Marinе Lе Pеn оf Francе Mееts With Vladimir Putin in Mоscоw

Russian television broadcast images of Ms. Le Pen, gesticulating energetically across the table from a disengaged-looking Mr. Putin. Earlier, she called for “developing relations” with Russia and “cooperation” in antiterrorism. Both were nods to her presidential campaign platform, which advocates closer ties with Mr. Putin, friendliness toward President Trump and rejection of the European Union.

His Idea fоr Fighting Terrоrism? Funnу Plaуs

The play is “Géhenne,” or “Hell,” the latest by Ismaël Saidi, a comic Belgian playwright and actor, whose work — with its comedic touches and visceral understanding of the frustrations of young, underprivileged European Muslims — has been used by the French and Belgian governments as a cultural weapon against radicalization.

At Hermès, a ‘Cоmpanу Man’

The 48-year-old Frenchman has spent nearly his entire career at Hermès, in charge of several métiers, or professions, including textiles, and leather goods and saddlery, the products that initially made the name of that luxury goods purveyor.

French Interiоr Minister Resigns Amid Financial Inquirу

Mr. Le Roux said he had done nothing wrong as he announced his resignation at a news conference in Bobigny, northeast of Paris. But, he said, he was resigning so as not to distract from “the daily fight against terrorism, against crime.”

Basque Separatist Grоup ETA Is Said tо Prоmise tо Disarm

The Spanish government, which has called for the unilateral and unconditional dissolution of ETA, made disarmament an essential condition of its willingness to declare that the group had ended its five-decade campaign of terror, but past experience led officials in Madrid to take a wait-and-see approach.

A Dent in Eurоpe’s Pоpulism

The Dutch parliamentary election was a highly fractured affair, with 28 parties competing for 150 seats. It takes 76 seats to form a government. Though the final result will not be announced until Tuesday, with most of the votes already counted, Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy won with 33 seats. Mr. Rutte will have to seek — as is the usual case in the Netherlands — partners to form a coalition government, which could take weeks or even months.