In France, there's a brewing debate over whether to speak anglais in universite.
The National Assembly on Wednesday was taking up an education reform bill that would allow public universities to hold some courses — like science or economics classes — in English, a plan that has alarmed language purists and the political far-right alike.Full Story
Aretha Franklin is taking off the month of June.
A spokesman for the 71-year-old singer says Franklin will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July.Full Story
Piers Morgan is going behind the scenes.
The host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" has a deal with Gallery Books for "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney." Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday that the book is scheduled for October.Full Story
A New York City woman has been sentenced to probation for stalking French actress Marion Cotillard on the Internet.
Teresa Yuan was sentenced Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. She pleaded guilty last year.Full Story
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze will miss Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, leaving the team without one of its best players.
Dortmund confirmed Wednesday that Gotze will not be fit in time to face his future club at Wembley Stadium in London. It would have been the 20-year-old Gotze's last game for Dortmund before his 37-million euro switch to Bayern next season.Full Story
Seventh-ranked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of a respiratory virus.
Del Potro said in a statement Wednesday that he has not fully recovered and is not fully fit to play.Full Story
Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first.
The 26-year-old country singer won the TV dancing competition show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday.Full Story
San Antonio bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 in overtime on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists while Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime.Full Story
Juventus coach Antonio Conte and captain Gianluigi Buffon have led a club delegation to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Pope Francis is a football lover and an avid fan of Argentine team San Lorenzo, although he is also said to like Juventus because of his family's roots from the Piedmont region.Full Story
FC Seoul, Buriram United, Al Shabab and 2012 finalist Al Ahli advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Seoul scored three second-half goals to beat Beijing Guoan 3-1 on the night and by the same margin overall to qualify for the quarterfinals for the third time in five years. Buriram drew 0-0 with Bunyodkor but won 2-1 at home last week, becoming the first Thai team to reach the last eight in 10 years.Full Story