With the world's two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain them.
The Greek star found his rhythm late in the game and had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 for their eighth straight win.
Three hundred protesters stood in the cold in front of France's Senate on Jan. 22 to demonstrate against a bill being reviewed there this week involving assisted reproductive technology.
The latest demonstration comes after thousands of opponents of the controversial legislation took to the streets of Paris on Jan. 19.
Whereas ethno-nationalism and populism have been dominating debates for years — particularly since the Brexit referendum and US President Donald Trump's electoral victory in 2016 — the resurgence of anti-Semitism has been less discussed. And yet the evidence of this trend is abundant — and chilling.
The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, reopened on Jan. 18 after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system.
On Jan. 17, hundreds of disappointed visitors had massed outside the Louvre, some hurling insults at strikers who had blocked the entrance.
The participation of the Hellenic Navy in the carrier group that will escort the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on a part of its mission in the Eastern Mediterranean is seen as yet another indication of Athens' desire to strengthen its ties with Paris.
The government also sees the move as French support for Greece in light of the Turkish-Libyan maritime border accord.