Paris

Speed caps introduced on e-scooters in Paris

France— Link

After mounting public concern and anger at deaths and injuries of pedestrians caused by electric scooters in Paris, rental companies have introduced geo-location systems to automatically apply a 10 kph speed limit to the machines in designated busy areas of the capital.

France ‘did all it could’ to foil terror attacks, Hollande tells court

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Former French president told trial the government had no prior warning of Paris 2015 attacks.

Kamala Harris visits Paris to work on US-France relationship

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The vice president arrives in Paris on Tuesday for a four-day visit, the latest move in a concerted effort by the Biden administration to shore up the US relationship with America’s oldest ally.

Paris trial opens into 'anti-Semitic' murder of elderly Jewish woman

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The trial has opened in Paris of two men accused of the 2018 stabbing murder in Paris motivated by anti-Semitism of 85-year-old Mireille Knoll, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

Triceratops skeleton 'Big John' sells for 6.6m euros at Paris auction

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The largest skeleton ever found of a triceratops dinosaur, dating from the the Cretaceous period around 66 million years ago, discovered in the US in 2014 and composed of 200 pieces, has sold at the Paris Drouot auction house for 6.65 million euros.

The archivists who proved the 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians

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Philippe Grand, a former chief conservator at the Paris archives, was the first person to reveal evidence of the October 17, 1961 massacre of Algerians in the heart of Paris – one of the darkest chapters of postwar French history.

Paris attacks trial: 'I wanted to see them, to tell them all they've taken from me'

France— Chronicle

The trial of 20 individuals accused of variously perpetrating or helping with the carrying out of the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris is continuing, in proceedings that are expected to last nine months. As part of its regular coverage of the trial, Mediapart is publishing the first-hand reactions and reflections of seven victims of the massacres as they follow the court proceedings. Here Roman, aged 30, who escaped alive after terrorists attacked La Belle Équipe restaurant where he was dining with friends, gives his evidence to the court about the attacks and describes the events that preceded it.

Paris introduces 30kph road speed limit

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A permanent speed limit on traffic of 30 kilometres-per-hour was introduced in Paris on Monday, except for a few arteries that include the Champs Elysées avenue, a measure justified by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on safety and environmental grounds.

Another weekend of protests against France’s ‘health pass’ restrictions

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Saturday's protests were called for the sixth weekend in a row to denounce a new "health pass" system announced by President Emmanuel Macron that they see as unfairly restricting the rights of the unvaccinated.

Protesters against Covid-19 restrictions clash with police in Paris

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An official with France's interior ministry said 161,000 people had demonstrated across the country on Saturday.

French police arrest tenth ex-member of Italian Red Brigades in Paris

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Maurizio Di Marzio was the only one of ten suspects linked to the left-wing militant group who was not detained by the authorities in April.

Paris to introduce 30kph speed limit on traffic by end of August

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After August, only the main ring road surrounding Paris and major boulevards and arteries will allow speeds higher than 30 kilometres per hour, Green party deputy mayor in charge of transport David Belliard announced on Thursday.

UK company 'succeeds in bid to freeze Indian state assets in Paris'

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Edinburgh-based oil and gas exploration firm Cairn Energy, locked in a long-running dispute with the Indian government over a retrospective tax bill, announced on Thursday that a French tribunal had granted its application for a freeze of about 20 Indian state-owned properties in central Paris.

Legal complaint targets authorities over Notre-Dame lead pollution

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A joint formal legal complaint for 'placing the lives of others in danger' has been filed by Paris residents, a trades union and an anti-pollution association over the lack of action to remove significant lead contamination that fell around Notre-Dame cathedral due to the April 2019 blaze which severely damaged the landmark. 

Paris cafés reopen as France eases Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

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As of today, groups of up to six people are allowed to eat together at outdoor restaurant terraces and France's nationwide curfew is also being pushed back from 7pm to 9pm.