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Paris summit to push for faster removal of online extremist content

A meeting in Paris on Wednesday between social media companies and leaders from several governments, as well as officials from the EU, will hear a demand from France and New Zealand that the tech firms do more to remove violent content from appearing online.    

Paris police station invaded by fleas

A police commissariat in north-east Paris has been forced to close public access to its building because of an invasion over recent weeks of fleas which police staff unions say have bitten a number of officers.

France to ban electric scooters from pavements after rise in accidents

Around 15,000 rental scooters have flooded Paris since introduction last year with the number expected to rise to 40,000 by the end of this year.

Video of French policeman 'throwing rock' at protesters prompts probe

Criminal investigation is launched after footage shows a police riot officer from behind as he hurls the rock, but it does not show where it landed.

Paris May Day protests: police and demonstrators clash

The trade union event also brought both the 'yellow-vest' movement and so-called 'black blocks' of dark-clad protesters onto the streets.

Notre-Dame apostles come down to earth for clean-up

In their first return to earth in more than 150 years, bronze statues depicting the 12 apostles and the four evangelists from the New Testament have been removed by a giant crane from Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris for a clean-up of the effects of pollution and weather, part of an 11-million-euro restoration of the Gothic landmark.

Fake news sparks anti-Roma violence in France

French police called for calm and said crowds had been attacking people in Paris suburbs they believed were responsible for rumored abductions.

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.