Nearly-NSFW ‘Viva la Vulva’ Ad Triggers Prudish Outrage in France

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The Nana brand of feminine hygiene products is under fire in France for putting out a nearly-NSFW ad campaign dubbed “Viva la Vulva” that has been deemed too offensive, even by stereotypical French standards. According to French publication Le Figaro, legions of consumers have demanded that regulators ban the ad, which repeatedly symbolizes vulvas using … Read more

Flying Soldiers & Nano Satellites: Are France & Macron Going Nuts?

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Eager to shed its “dropped once, never fired” reputation, France is assiduously gearing up for World War III. And the latest additions to President Macron’s armed forces will leave even the best military strategist speechless. A “Space Command” with laser-shooting Nano-satellites, an army of science fiction writers, and a Green Goblin-inspired flying soldier are just … Read more

Dow Zooms Higher While Trump Flirts With ANOTHER Trade War

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The Dow prepared to zoom higher for a second consecutive day after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell all-but-confirmed that at least one interest rate cut waits just over the horizon. However, with the US stock market trading racing toward new record highs, investors must now grapple with yet another front in President Trump’s international trade … Read more

Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral: Heart-Breaking Costs of a Catastrophic Fire

By CCN.com:  Millions watched with tears in their eyes as Notre Dame was ravaged by fire on Monday night. The cathedral’s iconic spire was engulfed in flames before collapsing into ash, and 100 meters of wooden roof work was destroyed. France’s president Emmanuel Macron said the “worst had been avoided,” but attention now turns to … Read more

France’s Millionaire Tax Failed – So Will AOC’s Green New Deal

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It seems like New York and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could learn a thing or two from Europe. The “millionaire tax” that both the state and its most controversial representative are proposing was first attempted in France back in 2012. Then, President Francois Hollande instilled a 75 percent “supertax” on all income exceeding $1.12 million. Two years … Read more

French Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen Faces Imprisonment for Anti-ISIS Tweets

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The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces three years imprisonment and a possibly €75,000 ($90,000) fine over tweets she shared four years ago showing ISIS atrocities. The 50-year-old former presidential candidate, President of the National Rally political party (previously named National Front), is being prosecuted for distributing violent images, few weeks after the Paris … Read more

France Targets Amazon, Google, Facebook for an Annual $500 Million Tax Boost

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France is targeting large technology firms such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and others in a move that could fetch the French nation about $500 million. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper. Le Maire said the tax targets companies with a worldwide digital turnover of at … Read more

Google Slapped with $57 Million Fine in Landmark GDPR Case

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By CCN.com: French regulators have slapped Google with a landmark $57 million fine for committing GDPR infractions, making it the first major U.S. tech company to face punitive action under Europe’s new digital privacy regime. France Fines Google $57 Million for GDPR Infractions The French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) imposed the … Read more

France’s Largest Bank BNP Paribas Loses $80 Million Due to Trader’s Pre-Vacation Snafu

According to multiple sources, BNP SA, known by many as the largest bank in France, reportedly made a loss of $80 million in derivative trades connected to the United States. The sources confirmed that Antoine Lours, the Head of U.S index trading at BNP, is yet to return to his position at the bank. Lours … Read more

Pro-Crypto French MPs Want to Invest 500 Million Euros to Make France ‘Blockchain Nation’

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Two pro-crypto members of the French Parliament (Parlement français) want the country to invest up to 500 million euros in blockchain programs to elevate France as a “blockchain nation.” Deputies Jean-Michel Mis and Laure de La Raudière released a report on Dec. 12 outlining 20 proposals to support the development and mainstream adoption of blockchain, … Read more