This was probably the only Oscar-nominated film watched behind the barricades in Kiev
Police Shooting That Sparked British Riots Was Lawful, Says Jury
Mark Duggan’s shooting by armed police provoked violence across the U.K. in 2011
2013: The Year in Global Protest
Three years after crowds in Tunisia forced long-time dictator President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali into flight, and kicked off what would later be termed the “Arab Spring,” the world’s streets remain alive with protest. The year …
RECAP: Egypt’s ‘Day Of Rejection’ Turned Deadly
Violence flared across Egypt as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of ex-President Mohamed Morsi, clashed with the opposition
French Soccer Clubs Aren’t Safe From François Hollande’s 75% Tax on the Rich
France’s Socialist President François Hollande rolls out a new version of his derailed 75% income tax proposal on top salaries, and finds the French soccer establishment joining the wealthy and business class in protest
The White Stuff: Mining Giant Rio Tinto Unearths Unrest in Madagascar
In the wake of aggressive protests, the British-Australian company is scaling back plans to develop the world’s biggest titanium white-pigment supply
France Celebrates Return of Convicted Kidnapper From Mexican Prison
Mexico’s Supreme Court frees Florence Cassez after seven years in prison for a 2007 kidnapping conviction that justices ruled was flawed by rights violations. Could that be the start of deep judicial reform in Mexico?
Kurdish Assassinations in Paris Turn a Spotlight on Turkey-PKK Talks
The murder of three Kurdish nationalists in Paris amid reports of peace talks between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party has sparked clashing theories over who is responsible for the killings
The Problem of Clichy: After 2005 Riots, France’s Suburbs Are Still Miserable
Seven years after Clichy-sous-Bois errupted in rioting that spread across France, TIME returns to see whether billions in spending, years of policy debate, and national soul-searching has improved life in the blighted banlieues. …
France ‘Biggest Problem’ in Euro Crisis, Say German Officials
France smarts at German comments despairing French economic response to the euro crisis, and media reports contending Berlin is preparing a To-Do reform list for sluggish leaders in Paris.
Is Gay Marriage Too Progressive for the French?
The leftist government of French President François Hollande tables legislation to legalize same-sex marriages and adoptions amid rising opposition and public hesitation
Algeria’s Ghosts: France Acknowledges a 1961 Police Massacre
French President François Hollande reverses 51 years of official denial about the violent deaths of perhaps 200 people killed during a 1961 demonstration against the Algerian war
Spain’s Anti-Austerity Movement Rocks Madrid
With the Spanish economy teetering on a precipice, the ruling government of conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced new austerity measures—a move that triggered mass protests in the country’s capital.