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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-01-06

The Millennium bug hits ... 10 years late

In today's press review: a software error meant more than 20 million German credit and debit card holders were left unable to use their cards - a major nuisance in the middle of the winter sale period.

The Millennium Bug was meant to cause chaos at the turn of the century. 

But now, in Germany, it’s the Y2K PLUS 10 bug.
 
A programming error has led to problems for millions of Credit and Debit card users :
up to half of the cards in circulation were affected … More than 20 million customers
as the Taggespiele points out. The cause : the computers couldn't handle 01-01-10.
 
That means that ever since January 1st, consumers can’t spend their Christmas money, leaving shop owners very angry. The Winter sales is usually one of their biggest weeks.


To look at more details of the stories covered in today's Press Review, click on the links below.

 

Iceland out in the cold, feels heat of British anger. The Times of London

Israeli leaders may be relieved of arrest-warrant threat in Britain. The Times of London, Ha'aretz.

French jet-deal with Brazil under threat. Folho de Sao Paolo, Jornal do Dia.

Prankster-hacker mocks the Spanish PM as Mr Bean. El Mundo, the Sudbury Star.

 

By Luke BROWN

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2017-04-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

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