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Protesters against Covid-19 restrictions clash with police in Paris

An official with France's interior ministry said 161,000 people had demonstrated across the country on Saturday.

French police arrest tenth ex-member of Italian Red Brigades in Paris

Maurizio Di Marzio was the only one of ten suspects linked to the left-wing militant group who was not detained by the authorities in April.

Paris to introduce 30kph speed limit on traffic by end of August

After August, only the main ring road surrounding Paris and major boulevards and arteries will allow speeds higher than 30 kilometres per hour, Green party deputy mayor in charge of transport David Belliard announced on Thursday.

UK company 'succeeds in bid to freeze Indian state assets in Paris'

Edinburgh-based oil and gas exploration firm Cairn Energy, locked in a long-running dispute with the Indian government over a retrospective tax bill, announced on Thursday that a French tribunal had granted its application for a freeze of about 20 Indian state-owned properties in central Paris.

Legal complaint targets authorities over Notre-Dame lead pollution

A joint formal legal complaint for 'placing the lives of others in danger' has been filed by Paris residents, a trades union and an anti-pollution association over the lack of action to remove significant lead contamination that fell around Notre-Dame cathedral due to the April 2019 blaze which severely damaged the landmark. 

Paris cafés reopen as France eases Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

As of today, groups of up to six people are allowed to eat together at outdoor restaurant terraces and France's nationwide curfew is also being pushed back from 7pm to 9pm.

Clashes as police disperse banned pro-Palestinian rally in Paris

Police made 44 arrests, and used teargas and water cannons, while dispersing a banned march in Paris in protest at Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Paris organisers of pro-Palestine demo vow to proceed despite ban

The organisers of a demonstration planned for this weekend in solidarity with Palestinians amid the Israel-Gaza military conflict said they will go ahead with their march despite an official ban on the gathering which, authorities argue, carried the threat of public disturbance.

French union says it came under attack at May Day march in Paris

It appears that on Saturday the rioters targeted the anti-capitalist CGT trade union on the streets of the French capital.

Scuffles, arrests in Paris as thousands mark May Day

Police source saidt far-left "black bloc" protesters had repeatedly tried to block the trade union-led march in the French capital, with 34 people detained. 

Anti-terror probe after French police officer killed near Paris

Anti-terror prosecutors are leading probe into murder of 49-year-old unarmed female officer who was stabbed in the neck as she returned from her lunch break; her attacker was then shot dead.

Despite Covid, Macron foresees some summer tourists in Paris

French President says he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have been vaccinated or have proof of testing negative for the coronavirus.

One person dead, another wounded in Paris hospital shooting

A gunman shot a man dead and seriously wounded a securiy guard outside a Paris hospital on Monday, in what police suspect was a contract killing.

'Dirty Paris' hashtag campaign prompts political bunfight

Rightwing opponents of socialist Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo have jumped onto a social media buzz that went viral over the Easter weekend highlighting uncollected rubbish and graffiti on the streets of the French capital, which Paris city hall officials have denounced as a 'political smear cmpaign'.

Probe into claims that ministers attended 'secret' Paris dinners

Prosecutors have started an investigation after a television report about secret meals in luxury restaurants in Paris in breach of Covid-19 restrictions - some allegedly attended by French governemnt ministers.