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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘France’

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

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 shipping on books. That law recently went into effect, and Amazon, professional trolls, have come up with a pretty ingenious …

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Hackers Blackmail Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza recently found itself threatened with the release of hundreds of thousands of stolen accounts to the internet. According to ITNews, a hacker group known as Rex Mundi had attempted to blackmail the Domino’s Pizza operations in France and Belgium with the release the account information of hundreds of thousands of customers. Allegedly they had the account information from …

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Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU

On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is second largest democratically-elected electorate in the world behind India’s Parliament. As such, these elections are one of the most important …

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Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it is readying launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We’ve heard about Netflix’s efforts to secure the further expansion of its European operations, and now it’s coming to fruition. Netflix is already available in the UK and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. The company did not give actual launch …

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Kim Kardashian Will Marry Kanye West in Italy

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will tie the knot next weekend in Florence, Italy. The rumors that ran rampant on Friday turned out to be factual by Saturday morning. A spokesperson for the mayor’s office in Florence has confirmed that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians couple will wed at the city’s Belvedere Fort on May 24th. Located next to …

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Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman Defends Grace of Monaco

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 Grace or Rainier,” said Kidman, who stars in the film’s titular role. “I want them to know that the performance …

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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 his general finger-in-your face exposé of the greedy and elite, everybody seems to like Dylan. Dylan has been going through …

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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 willing to testify against crime boss Mr. Fontaine (played by Demián Bichir.) After going on a bender in London, Dom …

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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 $30 in 1975, not having any idea of their actual worth. The man had hung them in his kitchen in …

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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 structure. The tower was built on March 31, 125 years ago. In 1889, Gustave Eiffel designed and built the tower …

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Netflix Said To Be Shooting For Fall Launch In France

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 Orange CEO Stephane Richard said he thinks Netflix wants to launch in France in the fall. He had appeared on …

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Vanessa Paradis Shows Off Short, Curly Hair on Red Carpet

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 long black custom-designed Alexandre Vauthier gown that showed off her long legs and very toned arms and shoulders. Paradis won …

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