Articles by Mathilde Hamel
- The Latest European Row: France Upset Over 'Cultural Exception'
June 17 2013 5:03 PM
Lesson for the EU's president: Don't mess with France's perception of its "exception culturelle." The French will get very angry.
- France Losing The War Against Smoking
June 16 2013 8:40 AM
Despite rising cigarette prices and public bans on smoking, the French still love their tobacco.
- Les Miserables: French Prisons Bursting At Seams
June 14 2013 5:48 AM
France's prisons, like prisons in many other European countries, are overcrowded, raising fears about security and rising numbers of inmate suicides.
- Marine Le Pen Banks On Immigration Backlash To Rule France
June 12 2013 12:40 PM
Marine Le Pen is taking her father's updated National Front to greater heights by relentlessly focusing on immigration.
- Au Revoir, Paris! More French Deciding To Study In US, Despite Much Higher Tuition Costs
June 11 2013 8:33 AM
Over the years, an increasing number of French students have decided to leave France and come to the U.S. to study.
- Killer Beauty: Corsica, The Most Violent Place In Western Europe
June 10 2013 1:31 PM
Corsica, France is renowned for its natural beauty, but underneath the pristine surface, there is a pervasive culture of violence.