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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.

South Sudan

In South Sudan, Peace Does Not Make Hunger Disappear

The survival of more than 7 million people, 60% of the population, depends on international human...

United Kingdom

Europe On Brexit: Pick Your Metaphor

-Analysis- "It's almost like Shakespeare: Brexit or no Brexit? That was the question." German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle resorted to a passing twist on Hamlet after the British Parliament ...

France

Voices From Baghouz: Fleeing Final ISIS Stronghold In Syria

The evacuation of civilians — especially women and children — continues in Baghouz, the I...

Algeria

Battle Of The Ages In Algeria

-Analysis- It's a striking contrast in both age and public exposure. Defying a sometimes repressive police force, a bold youth-led Algerian street protest movement has risen up against the ...

Iran

Salimi Saga: How The Iranian Revolution Changed One Family

SARI — On this frigid January night, Maliheh Salimi's home is brimming with excitement. A rental company delivered metal chairs and tables early in the morning. Pink and white balloons were ...

France

In Basque Country, The First Seeds Of A Post-Growth World

In southwest France, the "eusko" currency has become the centerpiece of an alternative ecosystem ...

Vatican City

Vatican, Costa Rica, France: #MeToo And The Sound Of Broken Silence

-Analysis- The #MeToo movement was, above all, a collective "breaking of the silence" that shifted the longstanding balance of power on the question of sexual misconduct, particularly in the ...

Japan

Longer Lives, Dying Alone And The Things We Leave Behind

As life expectancy numbers rise, a growing number of seniors experience kodokushi (lonely death),...