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.
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?
French geophysicist Eric Brossier does not remember a singular, crystallizing moment, when he consciously resolved to lead an unconventional life. To do things differently than most and to plant himself, and his loving wife, France, and their two young daughters, in the middle of a Canadian nowhere aboard a 15-metre yacht.
Stuck fast in the Arctic sea ice for months on end and with a view out the boat’s stern window that, on the first Thursday of the New Year, featured a band of Inuit hunters butchering a polar bear.
The ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a better price for its oil, Environment Minister Peter Kent says.
The extra revenue would allow companies to invest heavily in leading-edge technology that would curtail pollution, he said in an interview from London.
It's now official. The top tax rate in France is now 75% for those who make over a million euros. Moreover, there is a new band of 45% for those who make over 150,000 euros. Don't forget existing the existing VAT on all purchases.
Realization the Eurozone is no longer tenable is at long last recognized. In fact, "intense discussions" have been underway for months but are just mow admitted to by senior EU officials.Bloomberg reports U.S. Stocks Extend Declines on Concern Nations May Exit EuroU.S. stocks extended declines following a report that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party wants to make it possible for European nations to exit the euro area.
A re-enactment of the 2005 Beirut assassination of Lebanese ex-prime minister Rafiq Hariri is to be staged in France later this month as part of a UN-backed probe into his murder, a source confirmed Saturday.The exercise is to take place at a military base in southwestern France on September 28, said the source.Le Figaro journalist Georges Malbrunot wrote in his blog that the re-enactment will happen under tight security at the base in Captieux, in the Gironde region, southwest France. It normally serves as an army firing range.