Koh-Lanta, Back on the Air in 2014

On Wednesday, July 31, TF1, the most popular TV channel in France, announced that it is bringing “Koh-Lanta” back on the air in 2014. “Koh-Lanta,” the French version of “Survivor,” is a reality-based/adventure show where 14 to 20 contestants compete against each other for cash prizes on an uninhabited island with scarce basic resources. Running […]

Starbucks and Danone teaming up for new Greek yogurt line

On Tuesday, July 23, the French food giant Danone and the American coffee chain Starbucks announced that they were joining forces to launch a new line of Greek yogurt. Named “Evolution Fresh, Inspired by Dannon,” the new Greek yogurt products will make their first appearance next spring in North American Starbucks locations, which amount to […]

Mayor of Cholet UDI Membership in Peril After Racist Comment Against Gypsy Travelers

On July 21, mayor of Cholet, Gilles Bourdouleix, lost his nerve in the face of a field occupation, which has put his Union des démocrates et indépendents (UDI) party membership in jeopardy. The episode began on Sunday night after a group of gypsy travellers settled on a plot of land of Cholet. When Mayor Bourdouleix […]

Housing Minister Brought to Tears after Attack by the Right

At Tuesday’s National Assembly, Cécile Duflot, Housing Minister and former leader of the party European Ecology – The Greens (EELV), was moved to tears after a UMP deputy questioned a polemic tweet from her partner. The scandal began on Sunday, July 14th, when Xavier Cantat, Duflot’s husband and an environmental activist, confessed on Twitter that […]