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'Buy the set!': Mistral warships goes 'on sale' in Russian & French spoof ads
French and Russian humor may differ, but people in both countries have almost simultaneously placed ads on customer websites, 'selling' the Mistral ships. The offer got quite a response, with people asking for specifications and possible discounts.

27.11.2014 12:50

French black justice minister under fire after slamming Ferguson police brutality
The French justice minister has been critical of US police violence after the Ferguson decision. She tweeted Bob Marley’s lyric “Kill them before they grow” referring to teenagers shot down by law enforcers.

27.11.2014 14:44

Google should apply ‘Right to be Forgotten’ worldwide – EU watchdogs
The European Union’s privacy watchdogs have urged the international Google search engine to apply the currently locally-functioning ‘Right to be Forgotten’ globally.

27.11.2014 12:45

High-speed internet spreads evil, says prominent Russian Orthodox cleric
The world was a better and a kinder place in the age of clay tablets, according to a prominent Russian Orthodox Church figure, who believes modern ways of speedy data transfer serve the spread of evil.

27.11.2014 13:34

‘No Justice, No Profit’: Hollywood stars join #BlackoutBlackFriday online campaign
The ‘No Justice, No Profit’ campaign – led by a movement of celebrities and activists – is calling for a nationwide boycott of retail outlets to protest the recent grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black teenager.

27.11.2014 02:58

Brit’s vision of Black Friday in America goes viral
A Reddit user from the UK has made an imagined image of a Walmart parking lot on Black Friday go viral by attracting hundreds of thousands of hits to their computer-crafted critique of the major American shopping day.

26.11.2014 17:10

Russell Brand: Ferguson symbolizes 'centuries of racial oppression’
British comedian Russell Brand took to his web series 'The Trews' to criticize US mainstream media's reporting of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, which he described as a “microcosmic cauldron of centuries of racial oppression.”

26.11.2014 16:34

‘Morally indefensible’: UK govt accused of 'cozy’ links with tax avoiding tech giants
The British government has been accused of being too close to international tech giants such as Google and Facebook, and has allowed them to avoid millions in corporation tax.

26.11.2014 14:35

Wireless: French phone-tapping services go on strike
Four French companies executing the bulk of court-sanctioned electronic surveillance have refused all new requests. They are accusing the country’s justice ministry of depriving them of lucrative future spying contracts.

26.11.2014 13:31

Facebook & other social media blasted for ‘relaxed’ attitude to terror plots
The British government has accused social media companies including Facebook for doing too little to monitor potential terror plots, following plans put forward by the Home Secretary to force internet companies to comply with police investigations.

26.11.2014 10:23

'Merry Muslim Christmas': Muslim family invites Danes to celebrate Xmas together
Christmas is not a Muslim holiday per se, but one unorthodox Muslim family in Denmark decided to break the rules. Hussein Allouch's open invitation to celebrate Christmas with his family has gone viral on Facebook, with thousands eager to join in.

26.11.2014 08:12

Old analogue TV frequencies should turned into free ‘super WiFi’, scientists say
Old television frequencies should be used to create new bandwidths for a super-frequency WiFi to prevent overloading of the mobile networks and boost the economy, instead of being auctioned off to the highest bidder, say German scientists.

25.11.2014 14:23