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.

United States

Behind Biden's Message Of Unity, A Shattered America

MILAN — The first day of Joe Biden's presidency bore clear traces of some of the recent wounds inflicted on the United States. After being sworn in, Biden arrived at the White House protected ...


COVID, Cancel Culture And Crisis At The Paris Opera

A pillar of French culture, the Paris Opera is struggling to survive both the pandemic and critic...


Post-Brexit, Tech And Trucks Make Port Of Calais "Smarter"

The customs border between the UK and the EU is back, with new rules and regulations, an influx o...


How Facial Recognition Technology Is Different In Africa

There's a reason many Africans are wary of the identification technology: It doesn't work as well...


2020 Hindsight: Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our Top Stories

From The Freedom Of Vanlife To A Pandemic Quarantine — And Back Again? RUE AMELOT Pathogens In The Permafrost: A New Climate Change Health Risk LES ECHOS No Work, ...


Radio 2020: A Year For The Ages, Time Turned On Its Head

Worldcrunch's editor reflects on how we lived through - and covered - a year that we might have k...


In Patriarchal Morocco, A Push For "Positive Masculinity"

A doctoral student in Casablanca is using a series of podcasts to help free his countrymen from o...

South Sudan

The Slow March To Emancipation For Women In South Sudan

More than half of girls in South Sudan are married before they turn 18, and only 1.3% still atten...