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UK officials want to know if Russia meddled in the Brexit vote

UK officials are wondering if Russia tampered with its Brexit referendum and they’ve now officially asked Mark Zuckerberg to look into whether Facebook possibly played a role, The Guardian reports. Damian Collins, the UK’s chair of digital, culture,…

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017

Paris holds a city-wide ‘car-free’ day

Cities have dabbled with temporary bans on cars before, but rarely (if ever) on this scale. Paris just held a third “Day Without Cars” that forbade nearly all private transport across the complete core of the city — about 40 square miles of it. If y…

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Posted on Oct 1, 2017

EU countries aim to raise tech firms’ taxes by targeting revenue

It’s no secret that European countries want major tech firms to pay more taxes, but how will they go about that beyond collecting back taxes? By taxing the companies where they’ll feel it the most, that’s how. The finance ministers of France, Germany…

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Posted on Sep 9, 2017

France and Germany want Apple and Google to pay their taxes

France and Germany are looking to make major tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon begin paying their fair share of taxes. The move comes as many European leaders have expressed frustration at how these companies focus their profits…

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Posted on Aug 7, 2017

Where Paris Meets New York: A Chic Black-and-White Apartment

Sixty square meters (that’s 645 square feet) isn’t really that small for Paris, but by American standards, it’s still on the trim side, which means there’s a bit to be gleaned here for making the most of a small(er) space. And there’s also the fact that this apartment is incredibly beautiful, which should suit you no matter what size home you live in.

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Posted on Aug 7, 2017

Facebook helped blunt Russian meddling in French elections

Facebook played a key role in identifying and stopping Russian interference in the recent French election, a US congressman has revealed. During the attack, Russian intelligence operatives attempted to spy on Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign by po…

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017

You Can Stay In This Owl-Shaped Cabin For Free

(Image credit: Refuges Périurbains)

If roughing it in the French wilderness sounds like your idea of adventure, then here’s a reason to book your next flight to France tout de suite: the company Refuges Périurbains (peri-urban shelters) is offering visitors a chance to spend a night in one of their owl-shaped cabins for free.

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017

Before & After: French Ruin (Bought for 1 Euro!) Turned Cozy Cave Home — Vocativ

(Image credit: Vocativ)

Who doesn’t like a good Before & After story, especially when the before might just be the WORST before ever? (Okay, okay, this before might give it a run for its gloriously disgusting money.) This here is a photo of the inside of a trash-filled cave home that an enterprising French couple decided to turn into a modern masterpiece.

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Posted on Jul 16, 2017

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