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L'Humanité ("Humanity") is a French-language daily based in Paris. It was founded in 1904 by Socialist leader Jean Jaurès, who also edited the paper until his assassination in 1914. Although it is known historically as the organ of the French Communist Party, the paper has been editorially independent since 1999.
Forever Godard: 20 International Newspapers Bid Adieu To French New Wave Icon
Chloé Touchard

Forever Godard: 20 International Newspapers Bid Adieu To French New Wave Icon

International outlets are saluting the passing of the father of the Nouvelle Vague movement, considered among the most influential filmmakers ever.

Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss filmmaker who revolutionized cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s as the leading figure of the Nouvelle Vague (New Wave) movement, died Tuesday at the age of 91.

The Paris-born Godard produced now-cult movies such as À bout de souffle (“Breathless” 1960), Le Mépris (“Contempt” 1963) and Alphaville (1965), with his later works always garnering interest among cinephiles, even if often considered inaccessible for the wider public.

Godard's lawyer reported that that the filmmaker had been “stricken with multiple incapacitating illnesses," and decided to end his life through assisted suicide, which is legal in Switzerland, where he'd lived for decades.

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Macron, Part Deux: France And The World React In 22 Front Pages

Macron, Part Deux: France And The World React In 22 Front Pages

Newspapers in France and around the world are devoting their Monday front pages to Emmanuel Macron's reelection as French president.

Emmanuel Macron won a second term as president of France, beating far-right leader Marine Le Pen by a wide 58.5-41.5% margin ... oui, mais.

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In-person classes have resumed in Chile after more than a year of virtual lessons.

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Welcome to Tuesday, as COVID cases worldwide rise for the first time in seven weeks, a former French president is convicted of corruption and Chile goes back to school thanks in part to its extra efficient vaccine program. Meanwhile, La Stampa visits the northern Italian region of Lombardy, which is living through a grim coronavirus deja vu.

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One Year After Attack, 'Always Charlie'

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L'Humanité, Jan. 7, 2016

"Always Charlie!" reads the Thursday front page of far-left French daily L'Humanité, as France marks the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Paris offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead.

Eight staff members were killed by two gunmen who'd pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen, in what was declared as retaliation for the publication of caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

The shooting, which was followed the next two days by the killing of a police officer and four Jewish shoppers at a kosher supermarket, rallied much of France against Islamic terrorism. But the attacks also opened debate about freedom of expression and religion, as well as about the country's longstanding problems of immigration and social exclusion.

France was targeted again on November 13 in an even more deadly terror attack that left 130 people dead. In a speech to police forces Thursday, French President Francois Hollande said the "terrorist threat" would continue to weigh on the country, AP reports.

Meanwhile, Charlie Hebdo remains as defiant as ever, releasing a special anniversary issue Wednesday, with a fugitive, bloodstained God figure carrying a Kalashnikov on its front page.