Keyword: paris

One dead, three injured in Christmas fire in Paris

More than 90 firefighters battled two hours to contain the apartment fire in southern Paris early on Christmas Day.

Man and woman die after shooting in Paris bar

The young couple were shot at close range as they sat at a café terrace in a southern district of the capital, the gunman escaping.

First direct high-speed rail link to connect Paris with Barcelona opens

Rail passengers can now travel from French capital to Catalan capital in six-and-a-half hours without changing trains.

Scandal of the well-paid politicians living in cheap social housing in Paris


Property prices and rents are notoriously high in the French capital, finding affordable accommodation is hard and there is currently a three or four year waiting list for low-income families to get social housing. However, poorer families are not the only people who appreciate the benefits of state-subsidised homes in Paris. For some of them are occupied by well-paid councillors, assistant mayors, national politicians and senior executives, who refuse to leave accommodation supposedly reserved for the less well-off. Michaël Hajdenberg reports.

Google Cultural Institute's Paris opening snubbed by French minister

Aurélie Filippetti, who had earlier promised to inaugurate the institute, cancelled at last minute, saying exercise 'still raises questions'.

France stages summit to resist rise of English language on TV

Media watchdog says its aim is to help TV and radio channels be aware of their obligations in defending and promoting the French language.

France's Depardieu to tread boards again

The actor will appear in a production of 'Love Letters' by A. R. Gurney at the Antoine Theatre in Paris, his first stage appearance in a decade.

Hopi objects go on sale in Paris despite US challenge

The 32 ceremonial masks, head-dresses and other objects go under the hammer after legal challenge and objections from US embassy rejected.

My Fair Lady: all-English version a hit with French audiences

French theatre director manages to bridge cultural divide by staging 'untranslatable' classic musical in Paris with subtitles.

Central African Republic crisis: France sends more troops

Around French 200 troops have arrived, with another 500 expected imminently, in a bid to restore order after a rebel takeover.

Thousands join Saturday anti-racism march through Paris

The march, mirrored by smaller protests nationwide, follows recent racist outrages, including crude attacks on France's black justice minister.

No frills: US photographer's haunting pictures of Paris in 1946

LIFE magazine republishes a selection of photographer Ed Clark's compelling black and white portraits of a city exhausted by war.

Riding stables mount Paris protest against VAT rise

Thousands of owners and supporters of horse-riding schools invaded streets of Paris in protest over an imminent 13% hike in VAT charges.

EU leaders in Paris promise jobs for "lost generation" of youth

Summit hosted by French president Francois Hollande pledges to make youth unemployment top priority but offers no new ideas to tackle it.

France's Hollande booed at tribute to fallen WWI soldiers

After what are thought to have been the first such Armistice Day protests against a French president, police arrested 70 people demonstrators.