Hmmm….Terminology a bit confused in this piece, which must have been written by a junior reporter…always suspect anything from someone selling themselves as the answer to the problem being publicised…Nevertheless, if its true, this is a major operation by organised crime.
I thought this was worth sharing primarily because its a rare example of an English newspaper printing a headline in French. Apparently some film popularised pinot noir in the US, so coops relabelled merlot and shiraz as pinot noir and sold it to E & J Gallo, who, the article alleges, have not yet complained…Nevertheless, the French courts have just fined several companies…Schadenfreude, anyone?
Guardian piece on fake landlords asking prospective tenants to show a momney transfer receipt to prove they have funds. Police allegedly unhelpful…Is that an oxymoron…or the opposite?
Piece from el Pais on AQMI. Apparently Mauretanian imams have been talking to jihadists in prison in an attempt to deradicalise them
The Basque police, the Ertzainza, working with the National Police, in the biggest operation against ETA in seven years. There is a link in the article to the previous arrest of what reads like an alleged complete 5-man cell. Time to brush up that Spanish, hombres!