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France drops terrorism case against Canada professor

Hassan Diab was under investigation and held in custody for three years over 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed four people.

Millions in gems stolen in armed raid on Paris Ritz hotel

Robbers make off with jewellery thought to be worth 4.7m euros after they smashed display cases at a gallery in the world-famous hotel.

French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary

Arson attack, which followed anti-Semitic graffiti, came three years to the day after assault on a Jewish supermarket in Paris by Islamist gunman.

Turkish president's Paris visit slammed as 'insult to Kurds'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's trip comes the day before a commemoration of the murder of three Kurdish activists in Paris five years ago.

Paris City Hall votes to halt use of performing animals

Paris city council has voted in favour of an end to the use of performing animals in circuses and other shows in a symbolic move which now requires government-led legislation to enforce a legal ban.

Paris climate summit host Macron warns 'world is losing battle'

French President Emmanuel Macron, adopting a role to relaunch the December 2015 Paris climate accords damaged by the withdrawal of the US from the charter, hosted a 'One Planet' summit of world leaders in Paris on Monday when he warned that the international community was 'nowhere near' meeting the pledges made for measures to reduce mounting global temperatures.

Pro-Palestinian march in Paris ahead of Netanyahu visit

Protestors described President Macron as an 'accomplice' for hosting Israeli PM following US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

Tens of thousands gather in Paris to mourn Johnny Hallyday

In what was a state funeral in all but name, Paris came to a standstill and millions around France bade emotional adieu to nation's iconic rock star.

Johnny Hallyday to get 'people's tribute' send-off in Paris

Thousands of fans are expected to line Champs Elysées this Saturday to witness cortege accompanied by sound of late rocker’s hits.

Tiger roaming Paris streets shot dead by circus owner

The 200-kilogramme animal had escaped from a travelling circus that had just arrived in the south-west of the French capital and was sighted prowling streets near a television centre and hospital before it was shot dead by the circus owner.

French man with 95% burns saved by skin graft from twin brother

A 33-year-old who suffered burns to 95% of his body in 2016 is making a remarkable recovery after receiving grafts of skin from his twin brother, performed at a Paris hospital, which his immune system did not reject.  

Paris City Hall votes to axe giant ferris wheel

In an escalating conflict with self-styled fairgound boss Marcel Campion, and following the decision to end a Christmas market he managed on the Champs-Elyséee avenue, Paris City Hall has announced that the 77-year-old's licence to operate the giant Grande Roue situated on the Place de la Concorde will be ended next year.

Dilapidated Paris brothel returned to artistic glory as events space

A rare surviving example of about 200 brothels in Paris in the early 20th century, Aux Belles Poules (The Beautiful Hens), which has a stunning tiled frieze of Belle Époque ladies, satyrs and nymphs, is being patiently restored by owners who never realised what lay behind the board-covered walls of a room used as a computer business.

France eyes hosting banks post-Brexit after Paris wins watchdog move

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said the decision to relocate the European Banking Authority from London to Paris, in preparation of Brexit, sent exactly the sort of signal that big banks such as Goldman and Morgan Stanley were waiting for.

Lebanese PM lunches with Macron in Paris, will return home next week

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who barrived overnight in France from Saudi Arabia where he announced he was resigning amid mysterious circumstances and speculation he was being forced to remain in Riyadh, held talks in Paris on Saturday with French President Emmanuel Macron and announced he would return to Beirut by next Wednesday.