France’s Hollande in damage control over tell-all book

France’s Hollande in damage control over tell-all book

French President François Hollande on Friday scrambled to contain the damage from a series of embarrassing remarks he made in a tell-all book, a day after the lengthy tome was published. The Socialist president said he “deeply regretted” criticism that upset senior lawyers and judges in a book written by Le Monde journalists Gérard Davet […]

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

 The world-famous Louvre and d’Orsay museums reopened their doors to the public on Wednesday as French insurance companies announced their initial estimates for the cost of the natural disaster. Visitors once again flocked to see the Mona Lisa and the Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre, five days after flood waters forced an emergency shutdown […]