Keyword: paris

Paris trial of ex-athletics chief Diack postponed to June

The trial in Paris of Lamine Diack, the 86-year-old Senegalese former head of the International Association of Athletics Federations, and five other defendants on charges of corruption and money laundering in connection with the doping scandal surrounding Russian athletes, has been postponed until June after new documents were provided to the court.

Nurses, teachers and lawyers join pension protests in France

Dozens of school close and rail services severely hit as demonstration enters 36th day and as talks over pension reforms are due to resume Friday.

Police kill Paris knife attacker after deadly park stabbing

Police in a Paris suburb shot a man dead after he went on a rampage with a knife, killing one person and injuring two others. French officials gave no motive for his attack but believe he would have claimed more lives.

Poland's past colonial dreams shed light on East and Central European regimes of today

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An exhibition in Paris reveals Poland's now forgotten colonial ambitions in the 1930s. In doing so, it makes a link between past Polish attitudes to colonies and other peoples and the racist reflexes of some governments in Central and Eastern Europe today. Ludovic Lamant reports.

Deadly Paris gas explosion 'due to pipe cracked by ground subsidence'

A major explosion under a building in Paris in January which killed four people, including two firefighters, and injured 66 others was caused by a broken gas pipe which was cracked by ground subsidence which had been insufficiently investigated by city hall staff and a private company, according to a commissioned experts' report revealed by the Paris prosecution services on Monday, 

Christmas plans threatened as French strike drags on

Many travellers are reconsidering their holiday travel plans as unions stood united in their opposition to the government's plans to fuse the country's 42 pension schemes into a single, points-based system.

'France's shame': thousands protest against gender violence

More than 100 women in France have been killed by a current or former partner this year.

French appeal for witnesses in their own Jeffrey Epstein inquiry

Investigators in Paris are seeking information relevant to probe focused on the convicted pedophile’s £8million Paris apartment on Avenue Foch.

Mozart minuets sold for more than 370,000 euros at Paris auction

The handwritten score for two minuets, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in  1772 when he was 16-years-old, fetched 372,500 euros ($413,000), well above their initial estimated worth, at a Sotheby's auction in Paris on Monday.

Yellow vest protests marred by violence in Paris

Yellow vest demonstrators held marches in towns and cities across France on Saturday, as the social protest movement against falling living standards for low- and middle-income earners marks one year of consecutive weekly action, when the interior ministry claimed a nationwide turnout of about 28,000, the highest since April, while in Paris groups of troublemakers who burned vehicles and attacked commercial property clashed with police in Paris who made more than 120 arrests.

Paris ceremonies mark November 2015 terrorist massacres

Several ceremonies were held in Paris on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in and around the capital on the evening of November 13th 2015, when 130 people died in a wave of shootings and bombings carried out by jihadists from the so-called Islamic State group.

Paris protest march against Islamophobia draws thousands

Marchers estimated to number 13,500 marched in Paris on Sunday following several recent incidents of Islamophobia in France, including an arson and shooting attack against a mosque in south-west France, while a number of leftwing parties did not take part arguing that organisers opposed the country's constitutional principles regarding secularity.

France introduces new regulations on electric scooters

After series of accidents country is now imposing a speed limit of 25 kilometres per hour on the vehicles with a fine of €1500 for people possessing e-scooters capable of a higher speed limit.

Paris protests over domestic violence murders

Several hundreds of protestors gathered at five major public squares in Paris on Saturday where they lay on the ground for a 'die-in" protest at the number of murders of women in domestic violence crimes in France, holding photos of victims which activists say are among a total of 121 fatalities recorded so far this year, and calling on the government for rapid new measures to deal with the problem.   

French firefighters protest pay and working conditions

Firefighters held a march in Paris on Tuesday in protest over working conditions, including low staff numbers, poor pay and inadequate protection against violence increasingly directed against them, when unions claimed a turnout of between 7,000 and 10,000.