-Semitism has once again surged to levels unprecedented since the end of the Holocaust, with virtuall...

A Quintessential Western Achievement - J. Techau, Carnegie Europe

It is not Michel Houellebecq's fault that his new novel Soumission ("Submission") was published in France on the same day that fanatic Islamist killers wiped out the editorial boar...

On to the Fourth Act of a European Tragedy - WR Mead, American Interest

The votes are counted, the results are in, and Syriza has won the Greek elections in a landslide. The left wing Syriza captured 149 seats in the parliament, and as of writing appea...

Relabeling Europe's "No-Go" Zones - Daniel Pipes, National Review

Government hasn’t lost control in these semi-autonomous Muslim sectors, but they present a big problem....

France Alone Leads Europe - Conrad Black, New York Sun

The aftermath of the French terrorist attacks has, so far, confirmed the helpful resolve that was the general French response to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher-market murders in Pari...

Will Integration Fix Muslim Radicalization? - Lorenzo Vidino, WotR

As the dust and emotions still settle over the attacks by jihadists in Paris, there has been a great deal of commentary on the lessons we should derive from this tragedy. The focus...

France to Bring Bigger Guns to Terror Fight - Corbet & Vaux-Montagny, AP

PARIS (AP) -- France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intellige...

Jews Are at a Numerical Disadvantage - Jonah Goldberg, National Review

In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I don’t particularly like that advi...

How the Hebdo Attackers Were Made - Spiegel

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers?...

I Lived in a Paris 'No-Go' Zone - L.V. Anderson, Slate

I was part tickled, part chagrined to see that one of Fox & Friends’ seemingly arbitrarily chosen no-go zones was my old, beloved neighborhood, Pont de Flandre in the 19th arro...

Immigration? France Grew Its Own Terrorists - M.G. Oprea, The Federalist

Ending immigration from Muslim-heavy parts of the world will not reduce terrorism in France. The men who murdered 17 people in Paris were French....

Hollande's Popularity Surge - Damien Sharkov, Newsweek

French president François Hollande’s popularity rating has more than doubled in the aftermath of the Parisian jihadist attacks which resulted in the deaths of 17 peopl...

A Word Meant to Silence the Critics of Islam - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

“It is very important to make clear to people that Islam has nothing to do with ISIS,” Valls told me. “There is a prejudice in society about this, but on the other hand, I re...

Defending France and Free Speech - Bloomberg View

Francois Hollande, France's much-derided president, has found his voice in response to last week's terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, the French government has yet to strike the rig...

France's Flawed Integration Policies - Justin Gest, Reuters

The assimilation required by France’s integration policies is at odds with the liberty that its citizens championed in the streets of Paris on Sunday. French policies — and the...

Hebdo Cofounder: Slain Editor Led Team to Death - T. Chester, Mashable

One of Charlie Hebdo's founding members has spoken out about murdered editor in chief Stéphane Charbonnier, who was known simply as "Charb," saying he "dragged the team" mem...

After the Tragedy - Economist

The attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket brought the French together. But the unity may not last....

Did Charlie Save the French President? - D.R. d'Allonnes, Worldcrunch

PARIS — What just happened? This question, which is still on everybody’s lips after Sunday’s historic rallies, goes beyond the three days of massacres that have s...

Parallels Between Radical Islam and Castro-Chavism - F.R. Fiallo, RCW

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2015/01/15/the_parallels_between_islamism_and_latin_americas_far_left_110908.html...

How to Stop Jihad in America - Washington Times

The Paris atrocities reveal the risks of leaving the border uncontrolled....

Here's What's in the Latest Charlie Hebdo - German Lopez, Vox

We've already seen the cover of the next issue of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the first since the attack, which will feature the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign readin...

French Authorities Move to Protect Jews - New York Times

Long before Chérif Kouachi burst into the offices of Charlie Hebdo last Wednesday with his brother Saïd to assassinate the journalists and cartoonists gathered at the s...

France's Anti-Terror Laws Were Already Tough - Joshua Keating, Slate

France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, has announced that the government is proposing new laws to allow for tighter surveillance of terrorist suspects. And in one sign of the cur...

We Don't Need Another War on Terror - David Ignatius, Washington Post

In the days after the deadly attack on the Paris publication Charlie Hebdo, France declared “war” on terrorism, 10,000 French paramilitary police took to the streets an...

Crises Could Make Europe Stronger - N. Nougayrede, Guardian

The mourning is not over, and the utter awe will be widely felt for a long time. It will take time to come to grips with the magnitude of the Paris events: how such terrorist attac...

If Jews Flee, France's Republic Has Failed - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

Manuel Valls: "If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France."...

Fighting Radicalization in French Prisons - Kristine Bergstrom, Slate

Some of the biggest recent homegrown French terrorists— Mohammed Merah, Mehdi Nemmouche, and now Amedy Coulibaly—were not religious men who suddenly became radicalized. Inste...

The Miracle of the Charlie Hebdo March - Bernard-Henri Levy, Daily Beast

There is something mysterious about Sunday’s mobilization....

For French Muslims, Moment of Truth - Tahar Ben Jelloun, NYT

Most Muslims in France feel completely French, and want the majority of French society to accept them as such. But no matter how categorically they reject terrorism committed in...

French Debate Has Only Begun - Amir Taheri, New York Post

The demonstrations, as the word indicates, merely demonstrated readiness to fight back in what Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called a “global war on terror.” Since ...

U.S. Officials a No-Show at Charlie Rally - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

The lack of senior U.S. government officials at free speech, anti-terrorism rallies in Paris and Washington Sunday left many wondering why President Barack Obama's administration w...

When France and America See Eye-to-Eye - Edward Luce, Financial Times

Effective handling of the attack on Charlie Hebdo has invoked something in America’s DNA....

European Politicians Fail to Fight Jihad - Gunter Bachmann, Asia Times

It is the function of intelligence services to be invisible in the case of success and to be an object of blame in the case of failure. This was certainly the case when it came to ...

Barack Obama's French Kiss-Off - Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

Barack Obama n’est pas Charlie — or at least, he wasn’t this weekend....

Do Jews Have a Future in France? - J. Kirchick, Daily Beast

There is no future for Jews in France as long as Europeans refuse to confront the tacit acceptance of violence by many of the continent’s Muslims....

What Does the West Do Now? - Chicago Tribune

With this week's vengeful attack, add one more entry — in French — to a terror timeline scripted in blood. For two decades these militant Islamist assaults on liberal Western l...

Don't Let the Bastards Win - Les Echos

PARIS - Bastards in balaclavas have declared war on France, on our democracy, on our values. On freedom. We felt it rising, this terrorist vermin. We felt it coming to our door, th...

No, It Is not a Clash of Civilizations - Aurelien Mondon, The Conversation

In terrible circumstances, where shock and confusion prevail, it is also crucial to remain level-headed in our response to these horrendous events. While we must stand on the side ...

The Terrorist Must Be Tracked to His Lair - Stephen Carter, Bloomberg

Terrorism isn’t madness. That’s the true lesson that the West keeps refusing to learn. The terrorist isn’t irrational. Evil, yes; irrational, no. So although most of the worl...

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