An internal briefing from coalition partners of Angela Merkel was leaked and referred to President Francois Hollande as "meandering".
Not only was an internal review from the German economics ministry, but the briefing note's details were also published, which listed the failings of the French economy. The leaked briefing attracted attention to the highly regulated labour market as well as highly developed social security system of France. The briefing also drew attention to high wage costs of France.
The Intouchables in Germany has reversed and revived fortunes at German Senator Entertainment. The sales have been soared and red has been turned into a sea of black. The French Comedy is directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.
It is a cross-culture comedy based on a rich paraplegic white man and his street smart caregiver. The movie has broken all the precious records for a French film in Germany. The box office recorded the sales of 9 million tickets for some $82 million.
A Norfolk man has revealed that he risked arrest to save his teenage grandson from a suspected pedophile ring in Germany. The boy is British and cannot be identified. He is living at a hidden place in East Anglia to prevent himself from being abducted and trafficked.
A hospital porter and a family doctor have gone through investigation process as part of an alleged ring of abusers in Germany. The child has been interviewed by the Hertfordshire Police. His statement has been sent to Interpol.
A proposed US Federal Reserve Rule has been opposed by Japan after Germany. According to the proposed rule, large foreign banks will hold the companies on the American subsidiaries so as to hold more capital and liquidity in this region only.
Nearly 17 years after unveiling the first model of its V System series which marked the launch of an iconic collection of SLR cameras, Hasselblad has disclosed in a recent announcement that it will stop the production of its last V System camera --- the 503CW.
Despite the fact that the medium format V System camera is still used by many top photographers of the world, thanks largely to its distinctive and familiar shape and design, Hasselblad said that the decision to discontinue the production of 503CW has been made because of the fall in the demand of the camera in the last five years.
According to a New York Times report, fitness-tracking device maker Jawbone has acquired its wearable computing rival BodyMedia; in an apparent attempt to pool the expertise of the two companies in the `wearable health sensors' arena.
The New York Times report, citing the information shared by an unidentified source, revealed that the expected value of Jawbone's April 30 deal for the acquisition of BodyMedia was approximately $110 million.
In the wake of the high-profile hacking attacks in which the Twitter accounts of a number of news organizations have been compromised over the last few weeks, popular microblogging service Twitter has, in a recent memo, warned the news organizations to tighten their security measures.
According to the latest statistics released by research firm Informa, SMS messaging in 2012 was outpaced by over-the-top (OTT) messaging service; thanks largely to six popular `free' mobile chat applications --- WhatsApp, BlackBerry Messenger, Apple's iMessage, Viber, KakaoTalk, and Nimbuzz.
With the mentioned mobile chat apps essentially enabling the users of the same app to communicate for free, Informa has revealed that - for the first time ever - the total number of OTT messages surpassed the number of peer-to-peer (P2P) Short Message Service (SMS) in 2012.
The Nokia 105, the Finnish handset maker's newest low-end handset, has recently been released in the developing countries; with the launch of the handset - priced at only about $20 retail - in the European market in the offing soon.
Despite the fact that the new Nokia 105 handset neither supports Wi-Fi nor high-speed data of any kind, it does boast some notable features which can allure handset users across the developing world.
Some of the attractive features of the water- and dust-resistant Nokia 105 handset include 35 days of standby battery life; an LED flashlight, and an FM radio.
A European Commissioner has urged Germany to increase wages more significantly so as to fuel demand at home and all over the U. K. He said that otherwise there are great chances of the currency union to break apart.
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Laszlo Andor, told to increase the wages in Monday's edition of the German daily "Süddeutsche Zeitung". He said that it was very important for Germany's minimum wage system to be extended to more industries.