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reuters.com — PARIS (Reuters) - The creators of the 1984 cult mockumentary “This is Spinal Tap” can proceed with their lawsuit against Vivendi after the media giant’s motion to dismiss the case was partially rejected, a U.S. court said on Thursday. Harry Shearer, best known for his voiceovers in “The Simpsons”, sued Vivendi in February for $125 million of profits from the movie that he alleges he is owed.
dailymail.co.uk — PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - France, which is at the bottom of EU rankings for ultra-fast fibre optic broadband coverage, sees 2025 as a new goal to roll out the technology across the country, the head of France's digital agency told Reuters. President Emmanuel Macron, who wants to turn France into a "start up nation", has made universal access to fast broadband a key priority to stimulate the economy.
reuters.com — PARIS (Reuters) - The right-hand man of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen said he was quitting the party, raising the prospect of a split in the far-right’s ranks after Le Pen’s defeat in the May presidential election and months of internal feuding. Florian Philippot, vice-president of the anti-immigrant and euro-hostile party, used an early morning appearance on French television to announce a departure that had looked increasingly inevitable as tensions with Le Pen hit boiling point.