The possibility of a French recession is not exactly new: even the venerable Economist penned an an extensive article - with a humorous cover - over a year ago describing just such a possibility (the French were unamused).
Recall that about a month ago we reported that shortly after France was stunned to see its largest bank slammed by its bestest buddy, the US, with a record $9 billion fine, "France responded to the fine by announcing it will train hundreds of Russian seamen to operate the French-Made Warship", the Mistral.
A recent reddit thread encouraged students to vent about the most cringeworthy things they've heard their fellow students say during class — and the results are hysterical. Across various academic disciplines, students highlighted the funniest questions and answers they've heard in class. Here are some of the worst:
In a closed-door meeting in February 2010, Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged his French counterpart not to proceed with the sale of two amphibious assault ships to Russia because it “would send the wrong message to Russia and to our allies in Central and East Europe.”
China is about to see one of the largest human migrations, as people travel home for the Lunar Year holiday. January 31st marks the beginning of Chinese New year. But some 3.62 billion people are expected to journey home during the 40 day Spring Festival that began January 16. Every year this places a huge burden on Chinese infrastructure. We rounded up some images that show just how busy it gets this time of the year in China.