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Slate Launches French Edition, More Coming In Europe?

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imageWPNI-owned current affairs webzine Slate has launched its first foreign-language edition in France and may consider further European rollouts. Slate.fr is a franchise operation that has been founded by former Le Monde editor Jean Marie Colambani and former 20minutes.fr editor Johan Hufnagel; 15 percent is owned by the Washington DC-based publisher, AFP says. The site’s launch had been delayed in January by a last-minute funding hiccup; Colombani said an investment of between $2.6 million (