Luc Van Heygen

49 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @vanheygenl | Keep up with Luc Van Heygen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Luc Van Heygen”

Russia tightens limit on foreign ownership of media

The Russian parliament has passed a law barring foreign investors from owning more than a 20% stake in the country’s media outlets. The move comes amid a propaganda war with the west over the Ukraine crisis.<p>The legislation, which was passed by the state Duma without debate on Friday with a vote of …

Brussels shooting: Benjamin Netanyahu condemns weak European response to Jewish centre attack

Israel's prime minister accused European politician leaders of "hypocrisy" for not denouncing loudly enough a suspected anti-Semitic attack in Brussels, as Belgian police released images of the alleged killer<p>Benjamin Netanyahu set himself on a collision with European leaders on Sunday by accusing …

Israel

France meets Alstom bidders with pledge to protect jobs | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - France said it would defend jobs and its national interest as it met suitors eyeing a breakup of engineering group Alstom on Monday and suggested it preferred Germany’s Siemens over U.S. giant General Electric.<p>President Francois Hollande held talks with GE boss Jeff Immelt on …

Pfizer, AstraZeneca and the UK as an offshore tax base

Print this page<p>Pfizer has finally made a public announcement of its interest in AstraZeneca. One of the main points of the deal, it turns out, is tax …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Peter Thiel

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Rhinos to be moved from South Africa to Botswana in anti-poaching drive

Up to 100 rhinos will be moved from South Africa across the border to Botswana's remote wilderness in an attempt to put them beyond the reach of rampant poaching, conservationists said on Wednesday.<p>The mass relocation comes after a record 1,004 rhinos were killed in South Africa last year and the …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Swiss nervous after vote to limit EU migrants

<b>The Swiss vote to reintroduce immigration quotas and abandon free movement of people has attracted worldwide attention, not least from Switzerland's EU neighbours, where there is also heated debate about free movement of people.</b><p>In Switzerland itself, one day after the vote, there is a feeling of …

Europe

China just became the biggest investor in Laos, and Laos’s neighbors are worried

Land-locked Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it has one thing in abundance: access to the massive Mekong River. The country’s hydropower potential has earned it the nickname “the Battery of Asia” and made it a magnet for investment from its neighbors: Thailand, southeast …

China

See: The Fab Four's First US Visit

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire | Inc.com

Over the years we’ve interviewed thousands of people about their work, including many recent retirees. One of our favorite questions for the recently departed (from work) is about their regrets.<p>While isn't uncommon for business professionals to wish they had done things differently, their ideas on …

Career Development

HSBC Global Connections — Helping businesses grow internationally

Sathya Ram, Regional Head of Clearing and Foreign Currency Payment Products of Global Payments and Cash Management for Asia-Pacific, HSBC<p>Although the …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

Rocketrip Lets Your Boss Pay You For Saving Money While Traveling

Your boss says “You’ve got a budget of $300 a day for this trip.”<p>You hear “Go spend $300 dollars a day! Have fun!”<p>Rocketrip, a company out of the latest Y-Combinator batch, wants to save companies money by <i>paying the employee</i> to find ways to travel on the cheap.<p>The idea behind Rocketrip: for every …

Alex Martins's Terrifying Mavericks Wipeout Shows What Surfers Are Up Against (VIDEO)

Why is the Mavericks surf competition in Northern California such a big deal? Because of wipeouts like this.<p>Alex Martins, one of the world's best and most seasoned big wave surfers, was invited to compete in today's competition, but pulled out earlier this week after taking the below beating. He …

Arresting Photos of Indonesia's Erupting Mount Sinabung

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2013 Ballon d'Or Award

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been honored as the best football player in the world for 2013 with the FIFA Ballon d'Or award. It's the second time he's won the award in the past five years.<p>FIFA passed along the voters' decision:<p><i>AS</i> passed along reaction from Ronaldo after he …

Soccer

Police Recover Heroin Packets Stamped 'Obamacare'

Police in Massachusetts on Friday pulled over a suspicious automobile and after conducting a search, recovered more than a thousand small packets of heroin stamped "Obamacare" and "Kurt Cobain."<p>Four people were arrested after the traffic stop in Northampton in which 1,250 of the packets were …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a …

On the Boardwalk: Scenes from Santa Monica to Venice Beach

Scenes from Santa Monica and Venice Beach, California<p>When you think of California, what comes to mind?<p>Is it San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge? Is it …