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.


French Yellow Vests: How Social Unrest Begets Anti-Semitism

PARIS — European history has shown, time and again, that anti-Semitism is an indicator that the social state has become unstable. It’s therefore not shocking that it’s developing today in France, ...


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 ...


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 ...

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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 ...


"Yellow Vests" And The Limits Of Democratic Force

-Analysis- PARIS — So what has become of this France, champion of maintaining order, exporter of its savoir-faire and its materials to other democracies — and to totalitarian regimes anxious to ...


When China Went To Davos: Those Chilly Winds Of Global Capitalism

-Analysis- Two years ago Chinese President Xi Jinping — in the wake of the twin election victories of Brexit and Donald Trump — arrived at the Davos World Economic Forum as the would-be savior ...


On The Road To Europe: Morocco Cracks Down On Migrants

Since this summer, Morocco is the theater of an unprecedented wave of arrests and forced displace...


Why Christmas Never Ends For Iconic Paris Department Stores

There is a lot of planning behind the Christmas window decorations you find around the French cap...