Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron face off for the soul of France

The two frontrunners in the French presidential election are poles apart: one stands for identity and culture; the other for globalism and free movement As Victor Hugo once proclaimed, we have not yet done with being French Marine Le Pen, launching her presidential campaign in Lyon on 4 February What keeps France united is the … Read more

MEPs revoke Marine Le Pen’s immunity over violent Isis images

Committee waives protection, paving way for French prosecution of Front National leader after she tweeted pictures of killings MEPs have voted to lift a separate investigation into her alleged misuse of EU funds. The European parliament and French authorities have launched inquiries after allegations that FN workers had fake jobs paid from EU funds. ordered … Read more

I threw away $100m of Picasso and Matisse art, says dealer in Paris theft trial

Co-defendant in Spider-Man trial says he destroyed five paintings stolen in 2010 from Museum of Modern Art A co-defendant in one of the worlds biggest art heists has told a court he destroyed and threw away five art masterpieces worth more than $100m that were stolen by a thief nicknamed the Spider-Man. Yonathan Birn was … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal into semifinals at Euro 2016

(CNN)It may not have won a single game in 90 minutes but Portugal won’t care at all after reaching the semifinals of Euro 2016.   A penalty shootout victory over Poland after the game had finished 1-1 after extra-time ensured it will face either Wales or Belgium for a place in the final.   Ricardo … Read more

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