Paris

French police officer faces murder probe after Pont Neuf shooting

France — Link

Two people were shot and killed in a car on the famous Parisian bridge Sunday night after the driver reportedly failed to stop for a police patrol.

Paris schools prepare to take in refugee children from Ukraine

France — Link

Amid increasing numbers of refugees arriving in France from war-ravaged Ukraine, the municipal authorities in Paris have set up special provisions for integrating Ukranian children into the city's schools.

Champions League final to move from Russia to France

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The final will now be played at the Stade de France in Paris on May 28th instead of in St Petersburg.

French Epstein associate Jean-Luc Brunel found hanged in prison cell

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Jean-Luc Brunel, 76, a model agency boss suspected of trafficking underage girls for abuse by the late US financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and who was accused of rape by several former models, was found hanged in his cell in the Paris La Santé prison early Saturday.

Work begins on controversial 'triangle' giant office building in Paris

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Building work began on Thursday to erect a 180-metre-tall triangular office block in Paris, which will be the third-tallest site within the French capital, and which Green party councillors have described as an 'aberration' that carries a 'catastrophic carbon footprint'.

Convoys of anti 'vaccine pass' protestors head for rally in Paris

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Taking inspiration from the so-called 'freedom truck convoys' blocking cities in Canada, opponents in France of a Covid-19 vaccine pass that is required for access to many public venues have set off from around the country in road convoys towards Paris, where the police authorities have banned their planned rally in the capital this weekend.   

Why tensions with Mali could soon lead to France withdrawing its troops

International — Analysis

On Monday January 31st the military-civilian junta running Mali told France's ambassador to leave the country in a further escalation of the tension that has developed between the two nations in recent months. As Rémi Carayol observes, the next stage in the bitter war of words could be an announcement from Paris that France's military forces in the African country will be withdrawn.

France hosts Russian and Ukrainian negotiators in bid to defuse crisis

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High-level meeting brought together representatives of the four countries under the so-called Normandy Format, which has been used repeatedly since Russia's 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian province of Crimea.

Tribunal overturns outdoor mask-wearing requirement in Paris

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An administrative tribunal has overturned a requirement recently imposed by the Paris prefecture for the wearing of masks in outdoor public spaces in the capital, ruling that the measure was disproportionate to the health risks otherwise present and that it did not take into account the locations and timing of mass circulation.

Speed caps introduced on e-scooters in Paris

France — Link

After mounting public concern and anger at deaths and injuries of pedestrians caused by electric scooters in Paris, rental companies have introduced geo-location systems to automatically apply a 10 kph speed limit to the machines in designated busy areas of the capital.

France ‘did all it could’ to foil terror attacks, Hollande tells court

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Former French president told trial the government had no prior warning of Paris 2015 attacks.

Kamala Harris visits Paris to work on US-France relationship

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The vice president arrives in Paris on Tuesday for a four-day visit, the latest move in a concerted effort by the Biden administration to shore up the US relationship with America’s oldest ally.

Paris trial opens into 'anti-Semitic' murder of elderly Jewish woman

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The trial has opened in Paris of two men accused of the 2018 stabbing murder in Paris motivated by anti-Semitism of 85-year-old Mireille Knoll, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

Triceratops skeleton 'Big John' sells for 6.6m euros at Paris auction

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The largest skeleton ever found of a triceratops dinosaur, dating from the the Cretaceous period around 66 million years ago, discovered in the US in 2014 and composed of 200 pieces, has sold at the Paris Drouot auction house for 6.65 million euros.

The archivists who proved the 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians

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Philippe Grand, a former chief conservator at the Paris archives, was the first person to reveal evidence of the October 17, 1961 massacre of Algerians in the heart of Paris – one of the darkest chapters of postwar French history.