French Jewish community ponders its future after Paris attacks

In the kosher Au Club Market grocery on Monday, the teaching assistant from the Jewish school in the Paris district of Montrouge fishes out her smartphone and hits play. The sounds of gunfire and children crying resonate in the quiet of the store, where teaching assistant Priscilla B is doing her lunchtime shopping. “I held my phone out of the window to record it,” she says. Continue reading…

Charlie Hebdo staff hold emotional first meeting after deadly attack

A journalist stroked the arm of a colleague to comfort her. Others whispered into mobile phones as they sat at a table for their first editorial meeting in new premises.

For the staff of Charlie Hebdo, which lost eight journalists including five of France’s best-known cartoonists in Wednesday’s attack, the gathering in their temporary office at Libération was an emotional affair. Continue reading…