Keyword: Champs-Elysées

Macron tells PM to hold talks after worst unrest in Paris for decades

Government spokesman said they 'had to think about measures that can be taken so that these incidents don't happen again' after glut of violence.

Hundreds arrested in Paris during 'gilet jaunes' protests

At least 100 people were injured in street battles, with cars being torched and shops raided in central Paris.

France fuel protests: tear gas fired in clashes in Paris

For the third weekend, thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest at fuel costs, rising fuel taxes  and the high cost of living.

The divisions behind the latest 'gilets jaunes' social protests in Paris

Scenes from the first 'gilets jaunes' protests in Paris, November 17th, 2018. © E.S. Scenes from the first 'gilets jaunes' protests in Paris, November 17th, 2018. © E.S.

This Saturday December 1st the so-called 'gilets jaunes' or yellow hi-vis vest protesters will take to the streets of central Paris for the third weekend in a row. This time other groups – unions, anti-racist movements and student groups – are also planning demonstrations in the capital. But while they might all be demonstrating at the same time, these different components of the current social movement sweeping across France are not all on the same wavelength when it comes to their aims and objectives. Mathilde Goanec, Dan Israel and Faïza Zerouala report.

Huge crowds expected in Paris to bid farewell to Johnny Hallyday

Singer's coffin to be driven down Champs-Elysées followed by ceremony where President Emmanuel Macron will pay tribute to iconic pop star.

Trump accepts Macron's Bastille Day invitation

Macron's office said Trump will attend traditional military parade on Champs-Elysées, where US soldiers will march alongside French troops.

Hollande calls for unity at tribute to murdered police officer

Xavier Jugelé, 37, was killed with a Kalashnikov rifle while on duty on the Champs Elysées avenue last week.

Questions remain over Paris gunman's links to IS group

Several questions remain unexplained surrounding the attack that left a police officer dead and two others wounded on the Champs-Elysées on Thursday evening, notably whether the assailant who was shot dead, 39-year-old French national Karim Cheurfi, was in relation with Islamic State group, as it has claimed.

Champs-Elysées gunman previously jailed for shooting police officers

French national Karim Cheurfi, 39, who was killed after he murdered one police officer and wounded two others on the Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris on Thursday evening, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, was known to French security services and was released from prison on parole in 2015 after serving 14 years in prison for shooting two policemen and a third man in 2001.

Policeman killed, two others wounded in Champs-Elysées shootings

At least one police officer was killed and two others wounded when a gunman, who was subsequently shot dead in return fire, attacked a police vehicle on the popular Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris using what the interior ministry described as an 'automatic weapon'.

Policeman killed, another wounded in shooting on Champs-Elysées

At least one policeman died and another was seriously wounded in a shooting incident on the Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris, reportedly after one or more assailants opened fire on a police bus.

France tightens New Year's Eve security

Some 10,000 police officers to be deployed in Paris region alone with 600,000 revellers expected to gather on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Parisians and tourists flock to car-free Avenue des Champs-Elysées

The sunny weather helped the success of the first once-per-month car-free Sundays on the normally traffick-choked, eight-lane avenue in central Paris.

Paris city-centre New Year celebrations to be held under tight security

Crowds of hundreds of thousands traditionally join the official festivities on the Champs-Elysées, which this year will be cut to ten minutes.

France's Bastille Day parade pays tribute to anti-terrorism forces

Marching in the open was a security headache for secretive forces of the military and police who normally wear masks to hide their identity.