Firefighters came under attack in Grenoble

A spectacular fire ravaged the Lucie-Aubrac college, located in the Villeneuve district of Grenoble, on Saturday night. When the firefighters arrived on the spot, they were stoned making it impossible to intervene in this district deemed sensitive. They had to wait for the reinforcement of the police forces to try to circumscribe the fire of criminal origin. Incendiary material was found on site. Source BFMTV

New German state firm to give startups €2 billion funding boost: report

The German government will set up a new state-owned company which will provide startups with the money they need to transform a great idea into a successful business, Spiegel reports. As of 2018, startups will be able to apply to a new state-owned fund for the venture capital needed to accelerate the growth of their businesses, according to a government report seen by Spiegel. Source The Local