Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chilling details from Air France Flight 447

Imagine this… you are sleeping on a plane over the Atlantic Ocean when out of nowhere, the plane just stalls. You and fellow passengers drop straight down for 3 1/2 minutes before hitting the water at 50 metres per second. … Continue reading

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Christine Lagarde makes it official

CNN is reporting that French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is officially in the running to take over disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Khan’s position as head of the IMF: “Lagarde emphasized her background as a lawyer, a business leader, and as … Continue reading

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French drought threatens EU grain supplies

Not helping global wheat prices is news that French wheat crops are being choked by drought this season. “The French environment minister said on Monday France was in ‘a situation of crisis’ and on Wednesday imposed curbs on water consumption in … Continue reading

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrested in New York

Some say it’s shocking, some aren’t so surprised. Leading Socialist Party figure and head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been arrested in New York in connection with a sex attack against a hotel worker. A maid alleged that a … Continue reading

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Cannes kicks off with Woody Allen’s love letter to Paris

The Cannes film festival has kicked off again, with Woody Allen presenting his “love letter to Paris,” according to the Vancouver Sun. Midnight in Paris tells the story of “an American writer (played by Owen Wilson) on vacation in Paris who becomes … Continue reading

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France could recognize Palestine as a sovereign state

France and Great Britain could soon recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, according to the Jewish Post. Frustrated by breakdowns in peace talks, leaders in both countries have announced their intentions to recognize Palestine as a separate country. The news … Continue reading

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