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Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

By Josh Wolford July 11, 2014

In an attempt to help brick-and-mortar bookstores unable to offer the deep discounts and free shipping that has made Amazon so successful, France enacted a law last year disallowing the online retailer from offering a five percent discount and free …

Disputes abound over biographical film

Actress Nicole Kidman gently addressed criticism of her new film Grace of Monaco on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. “I feel sad because I think that the film has no malice toward the family or particularly towards …

Bob Dylan: Equal Opportunity Insulter

As nice as he is, if Bob Dylan thinks you suck, you’ll end up in a song. Bob Dylan gets rave following from both sides of the political aisle. Whether it be for his songs raging against war profiteers, or …

Dom Hemingway: Jude Law Stars in Against Type Role

Jude Law’s titular role in the recently released Dom Hemingway has earned him mostly positive reviews. The film opens as safe-cracking petty criminal Dom Hemingway is released from a 12-year prison stint that could have been shortened had he been …

Stolen Gauguin Painting Recovered in Italy

Two paintings stolen from a house in London in 1970 by renowned French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard were found hanging on an Italian autoworker’s kitchen wall. The unnamed Fiat mechanic bought the paintings at an auction for roughly …

The Eiffel Tower Celebrates Its 125th Birthday

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic monuments in the world, and is visited by over seven million people each year. Although many people can easily recognize the tower, they do not know the history behind this magnificent …

Netflix To Launch In France In The Fall? Netflix To Launch In France In The Fall?

We’ve been hearing for months that Netflix has been working on trying to get launches going in France and Germany. Now, it’s looking like at least one of those will become a reality later this year. Variety is reporting that …

New hairstyle garnered attention of fans and critics New hairstyle garnered attention of fans and critics

French pop star Vanessa Paradis appeared on the red carpet at Victoires de la Musique in Paris on Friday with a tousled mop of short chestnut curls. The 41-year-old international singing sensation and Chanel spokesmodel took the stage in a …

Netflix Making Deals For European Expansion Netflix Making Deals For European Expansion
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There’s almost no question now that Netflix will soon be launching in Germany, France and other countries in Europe. Late last year, reports indicated that the company had been in talks with officials in both countries, seeking information on laws …

Francois Hollande Breaks-up with ‘First Lady’ Francois Hollande Breaks-up with ‘First Lady’

French president Francois Hollande has split with long-time girlfriend, Valerie Trierweiler, an anonymous source confirms. The news first broke during an interview with news agency, Agence France Presse, in which Hollande, 59, admits that he and Trierweiler, 48, were no longer a …

Anelka continues to deny gesture was anti-Semetic Anelka continues to deny gesture was anti-Semetic

On Tuesday, the English Football Association (FA) charged French soccer star Nicolas Anelka with allegedly making the “quenelle” salute during a December 28 match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion. The FA issued the following statement on their …

Google Appeals Fine Over Privacy In France Google Appeals Fine Over Privacy In France

Last week, CNIL, France’s data protection watchdog, fined Google as much as is in its power for what it considers privacy violations. Google is appealing the fine. While the fine is the maximum CNIL can charge Google – 150,000 euros …

Netflix Head To France And Germany? Netflix Head To France And Germany?

As reported last month, it’s looking like Netflix may launch in France in Germany next. Reuters said at the time that the company had been talking to officials in both countries, seeking information on laws that could affect its operations. …

Valerie Trierweiler Hospitalized for Affair Rumors Valerie Trierweiler Hospitalized for Affair Rumors

France’s first lady has been hospitalized following affair rumors of her partner, President Francois Hollande. Valerie Trierweiler, 48, has been in the hospital since Friday after reports were made that Hollande and French actress Julie Gayet were seeing each other. …

Former SS Soldier Charged With 70-Year Old Massacre Former SS Soldier Charged With 70-Year Old Massacre
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A former SS soldier, now an 88 year old man identified only as Werner C, is being charged by German prosecutors for allegedly taking part in a 1944 massacre of 642 people in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, during World …

Google Fined Over Privacy In France Google Fined Over Privacy In France

Google has reportedly been fined 150,000 euros ($203,500) by CNIL, France’s data protection watchdog for what it deems to be privacy violations. This is apparently the most they can fine a company, though it can be doubled in the case …

Schumacher remains in serious condition Schumacher remains in serious condition

Investigators have had a chance to review footage from the helmet camera that Michael Schmacher’s family handed over last week, and they say that while the former Formula One racer was indeed skiing off course – or off-piste – speed …