With tough rules, a strict hierarchy and rigorous discipline, a school in Asnières, a suburb of Paris, wants to help disadvantaged children with immigrant backgrounds become better French citizens.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is moving to introduce compulsory military training in schools. It is a grim reminder of the country's totalitarian past that has raised fears of 'idealogical indoctrination.'
Defense, enterprise and education head the list for joint measures after the Franco-German Ministerial Council meeting in Paris. The two countries' leaders are developing closer cooperation as they look to EU reforms.
Italy's government has delayed a hotly-contested vote on a citizenship rights bill as tensions rise over the number of migrants arriving on the country's shores. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
France has overtaken the US and Britain to be ranked the country with the most non-military global influence. The annual Soft Power 30 index links polling and data to measure a country's global impact.
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