How One Paris Massacre Tweet Captured the Meme-ification of Tragedy

After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left the internet-commenting world in a state of public shock and grieving, software CMO Rurik Bradbury took note of one particular myth that was making the viral rounds: that the Eiffel Tower had gone dark in tribute, instead of as it always did at 1 a.m. »11/16/15 10:00am11/16/15 10:00am

CBS Swaps Out Television Episodes With 'Terrorism-Related Plotlines' 

On Monday, November 16, CBS originally planned to air episodes of Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles that tackled terrorist-related subject matter. Seeing as this material would be jarring, to say the least, after the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the episodes have been swapped for more innocuous ones. »11/15/15 10:15pm11/15/15 10:15pm

Report: Suicide Bomber Tried To Enter France-Germany Game And Was Turned Away By Security

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, one of the attackers who detonated a suicide bomb outside of the Stade de France during last night’s France-Germany friendly had a ticket to the match and attempted to enter the stadium, when stadium security discovered his bomb vest. From the report: »11/14/15 2:15pm11/14/15 2:15pm

French Investigators Focus on Syrian Passport Holder Who Passed Through Greece  

As French investigators continue to identify the seven dead terrorists who are responsible for last night’s attack, The Guardian (and other news agencies) confirmed that a Syrian passport “belonging to a man born in 1970, and an Egyptian passport had been found lying close by the bodies of two other jihadis.” »11/14/15 1:30pm11/14/15 1:30pm

CBS Will Shift Focus of Tonight's Democratic Debate to Paris Attacks

In the wake of the Paris attacks, CBS News said that it has reworked the focus of tonight’s Democratic debate. Steve Capus, the executive editor of CBS News, told the New York Times, that his team immediately changed the questions for the Democratic candidates which will now focus on the attacks, terrorism and… »11/14/15 12:45pm11/14/15 12:45pm

French President Francois Hollande Calls ISIL Attacks Against Paris 'An Act of War'

Early today the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Paris that left at least 127 dead and many injured. ISIL called the attacks a “blessed battle” of revenge. “A group of believers from the soldiers of the Caliphate set out targeting the capital of prostitution and vice, the lead carrier of the… »11/14/15 11:10am11/14/15 11:10am

French Ex-Culture Minister: Alber Elbaz's Lanvin Dismissal an 'Unspeakable Injustice'

Alber Elbaz’s dismissal at Lanvin last week is quickly becoming one of the most interesting fashion news stories in years; as it’s developed, the story has highlighted the swiftly shifting nature of the industry and labor issues therein through the lens of one of fashion’s most celebrated geniuses. Today, it just got… »11/05/15 12:00pm11/05/15 12:00pm

Watch the Wrenching Trailer for French Oscar Hopeful Mustang

Mustang, the debut film of Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, is set in Northern Turkey and depicts unbridled freedom of being a teen girl. Because unbridled freedom is also a teen girl’s greatest and most desirable currency, it’s devastating if it’s snatched away—as happens here when the film’s quintet of lovely… »9/23/15 2:45pm9/23/15 2:45pm

France's Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen To Go on Trial for 'Racial Hatred'

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National Party, will appear in court for inciting racial hatred. The charges stem from remarks she made during a 2010 rally in Lyon. At the rally, Le Pen made disparaging comments about the Muslim population of France, comparing public prayer to the Nazi occupation. »9/22/15 9:30pm9/22/15 9:30pm

Roman Polanski's Lawyers Ask Polish Court Not to Extradite Him, Arguing Justice Has Been Served 

Roman Polanski is once again fighting extradition to the United States, where he pleaded guilty in 1977 to drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. Polanski fled the United States after serving 42 days in jail, which his lawyers now argue should count as having done his time. »9/22/15 10:45am9/22/15 10:45am

American Servicemen Tackle Suspected Terrorist on French Train

Three Americans, including two off-duty service members, are being praised as heroes after apprehending a suspected terrorist on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Americans rushed the suspect and knocked him unconscious with his own AK-47, the New York Times reports. »8/22/15 2:15pm8/22/15 2:15pm