Keyword: paris

Paris mayor launches feasibility study on free public transport

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has commissioned an expert study into the financial viability of transforming public transport in the French capital into a free service as a measure to reduce chronic pollution by encouraging more people to abandon their use of private vehicles in the city.

Paris café 'Joyeux' proudly staffed by those battling cognitive difficulties

A Paris café called Joyeux has opened with a mission to give people with autism, Down syndrome and other cognitive difficulties an all-too rare chance to earn a living like any other person and be accepted as capable workers in a busy public environment, and its owner plans to open several more outlets around France.  

Migrants tell of dangers and threats sleeping rough in Paris

A study by London-based human rights charity Refugee Rights Europe questioned almost 300 migrants about their conditions living rough on the streets of the French capital, with many respondents complaining of a climate of fear amid physical attacks, racial abuse and sexual assault.

Paris officials sleep outdoors to call attention to homeless

At least 13 homeless people have died in the Paris region since the start of the year; some put the figure nearer 20.

Bike hire firm pulls out of France over 'mass destruction' of fleet

Gobee.bike, which had 150,000 users across France, says thousands of its bikes have been stolen or damaged.

French court acquits man charged with harbouring Paris attacks duo

At the end of a three-week trial in Paris, Jawad Bendaoud, 31, was on Wednesday acquitted of charges of knowingly sheltering members of the Islamic State gang which carried out the November 13th 2015 terrorist attacks in and around the French capital which left 130 people dead, while Bendaoud's two co-defendants were given jail sentences.

Travel chaos in France as snow blankets Paris

Weather caused major gridlock across the city, with more than 700 kilometres of traffic jams recorded on Tuesday evening.

French surgeons in world-first second face graft on same patient

French surgeons have transplanted a new face on a man in his forties whose immune system had rejected a donor face grafted upon him seven years ago, in what France’s biomedicine agency sais was the first repeat facial transplant.

France drops terrorism case against Canada professor

Hassan Diab was under investigation and held in custody for three years over 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed four people.

Millions in gems stolen in armed raid on Paris Ritz hotel

Robbers make off with jewellery thought to be worth 4.7m euros after they smashed display cases at a gallery in the world-famous hotel.

French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary

Arson attack, which followed anti-Semitic graffiti, came three years to the day after assault on a Jewish supermarket in Paris by Islamist gunman.

Turkish president's Paris visit slammed as 'insult to Kurds'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's trip comes the day before a commemoration of the murder of three Kurdish activists in Paris five years ago.

Paris City Hall votes to halt use of performing animals

Paris city council has voted in favour of an end to the use of performing animals in circuses and other shows in a symbolic move which now requires government-led legislation to enforce a legal ban.

Paris climate summit host Macron warns 'world is losing battle'

French President Emmanuel Macron, adopting a role to relaunch the December 2015 Paris climate accords damaged by the withdrawal of the US from the charter, hosted a 'One Planet' summit of world leaders in Paris on Monday when he warned that the international community was 'nowhere near' meeting the pledges made for measures to reduce mounting global temperatures.

Pro-Palestinian march in Paris ahead of Netanyahu visit

Protestors described President Macron as an 'accomplice' for hosting Israeli PM following US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital.