Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France said in a statement on Monday that Cisco Systems will be investing $100 million in local French startups. The project is in collaboration with the French state, set in place to benefit fields of vocational training and education in digital network trades, according to Reuters. The partnership will also be focusing on providing improved networks and better cyber security.
Only good restaurant reviews are now allowed in France. Caroline Doudet a blogger who runs “Cultur'elle,” found that out when she wrote a restaurant review the French court said "ranked too high a in Google search" (as if any writer can know in advance how many times a blog will be read, or what its ranking will be). Doudet was ordered to change the title of her blog and pay a fine. Instead she took it down. However a cached version is still available, and I bet it gets even more hits now that the courts have piqued everyone's interest.
Madrid (AFP) - Serbia held off France 90-85 in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid on Friday to set up a title fight against undefeated reigning champions the United States.
Havana (AFP) - Francois Hollande arrived in Havana late Sunday, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a century, cementing Paris's lead in the EU rapprochement with the communist island.
NEW DELHI: France agreed to a 25% discount on its earlier offer to clinch the deal for an off the-shelf purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Paris last month. This will be the base on which further negotiations will take place on Wednesday. The ballpark cost per aircraft as per Dassault's winning bid for the 126 MMRCA programme — the old, nowscrapped, Rafale deal — came to about $300 million, taking into account the estimates of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
Paris (AFP) - Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's National Front (FN), said Monday he was pulling out of regional elections after a fierce public spat with his daughter who now leads the far-right party.
New Democracy won the Greek election. However, party leader Antonis Samaras still needs to form a coalition.
If this seems like Déjà Vu, it's because it is. We were in the same place following the May election.
Does the Outcome Matter?
This go around, I expect Pasok will reluctantly cave in and form a coalition with New Democracy. The price might be high, such as demanding the much despised Antonis Samaras to step aside.
Regardless, does the outcome matter?