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Mar 25, 2013

Napoleon Engagement Ring to Josephine: 1796 gold ring fetches close to $1M at Osenat auction

Napoleon Engagement Ring
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Napoleon Engagement Ring Credit: ABC News A 1796 Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine engagement ring was sold close to $1 million during an Osenat auction in Fontainebleau, France on Sunday, March 24, 2013. The auction of the gold ring was made in celebration of Josephine‘s 250th birth anniversary. An anonymous bidder reportedly made a $948,000 final […]


Feb 14, 2013

125 mph, no brakes car almost caused the life of a disabled driver in France

125 mph, no brakes car almost caused the life of a disabled driver in France
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A so-called 125 mph, no brakes car almost caused the life of a driver in France recently, which luckily did not happen. The driver was identified as Frank Lecerf of Pont-de-Metz, near Amiens, in northern France, who was then driving his Renault Laguna on his way to a supermarket when the incident happened. 125 mph […]


Jan 24, 2013

Car that runs on air: PSA Peugeot Citrogen Hybrid Air may be out in 2016 (Video)

Car that runs on air-PSA Peugeot Citroen Hybrid Air concept
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Car that runs on air Image Credit: PSA Peugeot Citroen A car that runs on air may be ready for production by 2016, according to a report by Motor Authority on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The new Hybrid Air concept car is being developed by French automaker PSA Peugeot Citrogen. It’s latest in car technology […]


Nov 16, 2012

Orphan Planet Found: A Potential Orphan Planet Discovered By Astronomers

Orphan Planet Found: A Potential Orphan Planet Discovered By Astronomers
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Astronomers at the Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble in France have discovered a potential orphan planet just 100 light-years away from Earth, science news sites reported on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. This artist’s impression shows the free-floating planet CFBDSIR2149, at 100 light-years away the closest such “rogue” world to our own solar system. […]


Jul 16, 2012

Swastika at France’s Marine Le Pen photo on Madonna video faces controversy, leader plans to sue

Swastika at France's Marine Le Pen photo on Madonna video faces controversy, leader plans to sue
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Updated: October 29, 2012 5:15 p.m. Read Madonna booed at MDNA concert in New Orleans, after telling fans to vote Obama for president (Video) A swastika was placed on France‘s far-right Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen‘s forehead, as shown in the photo below, and appeared on a video shown during a Madonna concert […]


Jun 11, 2012

Rare Napoleon Bonaparte letter in English sold in French auction for around $410,000 (Photo)

Napoleon Bonaparte letter
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A rare Napoleon Bonaparte letter, written in English, was sold at Osenat auction in Fontainebleau, Paris on Sunday, June 10, 2012 for 325,000 euros (around $410,000), as shown in the photo below, which fetched more than five times its estimated selling price. According to BBC News that day, Napoleon Bonaparte wrote the one-page letter on […]


May 12, 2012

Alain Robert ‘French Spiderman’ climbs France’s tallest building, First Tower using bare hands (Video)

Alain Robert French Spiderman France
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Alain Robert, also known as ‘French Spiderman‘ recently climbed First Tower, notably France’s tallest building, using only bare hands, as shown in the video below. ‘French Spiderman’ Alain Robert, climbing First Tower, France’s tallest building Image Credit: ABSYNTHE Production video As noted at Telegraph on Friday, May 11, 2012, Alain Robert climbed First Tower, located […]


Nov 26, 2011

George Michael UK Symphonica Concert Tour postponed due to pneumonia, resume dates still unknown

George Michael UK Symphonica Concert Tour postponed due to pneumonia, resume dates still unknown
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The George Michael Symphonica Concert Tour in UK has been postponed after the British singer was diagnosed with pneumonia, is now being treated in a hospital. Resume dates are still unknown. George Michael file photo Image Credit: GeorgeMichael.com As announced at GeorgeMichael.com on Friday, November 25, 2011, the remaining dates on his UK Symphonica tour […]


Nov 9, 2011

French President Sarkozy tells Obama, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu is a liar, reports say

French President Sarkozy tells Obama, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu is a liar, reports say
By in Europe, International, Politics, United States 1 comment

French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama last week during a private conversation that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “liar”. French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) and US President Barack Obama Image Credit: DSK/AFP/Getty Images According to international news sites on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, the said Sarkozy-Obama conversation occurred last […]


Oct 12, 2011

Ancient meteorite crashes into the roof of Comette family’s house in Paris

Ancient meteorite crashes into the roof of Comette family's house in Paris
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An ancient meteorite recently crashed into the roof of the house of French family in suburban Paris, according to various news sites on Monday, October 10, 2011. Martine Comette (left) holding the egg-sized meteorite Image Credit: PHOTOPQR/LE PARISIEN Coincidentally, the people living in that house in Draveil, about 12 miles south of Paris, and returned […]