Keyword: paris

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.

Fake votes mar France’s first electronic election

An “online primary” claimed as “fraud-proof” has been found vulnerable to multiple and fake voting, exposing UMP party to more ridicule.

French police arrest man over soldier stabbing

The 22-year-old man arrested outside Paris on Wednesday morning is said by sources close to the inquiry to be a ‘Muslim radical'.

France’s anti-gay marriage movement eyes future fights

After Sunday’s last-ditch demonstration against a law legalising same-sex marriage, protest organisers already have their sights set on future battles.

Man commits suicide in Paris primary school

The man in his 50s shot himself with a sawn-off shotgun in front of a dozen children at a primary school close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Boldini masterpiece found in mothballed Paris flat abandoned since WWII

The apartment was locked up and untouched for seven decades after its late owner fled to southern France to escape the German invasion of Paris.

Algerian president treated in Paris after stroke

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 76, is said to be 'responding well' after transfer to Val-de-Grâce military hospital in Paris on Saturday.