French youth have been lining up to join the French army as a result of the terror attacks in Paris last year. Nearly 1500 sign up every day, but only nine percent make the cut. One young man explains why he wants to serve.
True to its below-the-belt reputation, "Charlie Hebdo" debuted in Germany with jabs at Angela Merkel. It advertised the launch with a poster of the chancellor on a toilet. Will French satire strike Germany's funny bone?
France has been hit by a suspected terror attack days before a presidential election in which security is a top issue. Officials had feared another bloody attack ahead of Sunday's vote.
A sharp rise in deaths from terrorist attacks in developed countries in the past two years has unsettled the world. Artists have responded - with comfort and provocation.
A court has sentenced Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan to two years in jail for republishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed from the French monthly Charlie Hebdo. The verdict has raised questions about press freedom.
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