Manuel Valls and the daunting challenge of uniting the left

Manuel Valls and the daunting challenge of uniting the left

Manuel Valls, who will resign as French prime minister Tuesday to run for the left-wing presidential primary, is a self-styled law-and-order strongman. Spanish-born Valls, 54, faces an uphill struggle to unite the divided French left. He is outspokenly pro-business and wants to modernise France’s Socialist Party, which he said he wanted to rename in 2007, […]

Left in limbo by the state, Paris attacks informant awaits new identity

Left in limbo by the state, Paris attacks informant awaits new identity

More than a year after the Paris attacks, a Frenchwoman who risked her life to supply the security services with valuable intelligence that thwarted future attacks says she feels abandoned by the French state. On January 19, the night editor at French radio station RMC received a very strange phone call. It was a little […]