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Francois Hollande Ends Seven-Year Relationship 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 …

Quenelle Salute Leads to Charges Against Nicolas Anelka

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 Germany And France Expansions Looking More Likely Netflix Germany And France Expansions Looking More Likely

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 Depression Due To Hollande 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
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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 …

Michael Schumacher’s Helmet Camera Footage Shows Crash

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 …

Schumacher’s Helmet Camera Given to Investigators

Michael Schumacher’s helmet camera has been given to investigators following a serious skiing accident in the French Alps last week. Authorities are hoping it will answer a host of questions about the fall that ended with the former Formula One …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

Tony Parker Apologizes For Offensive Gesture
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Tony Parker is a French basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs, but he has recently found himself under the spotlight not because of his basketball prowess, but because of an accidental offense off the court. After …

Dieudonne M’bala M’bala: Ban Over Anti-Semitism?
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Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Friday that France is considering banning a comedian who has made a living repeatedly bashing the memory of Holocaust victims. Dieudonne M’bala M’bala has been fined numerous times for hate speech. At one point, he …

Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View
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Google announced that it has gathered some new imagery of ski slopes for Street View using its Street View snowmobile. Google introduced the snowmobile back in 2010 when it gathered imagery from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s good to see it’s …

Netflix May Launch In France, Germany Next Netflix May Launch In France, Germany Next

Netflix is looking to expand its operations further into Europe as it has reportedly been talking to officials in France, Germany, and other European countries, seeking information on laws that could affect its operations. Reuters reports: “Netflix wanted information about …

Beaujolais Nouveau Uncorked in 2013

“Cheers! To the Beaujolais!” Every November the party begins: the uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau. Keeping with tradition, the first bottles of 2013 were uncorked on Wednesday at midnight. By French government decree, they cannot be sold before the third Thursday …

Conehead Skull Found in Multicultural Necropolis
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The site of Obernai in France was occupied by one people or another for the last 6000 years. Now, a series of graves found there date from 4000 years ago to 2000 years ago. These 38 tombs span a fantastic …

Francois Hollande Travels to South Africa

Perhaps in an effort to avert his plunging approval ratings, Francois Hollande, president of France, is currently visiting South Africa. The aim of this trip seems to be multi-fold, with the emphasis being on the creation of an African peace-keeping …

Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

LiveScience and Reuters both report that Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics yesterday. Their prediction of the Higgs boson’s existence helps to explain how the stars and planets …

Miranda Kerr Steps Out in Paris and Cosmo
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Miranda Kerr is back on the catwalk, walking for Chanel’s 2014 Spring-Summer prêt-à-porter show and Stella McCartney’s Spring 2014 show, during Paris Fashion Week. The 30-year-old wife and mother strutted right alongside models almost 10 years younger, including hot ticket …

French Senate Votes to Ban Child Beauty Pageants

The BBC reported this morning that the French Parliament has voted on a bill that would make beauty pageantry illegal for participants under the age of 16. The vote passed the French Senate 196-146, and the ban will be headed …

Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing
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Toys “R” Us, UK, this week joined a number of other British retailers in supporting the Let Toys Be Toys campaign with plans to stop explicit gender-based marketing. Toys “R” Us Managing Director Roger McLaughlan said, “We will work with …