Keyword: Le Monde

French spy agency summons reporter over Benalla revelations

The French domestic intelligence service, the DGSI, has summoned for questioning Ariane Chemin, a senior reporter with French daily Le Monde, over her investigations into the relationships of President Emmanuel Macron's security aide Alexandre Benalla, bringing to five the number of journalists the spy agency has recently summoned following reports embarassing the government.

French daily Le Monde in row over 'Hitler-like' Macron cover

The weekend magazine supplement of French daily Le Monde has caused controversy after its cover published on Saturday showed a mock-up of a photo of President Emmanuel Macron and the Champs-Elysée avenue in a design perceived by some as Nazi iconography.  

Shamed Élysée aide says he was 'weak link' for Macron's enemies

In his first interview since prompting the worst crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, disgraced security aide Alexandre Benalla said 'my case has been used to settle scores' and accused 'politicians and police' of using him as 'weak link' with which to hurt the French president.

France probes 560 suspected tax dodgers cited in Panama Papers leaks

French budget minister Christian Eckert said 'audits have begun' on 560 people suspected of tax evasion after their identities were revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leaks of clients of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Facebook censors mammogram photo posted by Le Monde

Facebook has apologised for removing a photo containing the bare breast of a woman undergoing a mammogram that was posted on a site run by French daily Le Monde fronting an article on breast cancer screening in France.

French journalist Florence Hartmann jailed by war crimes tribunal

Ex-Le Monde correspondent detained for revealing that information on Srebrenica massacre was withheld from international criminal court.

French news sites block the adblockers

Leading French titles such as L'Équipe and Le Parisien are telling readers to uninstall the software or lose access to their sites.

French satirical novelist in 'verbal brawl' with Le Monde newspaper

Michel Houellebecq called journalists 'parasites' and 'cockroaches' after newspaper published 'unauthorised' articles on his life.

French judge acquitted over alleged Bettencourt case 'leaks'

Isabelle Prévost-Desprez had been accused of passing details of high-profile case to journalists in breach of judicial confidentiality laws.

French warn Britain: Brexit could be your Waterloo

As commemorations begin for 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat in 1815, Le Monde tells UK of the dangers of leaving the EU.

Le Monde says Syrian Electronic Army behind hack attack

The French daily said an attack on its Twitter account and website on Wednesday was the work of a hacker supporting the Damas regime.

Hollande vows no policy change as economy stagnates

In an interview with Le Monde, the French president said 'zigzagging would make our policies incomprehensible' and would produce no results.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

Latest leak of tapped phone conversations appear to show that Sarkozy offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.

Le Monde tells story of French newspaper travails

Forced resignation of paper's editor reveals the wider problems facing French newspapers as they battle to come to terms with the digital age.

Le Monde editor quits amid French newspapers’ digital upheaval

Natalie Nougayrede left after majority of senior editors quit amid plan to shift staff to paper’s online operations and start tablet edition.