In a school in a Paris suburb, Samuel Pati showed the eighth grade students a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in a class with freedom of expression. He did, however, send Muslim students out of the classroom before doing so.

Protest on roads of Paris against Islamic Fundamentalism

Somewhere in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, natural disasters are causing havoc. Meanwhile, in the French capital Paris on Wednesday, a loud noise shook the entire city.

Shares were mixed in early European trading on Tuesday after a strong day of gains in Asia, while US futures edged lower. Benchmarks slipped in London and Frankfurt on Tuesday but rose in Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

People have taken to the streets of Berlin, London, Paris and other cities around the world to demonstrate in support of Black Lives Matter protesters in the United States and to vent anger over President Donald Trump's response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic retreated Friday as investors banked profits from the week's equities rally sparked by massive government and central bank action to bolster an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

With heavy hearts, French Catholics instead gathered at the nearby church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, a few hundred meters away, for a service celebrated by the cathedral's rector Patrick Chauvet.

 French police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse stone-throwing "yellow vest" protesters in Paris Saturday, on the first anniversary of the movement challenging President Emmanuel Macron's policies.