Friday, November 16, 2012

France at war with The Economist after British magazine declares country as Europe's 'time bomb'

French officials blasted weekly British magazine The Economist after its front cover claimed that France was the 'time-bomb at the heart of Europe'.

They accused the magazine of sensationalist journalism and compared the publication to Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine which carried cartoons of Prophet Muhammad naked in September.

The Economist's front cover showed seven baguettes held together by a French tricolour with a lit fuse protruding from the centre.