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Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

European Union Threatens To Slap Google With $6 Billion Fine Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Google is battening down the hatches after the European Union issued a formal list of grievances accusing the Mountain View-based company of abusing its power as the world’s most dominant search engine.

04/16/2015

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In France You Can Be Too Thin

French lawmakers hope that by banning excessively thin models on runways, women might stop starving themselves to death to look like them. Modeling agencies risk the threat of steep fines, even imprisonment if they don’t comply.

04/07/2015

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Nude Painting Banned On Facebook Could Trigger Avalanche Of Legal Challenges For Social Media

The painting is good enough for the famed Musee d’Orsay, but it’s too risqué for Facebook, and now after banning a photo of a nude painting of a woman’s crotch, the American company–whose terms of service declare users must sue in Northern California–may still face the first of potentially many lawsuits over how it does business overseas.

03/10/2015

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

French Minister Visits Twitter, Google, Facebook; Asks For Help Removing Terrorist Propaganda

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it.

02/21/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Man Plans To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

01/15/2015

A crowd lit candles and placed flowers in front of the French Consulate in San Francisco on January 7, 2015. The crowd gathered in response to the massacre of 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. (Jules Bernstein / Bay City News Service)

Hundreds Gather At French Consulate In San Francisco To Remember Victims Of Charlie Hebdo Attack

Hundreds gathered at the French Consulate in San Francisco Wednesday evening in honor of the 12 people murdered Wednesday in a terrorist attack at the offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo.

01/07/2015

Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices. (Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)

Masked Men Storm Satirical Newspaper Office In Paris, Killing 12 In France’s Deadliest Attack In 2 Decades

Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

01/07/2015

A picture taken in May 1941 showing foreign Jews, mainly Polish Jews, getting off the SNCF train in Pithiviers, center France. According to the October1940 anti-Jewish law and under German pressure more than 3,000 of them where arrested by the Paris police headquarters and imprisoned in the transit camps of Pithiviers et Beaune-la-Rolande.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

French Government Agrees To Pay Millions In Reparations To Holocaust Survivors, Family, Heirs Living In California, US

The French rail company that transported thousands of French Jews to concentration camps has agree to pay reparations Holocaust survivors and their families living abroad. The average payment will be about $100,000.

12/05/2014

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Five Creepy Vacation Sites Around The World

Ethan Reid, author of “The Undying,” from Simon & Schuster shares his list of the creepiest vacation spots around the world for Halloween.

10/24/2014

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Twitter Takes On Apple, Facebook By Allowing Users In France To Transfer Money With Tweets

Twitter is partnering with France’s second-largest bank this week to allow its customers to transfer money with tweets.

10/13/2014

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