Keyword: paris

WWI commemorations subject of international ministerial meeting in Paris

Officials from about 30 countries are meeting in Paris to plan four years of commemorative events for the 100th anniversary of World War I.

Leftists want chic Paris district to host Roma camp

Councillors from the far-left Front de Gauche party in Paris have called for council vote on building a camp in heart of the 16th arrondissement.

Faith, politics clash over Muslim-run women's gym in France

Th gym is owned by a French Muslim couple who say their religion and appearance are the reasons the local mayor wants to shut them down.

French stores rebel against Sunday trading ban in bitter row

Two home improvement chains, ordered by court to stop opening stores on Sundays or face a fine of 120,000 euros, defiantly opened for business.

Huge cocaine haul seized on Air France plane in Paris

Police seized the 1.3 tonnes of pure cocaine on board an Air France flight from Venezuela, with the drugs found packed inside 30 suitcases.

New computer school makes French students teach themselves

Huge number of applicants for school founded by telecom magnate Xavier Niel who wants to reduce France's shortage in computer programmers.

Runaway circus elephant kills petanque-playing French pensioner

Security of circus outside Paris under investigation after elephant escaped and struck 84-year-old man with its trunk.

France jewels thefts: Robbers ram 4x4 into Paris shop

In latest in a series of high-profile thefts in France this summer, thieves made off with 2m euros in gems and watches after smashing through window.

French girl attempts suicide after ‘veil attack’

The 16-year-old, reportedly assaulted by skinheads for wearing a veil, jumped from the fourth floor of a building and was 'seriously injured'.

Deputy mayor warns Paris is in danger of losing its real Parisians

Jean-Yves Mano says increasing property rentals to tourists is pushing up cost of rents and sales and forcing out the indigenous population.

Leftist killed in skinhead brawl 'threw first punch'

Evidence suggests anti-fascist group may have been aggressors in brawl with far-right skinheads that led to death of teenage activist Clément Méric.

New Airbus in test flight above Paris Air Show

The new Airbus 350 XWB, a long-haul plane crucial to the European consortium's future, held its third test flight on Friday over the French capital.

Anger and loathing in France as 'neo-Nazi' skinheads beat left-wing activist to death

Politicians in France have reacted with horror and outrage after a 19-year-old student and anti-fascist activist was beaten up and fatally injured during a confrontation with skinheads wearing neo-Nazi slogans in the centre of Paris. Clément Méric, who was reportedly hit with a knuckle duster, was taken to hospital with terrible head injuries. His death was announced later. Seven people have since been arrested in connection with the deadly assault. Mediapart reports on an incident that has sent shock waves through the French political establishment.

Leftist activist brain dead after Paris skinhead attack

The 18-year-old was attacked by a group of neo-Nazis in what police say was a "politically motivated incident" pitting far right against far left.

Fiery centrist to take on Socialist for Paris mayor

The opposition UMP have chosen tough-talking moderate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet as their candidate in the Paris mayoral election in 2014.