AMSTERDAM – Five years ago this month, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi stormed the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and, in a nightmare lasting just minutes, killed 12 people. In the days that followed, millions marched in France and elsewhere to express solidarity with the murdered journalists.
An exhibition showing the works of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of Paris’s cafes, brothels and cabarets at the end of the nineteenth century, opens next week in the French capital.
PARIS, Aug 19: Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral were returning to the Paris site on Monday for the first time in nearly a month, this time wearing disposable underwear and other protective gear after a delay prompted by fears of lead contamination.
PARIS, Aug 13: Workers are preparing to decontaminate some Paris streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral that have been tested with high levels of the lead following the April blaze that damaged the landmark.
PARIS, Aug 7: Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning.
Neymar posted a video featuring himself in a Barcelona shirt on social media on Saturday, raising more speculation that the Paris St Germain forward might return to his former club, but his public relations company said he would show up in Paris on Monday.
When James Corden takes his “The Late Late Show” to England, he does it up royally. He’s yet to ask Queen Elizabeth to join him, but this week’s London-based shows include British and U.S. stars including Tom Hanks and Lily James and a pre-taped segment with former first lady Michelle Obama.
Amélie is a 2001 film that the world knows of as that one “French film” everyone has probably watched at some point in his/her life. Its main characteristic is that it’s so undeniably French (for better or for worse). It was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the film stars the beautiful Audrey Tautou as Amelie, a kind hearted but a lonely woman living in the late 90s Paris, trying to sort through her life as well as of those around her.
May 31: In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years.
Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. The collection, named after the singer-turned-designer’s last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and eyewear and is available for sale Paris’ Le Marais area from Friday and will debut online May 29.
PARIS, May 1: French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as tens of thousands of people started marching in Paris Wednesday for May Day rallies under tight security. More than 200 arrests were made.
REIMS, April 19: President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.
PARIS, April 16: Fundraising has already begun in the wake of the fire that engulfed Paris’s Notre Dame, as the French president Emmanuel Macron invited the world to work together to rebuild the cathedral.
PARIS, April 16: A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control.
PARI, Feb 19: Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s iconic couturier whose designs had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man in the trademark white ponytail, high starched collar and dark enigmatic glasses who dominated high fashion for the past 50 years.
Valentino took drama to its height at its Wednesday spring couture collection in Paris, where Celine Dion wept theatrically as a solemn Naomi Campbell swept past to close the house’s show in a see-through black organza gown.
The Paris prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press that Brown has been authorized to leave France while the investigation is ongoing. A post late Tuesday on Brown’s Instagram page strongly denied the accusations. Brown’s publicists at Sony Music wouldn’t comment Tuesday on the complaint or say what Brown, 29, was doing in Paris. His US attorney, Mark Geragos, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Designer Hedi Slimane’s debut menswear effort for Celine — the most highly anticipated show of the season — also drew the stars inside, including Courtney Love. All were all eager to see the new face of the age-old Parisian stalwart that’s historically always been associated with dressing women.
Thom Browne provided the biggest spectacle on a relatively quiet day at Paris Fashion Week as some fashion houses decided to switch presentation dates or showing times to avoid Saturday’s yellow vest protesters who took to the streets in the French capital and beyond.
PARIS, Jan 13: A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said.
PARIS, Dec 16: A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest nationwide outcry, but the smaller crowds pushed fervently for one of their expanding demands, a citizen’s referendum to help define policy.
PARIS, Dec 11: French President Emmanuel Macron announced late Monday that he will increase France's minimum wage by 100 euros - about $114 - a month and slash overtime and some pension taxes in an effort to curb a wave of violent protests that have rocked the country for nearly a month and undermined the authority of his government.
PARIS, Dec 7: France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs.
PARIS, Dec 2: The French authorities haven't ruled out the possibility of introducing a state of emergency in the country in response to unrest organised by anti-government demonstrators in Paris and other cities.
PARIS, Nov 11: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump greeted one another during the World War I centenary commemorations in Paris, with the two leaders seen shaking hands and making other warm gestures during the event.
PARIS, Nov 11 : World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve the peace gathered by the dozens Sunday to mark the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago, turning Paris in the epicenter of global commemorations that drove home a powerful message: never again.
PARIS, Oct 7: Interpol has asked Beijing to clarify the situation of Interpol president Meng Hongwei, who has been reported missing, the international police organisation's secretary-general Juergen Stock said on Saturday.
World carbon emissions in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause for the rise has been greater use of coal in China.
PARIS, Oct 12: Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art. ‘Picasso 1932: Erotic Year’, chronicles the Spanish artist’s prolific creativity over those 12 months, referred to in the art world as his “year of wonders”.
PARIS: City officials have designated part of a Paris public park, the Bois de Vincennes, as a clothing-optional zone. Those taking advantage of the experimental space are expected to abide by a displayed charter of “good behavior,” and exhibitionism and voyeurism are strictly prohibited. (Signs will let park users know which area is designated.)