Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.