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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.

Clashes erupt in Paris as 'yellow vests' protest at unrepentant Macron

Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux escaped from office through back door after protesters broke into compound and smashed vehicles.

French government hardens stance on yellow vest protest 'agitators'

Government says the yellow vest protest movement belongs to 'agitators' who promote insurrection and want to topple the government.

The many faces behind the 'yellow vest' protests

Paris faces more Yellow Vest protests Saturday

The so-called 'Yellow Vest' movement of protests at falling living stanadards among low- and middle-income earners is expected to continue with a fifth day of action across France on Saturday, notably with marches in Paris where previous protests have been marred by violence and vandalism by extremists and hooligans.

Minister says continuing French protests have created 'monster'

Ahead of what are forecast to be a major demonstrations on Saturday by a grass-roots movement of often violent protest over the living standards of middle-income earners, France's interior minister has announced 'large-scale security measures' in Paris, including the deployment of armoured vehicles, in face of what he said has become a 'monster' that has escaped the control of those who initiated the nationwide contestation.

The divisions behind the latest 'gilets jaunes' social protests in Paris

Scenes from the first 'gilets jaunes' protests in Paris, November 17th, 2018. © E.S. Scenes from the first 'gilets jaunes' protests in Paris, November 17th, 2018. © E.S.

This Saturday December 1st the so-called 'gilets jaunes' or yellow hi-vis vest protesters will take to the streets of central Paris for the third weekend in a row. This time other groups – unions, anti-racist movements and student groups – are also planning demonstrations in the capital. But while they might all be demonstrating at the same time, these different components of the current social movement sweeping across France are not all on the same wavelength when it comes to their aims and objectives. Mathilde Goanec, Dan Israel and Faïza Zerouala report.