Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is in Paris for talks and dinner on Thursday with President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to press the Saudi de-facto ruler to increase oil exports to ease the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, in a visit denounced by rights groups and the fiancée of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered by Saudi agents in 2018.
On the back of a NATO summit in Madrid, Australia's newly elected prime minister Anthony Albanese arrived in Paris on Friday for talks with President Emmanuel Macron, declaring his visit 'represents a new start for our countries' relationship' following the acrimony of a submarine contract cancelled by his predecessor Scott Morrison.
The trial openend in Paris on Monday of seven French men and one Italian accused of stealing in 2019 a mural by street artist Banksy which featured on an emergency exit door at the Bataclan theatre where in Islamic terrorists murdered 90 concert goers in November 2015.
A Paris police patrol, who last weekend opened fire on the occupants of car whose driver had refused the officers' oders to pull over, and who fatally wounded a woman passenger, 'could have acted differently' according a friend of the victim who was also present in the vehicle.
Documents unearthed by Mediapart in France’s national archives, and never before published, reveal that the true horrific extent of the covered-up massacre by police of Algerian demonstrators in Paris on the night of October 17th 1961 was very quickly made known to then president Charles de Gaulle and his advisors. They show that de Gaulle had instructed in writing that those who perpetrated the crimes be brought to justice. But in the end, no-one would ever be prosecuted over the slaughter, which historians have estimated claimed the lives of several hundred people, many of who drowned in the River Seine. Fabrice Arfi reports.
First-hand accounts of the dangerous bottlenecks of thousands of supporters at the Liverpool versus Real Madrid Champions League cup final in Paris on May 28th, and the violent abuse and robbery of them by local gangs, continue to prompt outrage and to fuel criticism of the government from political opponents.
Sonia Rolland, 41, who won the Miss France title in 2000, is accused of benefiting from the ill-gotten gains of Omar Bongo, the late president of Gabon, who gifted her with a major stake in a 1-million-euro apartment in Paris.
Amid increasing numbers of refugees arriving in France from war-ravaged Ukraine, the municipal authorities in Paris have set up special provisions for integrating Ukranian children into the city's schools.
Jean-Luc Brunel, 76, a model agency boss suspected of trafficking underage girls for abuse by the late US financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and who was accused of rape by several former models, was found hanged in his cell in the Paris La Santé prison early Saturday.
Building work began on Thursday to erect a 180-metre-tall triangular office block in Paris, which will be the third-tallest site within the French capital, and which Green party councillors have described as an 'aberration' that carries a 'catastrophic carbon footprint'.