L'OBS

L'Obs, formerly known as Le Nouvel Observateur ("The New Observer") is France's most widely read weekly newsmagazine. Founded in 1964 by Claude Perdriel, it has been part of Le Monde group since 2014, and is based in Paris.

Belgium

The Strange Case Of "Doctor S" - A Phony Star Shrink In Brussels

Yassine S. presented himself in Brussels as a Harvard-educated psychologist. Business was booming...

France

A French Intellectual's Defense Of The "Subversive" Selfie

French academic André Gunthert asserts that the selfie is not narcissistic folly at al...

France

Mother By Day, Poker Player By Night

Sima, a Parisian mother of three, hits the poker tables every night around 10 p.m. and plays for ...

Hungary

Iron Curtain Border Guard Watches New Walls Rise

As a border guard in 1989, Arpad Bella personally opened a portion of the Iron Curtain between Hu...

France

Why This Man Is Walking Across France To Collect Garbage

AIX-EN-PROVENCE — Over the past two days, Hervé Pighiera has picked up 118 cigarette butts, 60 cigarette packs, 69 plastic bottles and 7.75 kilos of non-classifiable ...

Palestinian Territory

Hamas v. ISIS, An Islamist Civil War Simmers In Gaza

After Syria, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere, ISIS tries to take root in the Palestinian enclave govern...

France

Can Refugees And A Small French Village Save Each Other?

Peyrelevade, a village of 800 people in central France, has welcomed 60 refugees since April. Its...

United Kingdom

How Rugby Became A Boring Game Of Terminator Trench Warfare

The world of rugby is not what it used to be. Artists gave way to men built like tanks, and the 2...