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.


Hard Truths, And A Glimmer Of Hope In Haiti

In the wake of the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, Haitian writer Yanick Lahens...


Tunisia, Where The Arab Spring Blossomed And Democracy Now Withers

North Africa correspondent Frédéric Bobin analyzes Tunisian President Kais Saied's ...


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Though every day a new bit of bad COVID-related (and other) news arrives, the already once-delaye...


Paris Environmentalists Say Non To Statue Of ''French Elvis'' With Harley

Johnny Hallyday is perhaps the most American icon France has ever produced. Dubbed the "French Elvis", the late rocker put a je-ne-sais-quoi touch on a quintessentially U.S. musical genre, gave ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meet Benjamina Karic, Sarajevo's New Millennial Mayor

The very first memories of the 30-year-old mayor is when the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina was un...


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Chicken waffles, mac and cheese, cornbread… these iconic African American dishes aren't ju...


Japanese Nationalists Try To Bury Past, Kill Freedom Of Expression

There's a bitter irony when an exhibit titled "Non-Freedom of Expression" itself faces censorship.