LE MONDE

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.

Iran

Seeing Warhol In Tehran? The Saga Of Iran's Modern Art Museum

Iran built itself a lavish modern art museum in the late 1970s, only to end up stowing away a pri...

France

How To Stop Trump From Creating The World's Biggest Tax Haven

With its new president, the United States may now become a massive new fiscal haven for global co...

France

Slacktivism Or Digital Revolutions? The Pros And Cons Of Online Activism

PARIS — Never before had this kind of effort been so successful in France. In the span of two weeks, starting in mid February, an online petition to say "No, thanks!" to a ...

Congo

La Sape, Congolese Dandy Style Born Of Political Protest

PARIS — Donning a ribbon-trimmed red bowler hat and a white tunic embroidered with black in what turned out to be his last concert, Papa Wemba stayed true to personal code of ...

France

Algae, The Food That Could Save Humanity

Cooked in Asia for centuries, this protein-rich marine plant is making its way onto our plates.

Lebanon

Grapes Of War: Sneaking Fine Wine Across The Syrian Border

BEKAA — It's a typical wine tasting at the Château Marsyas in the beautiful Bekaa region of Lebanon. We are trying a French Cabernet after tasting a Merlot and Shiraz. Bottles and glasses are ...

Switzerland

Ashley Madison "Fembots" Star In Swiss Exhibition

An artist duo from Zurich is using sex-talk avatars to pose some burning questions about the futu...

Iraq

Defeating ISIS Does Not Mean Peace For Syria And Iraq

-Analysis- The "caliphate" of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will not last. His self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS), announced two years ago, is on the defensive. It will vanish as ...