Socialists’ downfall: Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the party’s secretary general, was among the electoral losers. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

“The Berezina of the Socialist Party” was the term widely used to describe the defeat of the former ruling party in Sunday’s French legislative electi(...)

Emmanuel Macron and  Brigitte Trogneux  celebrate Macron’s victory in the first round of the French presidential election. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The woman who is likely to become first lady of France on May 7th is a 64-year-old former French teacher who met her husband when she was 40 and he wa(...)

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde in court in Paris last week. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund, has been declared guilty of “negligence . . . leading to the misappropriation of (...)

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde stands before the start of her trial about a state payout in 2008 to a French businessman, at the courts in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Christine Lagarde swept into the courtroom on Monday glamorous and suntanned, wearing a glittering brooch and a glittering smile. The director of the(...)

Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund, will be tried by a panel of six deputies from the National Assembly, six senators and three magistrates. If convicted, she could in theory be sentenced to up to a year in prison and a €15,000 fine. Photograph:  EPA

Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund, will stand trial for negligence for allowing a sham arbitration to award €405 mill(...)

 Denis Baupin: Female officials from the green party EELV told the investigative website Mediapart and France Inter radio station he had assaulted or harassed them. Photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into “sexual aggression, sexual harassment and ill-intentioned telephone calls” allegedly co(...)

Christine Lagarde: no challengers have emerged for the top IMF job

The International Monetary Fund said it plans an open selection process for its top job and will begin accepting nominations on Thursday, even though(...)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: allegations concern fraud and misusing company assets in connection with the bankruptcy of his former Luxembourg investment company LSK. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the International Monetary Fund, could stand trial yet again, this time for fraud and misuse of corpora(...)

“One must not write what is expected. It’s important for north African writers to show they have other things to say.” Leila Slimani, whose novel In the Garden of the Ogre has just won the Prix La Mamounia literary prize in Morocco. Photograph: C Hélie Gallimard

In the most shocking scene of Leila Slimani’s In the Garden of the Ogre, the main character, Adèle wakes up with her face in an ashtray, crawls on (...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

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