The political brief

Brigitte Macron: France’s most popular first lady ever?

France's first baby panda has a name: Yuan Meng was named by his “godmother” Brigitte Macron this week at a ceremony held at the Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. Also, Laurent Wauquiez, the protégé of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, is favorite in the running for the leadership role of French Party “Les Républicains”. And in Corsica, nationalists demand greater freedom after winning the first round of regional election.