"France Copes With Riots" read the link on msnbc.com's front page. I thought it was an odd choice of words.
The first sentence of the linked story reads: "Rioters on Wednesday ignored extraordinary security measures implemented by President Jacques Chirac the day before, looting and burning two superstores, setting fire to a newspaper office and paralyzing France’s second largest city’s subway system with a gasoline bomb in a continuation of the worst unrest since the student uprisings of 1968."
Does that sound like the French are COPING?
It sounds like they're just hoping
That somehow things will improve.
I'd be tempted to move.