WATCH: Paris Erupts in Celebration Over France Winning the World Cup

France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the World Cup today and people took to the streets of Paris in celebration. There was also a lot of celebrating on social media:

WATCH: Heroic Migrant Scales Four Stories to Save Child Dangling From Balcony, Invited to Apply For Citizenship

Here’s a heartwarming story for your Monday: in a video from France a man can be seen expertly scaling a four-story building to rescue a child dangling from a balcony. The footage shows the man making it up to the child at an astonishing pace, as the crowd below cheered him on, before grabbing and yanking him over the railing to safety. It turns out the hero from the video, which went viral over the weekend, is 22-year-oldΒ Mamoudou Gassama, a migrant from Mali living in France. He met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, and was thanked for the miraculous rescue. Macron said in a tweet that he would have authorities would fast-track the migrants paperwork. He was awarded a gold medal for the act and offered a job by Continue reading "WATCH: Heroic Migrant Scales Four Stories to Save Child Dangling From Balcony, Invited to Apply For Citizenship"

WATCH: French President Macron Calls Aussie PM’s Wife β€˜Delicious’

French President Emmanuel Macron stumbled into an awkward (Freudian?) slip during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday. Macron, in an effort to thank his host, turned to Turnbull and declared: “I wanted to thank you for your welcome,” Macron said. “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome.” It’s unclear what word Macron was going for, or whether he was earnestly calling Aussie first lady Lucy Turnbull delicious. For what it’s worth, the French translation of delicious, “dΓ©licieux,” has a decidedly less flirty connotation than its English counterpart. It’s typically reserved for food, e.g.Β un pain au chocolat dΓ©licieux. Macron’s gaffe in Sydney comes hot off of his speech in Washington D.C. before a joint session of Congress, in which he delivered β€” in English β€” a rousing call for cooperation between the two allies on global affairs Continue reading "WATCH: French President Macron Calls Aussie PM’s Wife β€˜Delicious’"

French President Macron Says He’s Convinced Trump to β€˜Stay in Syria Long-Term’

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had persuaded President Donald Trump to keep U.S. troops in Syria for the long haul, according to AFP reporter JΓ©rΓ΄me Cartillier. The news comes just over a week after Trump said he planned to bring all U.S. troops home from Syria, and militarily disengage from the area. Now, Macron says France “convinced him it was necessary to stay,” and “to stay for the long-term.” Trump Continue reading "French President Macron Says He’s Convinced Trump to β€˜Stay in Syria Long-Term’"

Netizen Report: In Leaked Docs, European Commission Says Tech Companies Should Self-Regulate on Harmful Speech

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In the wake of public panic surrounding a spike in threats of violence and hate speech online, the European Commission has been preparing new recommendations on how member states should address β€œillegal online content.” Although they have not been officially submitted, aΒ leaked draftΒ of the recommendations has begun to circulate and is now accessible on the website of European Digital Rights, a coalition group of civil society and human rights groups dedicated to protecting free speech and privacy online. The draft suggests that the Commission will not propose new regulations, but rather envisions private companies like Facebook and Google taking greater responsibility for these issues voluntarily. In aΒ brief analysisΒ of the recommendations, EDRi’s Joe McNamee writes: “On the basis of no new analyses, no new data and
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Watch French Shoppers Go Crazy Over A Discount on Nutella: β€˜They Are Like Animals’

War. What is it good for? Nutella, apparently. According to the BBC and other reports, IntermarchΓ© supermarkets sold Nutella for 70 percent off the original price, sending French market-goers into a frenzy trying to get their hands on as many jars as possible. The discount put the price of a jar of Nutella at €1.40 from an original €4.50. Shoppers saved about three euros on each jar of Nutella – roughly four bucks in the States. Clearly the sale was a BFD to the French, as “riot” scenes broke out in several different supermarkets. The police were summoned to one store in Ostricourt to try to quell the violent scene. “They are like animals,” an unknown customer told French media. “A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand.” In another store,Β CNBCΒ reports, the supply of Nutella Continue reading "Watch French Shoppers Go Crazy Over A Discount on Nutella: β€˜They Are Like Animals’"