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France could extend TV licence fee to computer screens

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Culture minister says government is considering making those who own a computer screen but no television pay upThe French government is considering extending the television licence fee to include computer screen owners to boost revenues for public-sector broadcasting operations, the culture minister said on Saturday.President François Hollande's Socialist government already...
France could extend TV licence fee to computer screens

Apple store in Paris robbed on New Year's Eve

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Thousands of euros of goods stolen from flagship shop as armed robbers take advantage of festivitiesArmed robbers targeted an Apple store in central Paris on New Year's Eve, taking thousands of euros worth of goods, a police official said on Tuesday.The robbery took place at about 9pm on Monday, three...
Apple store in Paris robbed on New Year's Eve

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

Robert Doisneau Google doodle marks his birth centenary

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Famous French photographer's landmark shots adorn search engine's homepageHis photographs once adorned the walls of student residences everywhere but now on the centenary of his birth, 14 April, Robert Doisneau, the French photographer, is himself the latest subject of Google's homepage, the Google doodle.Doisneau was born on 14 April 1912...
Robert Doisneau Google doodle marks his birth centenary
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