In the first event of its kind in France, an auction was held in the historic Paris lawcourts on Monday to sell off luxury assets seized from drug-dealers and other serious offenders, raising 1.28 million euros from the items which included a Lamborghini Huracan, luxury leather goods, a Scania truck, designer trainers and jewellery.
The Paris police prefect announced Wednesday evening that municipal employees are to be requistioned to begin clearing up rubbish that has been piling and rotting in the streets of the capital due to a nine-day and now extended strike by refuse collectors protesting at pension reform plans that would see their retirement age raised from 57 to 59.
An independent review commissioned by UEFA into last year's Champions League final in Paris, when Liverpool fans were teargassed, trapped in lengthy queues and mugged, has found the European football governing authority primarily responsible for the chaos, but also blamed France's police authorities and the country's football federation.
There were skirmishes with police on Saturday as Kurdish protestors gathered in central Paris for a demonstration in protest at the killing of three people, and the wounding of several others, on Friday at a Kurd community centre, for which a 69-yeare-old former French train driver has been detained and placed in a psychiatric unit.
An international donor conference in Paris on Tuesday racked up substantial promises of financial and in-kind support for Ukraine in response to sustained Russian aerial bombardment of critical infrastructure that has plunged millions of civilians into deepening cold and dark.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Paris on Wednesday for lunch and talks with President Emmanuel Macron to a backdrop of increasingly strained relations between their two governments on a variety of issues.
Six people were taken into custody on Saturday, following the initial arrests of four, after the body of a 12-year-old girl was found inside a trunk left on a pavement in front of the Paris apartment block where her parents are the resident caretakers.
Three French police officers have been handed suspended jail sentences after being found guilty of manslaughter during the arrest in 2015 a Paris bar of 33-year-old Amadou Koumé, upon who they applied a chokehold which led to his death from what a medical expert called slow ‘mechanical asphyxia’
In 2024, Paris will host the Summer Olympics, and the organisers have pledged the games will be “climate positive” because more carbon emissions will be offset than created, while the “environmental excellence” criteria banned the use of tropical timber in the building of the athletes’ village. But, as Jade Lindgaard reports, the tropical timber industry has, after an intensive campaign, now claimed victory.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is in Paris for talks and dinner on Thursday with President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to press the Saudi de-facto ruler to increase oil exports to ease the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, in a visit denounced by rights groups and the fiancée of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered by Saudi agents in 2018.