When US Sen. Richard Burr made headlines last month saying, “The Russians are actively involved in the French elections,” it was no shocker in France. Europeans say they've been dealing with this for years.
He called her "daughter" or "dearest Kraut." She called him "Papa." A letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich goes on sale next month in New York, and it speaks to their intense, flirty relationship.
A women's rights group in France is claiming that women are charged more than men on what are basically the same products. Now they're taking the issue to the government and demanding an end to what they call a tax on being female.
In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.
It's hard to be an entrepreneur in France these days, what with government regulation and a French attitude that failure is just bad form. So some French entrepreneurs are settling in Silicon Valley and bringing their French style with them.
At the Paris climate talks, most everybody is searching for a silver bullet — a technological fix to produce enough clean energy to allow us to continue to grow. Some argue we already have part of the solution: more nuclear energy.