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.
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?
A North Korean student, the son of an aide to Kim Jong-un’s executed uncle, is on the run in France after evading an abduction attempt by Pyongyang’s agents, according to foreign diplomats.
“There was an attempt to force him to go back, but it is thought he escaped and is somewhere in France. There is an attempt to locate him but he hasn’t been found yet,” said one diplomatic source.
Paris (AFP) - A new book imagining a future France coming under Islamic rule hit French bookshops on Wednesday -- the same day as the deadly attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris by what appeared to be Muslim jihadists.
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.
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.