PARIS, Aug 25:  Paris is celebrating the French resistance fighters, American soldiers and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago.

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.

Too good to be true

June 14, 2019 11:58 am

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.

PARIS, June 7: The Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday as hosts France take on South Korea. But if you were strolling the streets of Paris, you would be forgiven for not knowing it was happening.

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 16: Paris wished the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday Wednesday with an elaborate nighttime laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history.

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.

Notre Dame Fire: As It Happened

April 30, 2019 21:00 pm

A year ago, I had met a friend of mine from France. My meeting with that liberal guy was full of drama and craze as one day we debated on which one of us lived in a better country.

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.

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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.

PARIS, March 31: The Eiffel Tower was plunged into darkness late on Saturday as the city of Paris switched off the lights on its best-known tourist attraction to mark this year’s Earth Hour.

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.

PARIS, Feb 5: Flames tore through an apartment block in Paris, killing at least nine people in the early hours of Tuesday, after what prosecutors said looked like an arson attack.

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.

The black box construction branded “DIOR” was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower.

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.

The Mayor of Paris wants to pedestrianize the center of the French capital, severely restricting traffic in the city’s first four districts with electric shuttles introduced to combat pollution.

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 : Unleashed by an archduke’s assassination, World War I gradually entangled more and more countries, killing millions of soldiers and civilians and touching multiple continents.

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, Nov 11: President Donald Trump is joining French President Emmanuel Macron and other world leaders to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I.

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.

PARIS, Sept 26: A man has been jailed for three months for slapping a woman’s bottom in Paris. In a first under a new catcalling law, he was also fined for making lewd remarks about her body.

PARIS. July 7: Ahead of her debut at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, 18-year-old Taleedah Tamer has landed her first international magazine cover for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s July/August issue.

July 2: In a scene straight from the movies, notorious gangster Redoine Faid has escaped from a Paris prison by helicopter.

WASHINGTON, Jan 28: President Donald Trump says he is skeptical about climate change, but says he might sign the United States back up to the Paris climate agreement.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Prakash Dahal, son of CPN (Maoist Center) chairperson and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, passed away on Sunday morning.

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’ Public Park Gets Nudist Zone

September 4, 2017 08:00 am

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.)

LOS ANGELES: Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of hit movie ‘La La Land’, has another musical in the works, this time a multilingual television series set in Paris.

Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories – a key provision of the Paris climate deal – according  to a BBC investigation.

LAUSANNE, July 12: Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.

PARIS, June 19: The French president descended from the skies in a European military plane and Airbus and Boeing raced to impress with big plane orders as the Paris Air Show got underway Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Civil society leaders representing the mountainous region of Nepal on Monday handed over a letter of concern to the US embassy in Kathmandu expressing their displeasure regarding US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw support from the Paris climate deal.

PARIS, June 6: A police officer shot and wounded a man who attacked officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, Paris police and a police union official said.