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Netflix Said To Be Making Deals For Launches In France, Germany

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 that could affect its operations. Earlier this month, a Netflix Marketing & PR Management job posting was spotted, which called …

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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 couple. Trierweiler, who acted as First Lady, was dating Hollande for seven years. Hollande ‘s affair with 41-year-old Russian actress …

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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 website: It is alleged that, in the 40th minute of the fixture, Anelka made a gesture which was abusive and/or …

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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 ($203,500) – it wouldn’t amount to much of a dent in Google’s budget, but Google is appealing on principle. The …

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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. Now, more evidence that Netflix is targeting these markets has surfaced. Netflix has an open position for Marketing & PR …

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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. Celebrity magazine, Closer, initially published the rumors in an article, which sent the first lady into an emotional spiral. (image) The …

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Former SS Soldier Charged With 70-Year Old Massacre

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 War II. Although the accused was in fact in Oradour-sur-Glane at the time Nazi soldiers slaughtered most of the village, …

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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 of a repeated offense. Google and CNIL have been going back and forth since Google revealed its big privacy policy …

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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 was not a significant factor in the crash. Investigators have also ruled out problems with Schumacher’s skis, the trails, or …

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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 driver fighting for his life in a Grenoble, France hospital. The investigation is necessary to determine responsibility in the accident …

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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 Islamist group kidnapped the 42-year-old priest November 13 in Cameroon. The armed men then took him to northern Nigeria where …

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Tony Parker Apologizes For Offensive Gesture

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 French soccer star Nicolas Anelka made an offensive gesture after scoring a goal during one of his games, an old …

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