Keyword: paris

France remains the world’s favourite holiday destination

Study shows France welcomed 84.7 million foreign visitors in 2013, more than in 2012 and well ahead of the United States and Spain.

Paris policeman jailed over cocaine theft

The drugs squad officer has been formerly placed under investigation on suspicion of stealing more than 50 kgs of seized drug stash.

Thousands join pro-Palestinian rallies in France

March in Paris attracted up to 20,000 with demonstrations too in Marseille and Lyon as protestors voiced anger at French stance over Israel. 

€2.5 million in cocaine ‘disappears’ from Paris police HQ

The 50 kg of cocaine, seized in police raids in northern Paris in early July, had been stored in a special room secured with an armoured door.

Paris hosts first pro-Israel rally since start of Gaza offensive

Heavily-policed event attracted up to 6,000 people in front of the Israeli embassy in the French capital amid rising inter-communal tensions.

French politicians dispute socialist Jaurès’s legacy 100 years after murder

Politicians from various parties, including right-wing ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, have invoked Jaurès’s memory during their careers.

Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens in Paris

Area has become infested with the animals which are often seen scampering across grass just yards from picnicking tourists and Parisians.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris defy ban

The protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, banned over security fears, drew several thousands before hooded youths clashed with police. 

France places new ban on Paris Gaza protest this weekend

A planned protest march through Paris against Israeli offensive in Gaza on Saturday is banned over security fears.

Paris opens annual summer 'beach' venue along river Seine

The riverside roads have been turned over to a seaside décor of sand, palm trees, deck chairs and umbrellas until the end of August.

Paris sewers choked by 'down-the-pan' flushable toilet rolls

Capital's hygiene head says biodegradable toilet roll bases marketed as flushable are 'overwhelming our treatment efforts'.

Anti-Israeli protesters attack Paris synagogue

Pro-Palestinian march turns ugly in French capital as 100-strong breakaway group try to force their way into building, trapping those inside.

For Bastille Day, France commemorates World War I

France invited all countries involved on the battlefields - including former enemies and colonies-  to join in Paris event as symbol of peace.

French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beach

Court acts after two mothers wearing Muslim headscarves were refused access by mayor to inland beach south of Paris.

Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

Targets revealed in online messages between a 29-year-old French citizen and a 'senior member' of al-Qaeda offshoot group.