When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.
U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party lost its traditional backing from the Guardian newspaper, capping a week when polls showed he was beaten in the final televised campaign debate and was forced to apologize for calling a supporter “bigoted.”
The northern French village of Le Hamel sits amid farmland in the rolling hills of Picardy, its brick-and-timber houses clustered around a duck pond and a 16th- century church, far from France’s so-called urban ghettos.
Andrew Greenfield checks his home’s solar power output against consumption through his computer and mobile phone dozens of times each day. The International Business Machines Corp. storage engineer enjoys trying to match the power he consumes to heat his pool in Arizona with what he produces during the day from the panels on his roof.
French Socialist challenger Francois Hollande would defeat President Nicolas Sarkozy by 53 percent to 47 percent in the decisive second round of France’s presidential elections, according to a Harris Interactive poll. That’s the same gap as in the previous poll a week ago.
U.K. public support for Prime Minister David Cameron ’s coalition government is faltering, with 57 percent of people describing it as disappointing, the Daily Mail reported, citing a Harris Interactive poll of 1,057 people.