News du Jour: GE Pledges Jobs, President Le Pen?


G.E. officials went to the Elysée Palace yesterday to meet with President Hollande about acquiring French company Alstom, promising to create 1,000 new jobs. [DealBook]

Given the National Front's recent election gains, some are asking if Marine Le Pen could become the next president of France. [Reuters]

Carrying signs that read "Dear Europe, We Are Sorry" and "Wake Up France," young protesters are demonstrating against the National Front in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Rouen, Amiens, Nantes, Marseille, and Bordeaux. [France 24]

The intriguing life story of Roland Garros, the French Open stadium's namesake and a forgotten World War I hero. [CNN]

After leaving France because of high taxes, Gerard Depardieu reportedly pays only a 6 percent tax in his adopted homeland of Russia. [The Local]