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Marine Le Pen’s awful night may be a blessing in disguise. Reuters/Yves Herman

Has France really seen the back of the Front National?

After storming the first round of France's regional elections, Marine Le Pen's far-right party has been humiliated. But all is not lost.
Under investigation. EPA/Maurizio Gamberini

Doubt for Lagarde’s leadership means doubt for the IMF

To have one leader investigated for serious misconduct may be regarded as misfortune; to have two come under investigation looks like carelessness. But the International Monetary Fund finds itself in that…

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