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Paris demo violence: police chief sacked, bans on rallies in hotspots

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, reacting to sharp criticism of policing during Saturday's 'yellow vest' anti-government demonstrations in Paris which saw buildings, stores, restaurants and newsstands torched in the capital's centre, announced on Monday that the Paris police chief  has been sacked, that future rallies in established trouble spots around the country may be banned, while he also approved wider use by police of the controversial LBD rubber bullet weapons which have left more than two hundred injured, many of them seriously, during the three months of rolling protests.

Buildings torched and stores looted in 'yellow vest' protests in Paris

An 18th weekend of action in so-called 'yellow vest' protests against falling standards of living for low- and middle-income earners left about 60 people, including police officers, injured in Paris where stores, restaurants, banks and vehicles were set ablaze and more than 190 arrests were made.

Picture-perfect Paris street residents fed up with Instagram invaders

Residents of the rue Crémieux, a picturesque, cobblestoned street in central Paris, are demanding it be shut off to hordes of people taking pictures of themselves in front of their doorsteps and windows to post on social media site Instagram.

Play about creation of Cyrano de Bergerac takes Paris by storm

A play about how French dramatist Edmond Rostand created the hugely popular tale Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897 has in turn become one of the most successful productions in France of modern times, performed since 2016 more than 1,000 times to a total audience of about 750,000.

Vatican envoy to France accused of molesting man

The Paris public prosecution services have opened an investigation into a complaint lodged by a male employee of the capital's City Hall against the Vatican's envoy to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, who he said repeatedly touched him in a sexual approach during a New Year's ceremony on January 17th.

City of Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal' ads

Paris City Hall is to sue online short-term rental firm Airbnb for not ensuring that property owners using its platform abide by local regulations, notably that short-term rentals are limited to a total of 120 days per year.

Ten dead and many injured in Paris apartment block fire

One person has been arrested after the blaze in the 16th arrondissement, near the Parc des Princes football stadium in south-west of capital.

France's 'yellow vests' take to streets again

Between 10,000 and 13,800 protested in Paris and though police used tear gas to disperse some protesters the situation remained relatively calm.

French police officers jailed for raping Canadian tourist

Two men sentenced to seven years for the rape of Emily Spanton - who chose to waive her right to anonymity - at Paris police HQ.

Naturist Paris play performed before naked audience

Braving a chilly night in Paris, around 300 theatre goers stripped off to watch the first naturist play performed in the French capital, a one-off comedy act whose attraction, according to one practicing naturist present, was because 'there is no better way of laughing than to laugh in the nude'.

In pictures: pretty Paris under snow

Overnight snowfall left Paris draped in white on Tuesday morning, provoking transport woes but also lending the French capital a striking beauty as captured by these news agency photos.

US singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris over rape allegation

US singer and actor Chris Brown, 29, was taken into police custody in Paris following a complaint by a  24-year-old woman that she was raped by him at suite at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the French capital.

Clashes in Paris as number of 'yellow vest' protesters rises

Some 59 people were questioned, including for having unlawful weapons and participating in a group with the goal of committing violent crimes.

Three dead after Paris 'gas blast'

Many others were injured and cars were also wrecked and other buildings damaged by blast in a bakery on Rue de Trévise in central Paris.

France braces for ninth weekend of gilets jaunes protests

President Macron prepares for three-month public debate as 80,000 police mobilise across country for more weekend demonstrations.