LE MONDE

This leading French daily newspaper Le Monde ("The World") was founded in December 1944 in the aftermath of World War II. Today, it is distributed in 120 countries. In late 2010, a trio formed by Pierre Berge, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse took a controlling 64.5% stake in the newspaper.

France

Slacktivism Or Digital Revolutions? The Pros And Cons Of Online Activism

PARIS — Never before had this kind of effort been so successful in France. In the span of two weeks, starting in mid February, an online petition to say "No, thanks!" to a ...

Congo

La Sape, Congolese Dandy Style Born Of Political Protest

PARIS — Donning a ribbon-trimmed red bowler hat and a white tunic embroidered with black in what turned out to be his last concert, Papa Wemba stayed true to personal code of ...

France

Qwant It! French Search Engine Takes On Google By Protecting Your Privacy

PARIS — For more than three years now, the French startup Qwant has been trying to prove that a search engine can be ...

France

Algae, The Food That Could Save Humanity

Cooked in Asia for centuries, this protein-rich marine plant is making its way onto our plates.

Switzerland

Ashley Madison "Fembots" Star In Swiss Exhibition

An artist duo from Zurich is using sex-talk avatars to pose some burning questions about the futu...

Iraq

Defeating ISIS Does Not Mean Peace For Syria And Iraq

-Analysis- The "caliphate" of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will not last. His self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS), announced two years ago, is on the defensive. It will vanish as ...

United Kingdom

What Brexit Means For Those Polish Immigrants In The UK

A decade ago, the "Polish plumber" became the symbol of British fears of immigrants com...

France

The Many Benefits Of Joking On The Job

-Analysis- PARIS — It's a company like any other, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Except that in ...