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Rethinking Israel’s Attitude Vis-à-vis The Embassy Of France In “palestine” (jerusalem)

Alitalia, which has been been losing money amid a weak Italian economy and competition from discount carriers, has undergone a management reshuffle this year after Chief Executive Officer Andrea Ragnetti resigned in February following widening losses. Clearly the mounting losses pose a challenge, said Donal ONeill, an analyst at Goodbody Stockbrokers. Despite the apparent synergies it may have with Alitalia, it would be deleterious, in my view, for Air France-KLM to invest in a business that faces significant competitive threat on both its long haul and short haul operations. Convertible Bond Air France declined as much as 1.6 percent to 7.22 euros and traded at 7.25 euros as of 10:57 a.m. in Paris, valuing the airline at 2.2 billion euros ($3 billion) The Italian airline proposed investors boost funding by completing a subscription of 55 million euros through a bond convertible into stock. 14 to vote on the increase. Air France members on the Alitalia board opposed the plan, news agency Ansa reported, without saying where it got the information. An Air France spokesman declined to comment. Air France said Sept. 23 it would await more information from the Italian carriers board before committing to any move. Hiring Advisers The relatively small capital increase being sought suggests the move is only a short or mid-term solution, said Yan Derocle, an analyst at Oddo Securities in Paris. Air France has hired Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) and Mediobanca SpA (MB) as advisers to consider its options on Alitalia, Italy s Messaggero reported this week, without saying where it obtained the information. Alitalia in turn has hired Gruppo Banca Leonardo as seeks to end operating losses in 2014. While owning Alitalia would give Europes largest airline access to one of the regions biggest aviation markets and help feed trans-Atlantic routes, the need for capital comes as Air Frances domestic unit struggles to stem its own losses. The Paris-based carrier last week scrapped a target of reaching break-even at Air France as it sought to cut 2,800 more jobs.

France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations

No, certainly not. What we need is a strong Israeli diplomatic decision. Mr Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, Israel must simply demand the expulsion of the Consulate of France to Ramallah, a city that will be delighted to welcome another French diplomatic representation (there is already a French cultural center in this city). The Consulate of France in Jerusalem should deal only with the problems of Franco-Israelis, whether Jewish or Arab. But Franco- Israelis only. The Consul in our capital should cease to promote links with the Palestinians exclusively. He must cease to betray our generosity and to support terrorists. I recall the triumphal welcome he reserved to Salah Hamouri, a Franco-Palestinian released from Israeli prisons. He was sentenced for attempted attack against Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of Shas. This active member of the PFLP yet received all the honors of the Republic through the Consul. No, Israels vocation is not to welcome all the anti-Israeli diplomats that France is willing to send us. Before JSSNews , an Israeli magazine in French, discovered and published online a video showing Marion Castaing violently hitting the soldier, in which we can also see the diplomat throwing herself at the ground despite the fact she said that the soldiers have thrown her the Consulate of France was already preparing to lecture Israel.

The enforcement follows an analysis led by European data protection authorities of a new privacy policy that Google enacted in 2012, France’s privacy watchdog, the Commission Nationale de L’Informatique et des Libertes , said Friday on its website. Google was ordered in June by the CNIL to comply with French data protection laws within three months. But Google had not changed its policies to comply with French laws by a deadline on Friday, because the company said that France’s data protection laws did not apply to users of certain Google services in France, the CNIL said. The company “has not implemented the requested changes,” the CNIL said. As a result, “the chair of the CNIL will now designate a rapporteur for the purpose of initiating a formal procedure for imposing sanctions, according to the provisions laid down in the French data protection law,” the watchdog said. Google could be fined a maximum of 150,000 ($202,562), or 300,000 for a second offense, and could in some circumstances be ordered to refrain from processing personal data in certain ways for three months. What bothers France The CNIL took issue with several areas of Google’s data policies, in particular how the company stores and uses people’s data. How Google informs users about data that it processes and obtains consent from users before storing tracking cookies were cited as areas of concern by the CNIL. In a statement, Google said that its privacy policy respects European law. “We have engaged fully with the CNIL throughout this process, and we’ll continue to do so going forward,” a spokeswoman said. Google is also embroiled with European authorities in an antitrust case for allegedly breaking competition rules. The company recently submitted proposals to avoid fines in that case.