Just a few months ago, French president Nicolas Sarkozy was chastising France 24 - broadcasting in French, English and Arabic - for not being competitive enough with other 24-hour news services such as BBC and CNN. Apparently, he's had a change of heart.
In order to "give the world a French perspective," Sarkozy has decided to stop all international broadcasting by French television in any language other than French. Monty Python couldn't have made this up, my husband noted. Read more of the logic-defying decision here.