Keyword: Paris city hall

Health minister takes over Paris mayoral bid amid sex video scandal

French health minister Agnès Buzyn, who has been leading the national response to the coronavirus epidemic, stepped down on Sunday to become President Macron's LREM party candidate for mayor of Paris after former government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux, originally appointed for the bid, quit on Friday over revelations of a sex video he purportedly features in. 

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Paris City Hall to serve as shelter for homeless

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced that part of the vast 19th-century building housing her administration will be turned over to sheltering up to 100 homeless people per night this winter.

Paris authorities champion the obese in anti-discrimination event

The Paris City Hall is this week staging an event highlighting discrimination forms including a catwalk show of  rounded models who will parade to raise awareness that overweight people are subject to prejudice that results in intolerable social 'rejection, disdain' and 'hostility'.

Paris City Hall showcases homeless photographers' exhibition

Trained by a professional photographer, a group of homeless men and women have captured their own view of life in the City of Light.

Former French president Jacques Chirac found guilty of Paris City Hall corruption scam

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Former French President Jacques Chirac (pictured) was on Thursday given a two-year suspended prison sentence for embezzling public funds when he was mayor of Paris to finance his political party and advisors for his presidential election campaign strategy. Chirac, 79, is the second French head of state to be tried by a court of justice, after the country's wartime collaborationist Vichy government leader, Marshal Philippe Pétain, in 1945. Michel Deléan reports.

Paris prosecutor seeks acquittal for Chirac

A Paris prosecutor has asked for illegal party funding charges against former French President Jacques Chirac and nine others to be dropped.