France will close all its coal power stations by 2021

French president Emmanuel Macron recently announced plans to close all of the country's coal-fired power plants two years ahead of schedule.

French President Emmanuel Macron — Photo: Ludovic Martin/Getty

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How Traveling Abroad Changes Your Outlook on the World for the Better

Considering that the United States remains the world's only superpower, that begs the question: How informed are Americans when it comes to their country's vast global power?

A map showing how North American media cover global events. (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
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When Paris Doesn't Meet Expectations, Some Seek Hospitalization for Syndrome

Paris, France is just too real for some tourists to handle. This results in Japanese tourists getting sick, and seeking therapy because of unmet expectations. 

Japanese Tourist with Baby (Wikimedia)

Paris Syndrome sounds like a condition a college freshman that has read too many Jane Austen books might develop. While the name implies something young and idealized, it can be a very serious disorder that, in the tourist season of 2011, affected twenty tourists visiting the city of lights, according to The Atlantic.

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France Just Radically Changed its Organ Donation Policy

Today, a person’s organs will be harvested, whether or not their family is against it. 

 

Patient looks at healthcare professionals as they manage his case.

Think of a place where you go periodically where you are around about 20 people. It can be your job, a classroom, or when you’re amongst fellow commuters on your daily ride to work. Now, picture those people vanishing, one by one before your very eyes, never to return. There is nothing anyone can do. And it doesn’t happen once, but over and over, day after day. Sound like the plot of a horror movie? It’s reality. 22 people are lost each day in the US waiting for a healthy organ for transplant.

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Does Clothing Make You a Terrorist? Scotland and France Make New Muslim Dress Policies.

Authorities in France and Scotland are taking very different approaches to Islamic dress in their societies.

Reactions to growing terrorist threats have varied in countries around the world and show Western countries divided in how to integrate their Muslim populations.

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