Keyword: paris

Libyan ceasefire accord at Paris talks

Libya’s UN-backed prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the country's eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar agreed to a conditional ceasefire.

Murder of Jewish woman in Paris ignites debate over word ‘terrorism’

Jewish community is uneasy over reluctance to classify murder of Sarah Halimi, 65, whose alleged killer is Muslim, as an act of terrorism.

French banks say they will create 1,000 jobs in Paris after Brexit

Top French banks have said that after Britain's departure from the European Union a total of 1,000 jobs will be created by moving part of their current operations in London to Paris.

The stakes behind the 'Trump and Macron show'

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace july 13th. © Reuters Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace july 13th. © Reuters

US President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to Paris last week saw him courted with great pomp and ceremony by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron whose red-carpet welcome provided Trump with a welcome diversion from political turmoil at home and a rare break from his isolation on the international stage. Macron, meanwhile, seized the opportunity of the vacuum created by Brexit and forthcoming elections in Germany to position Paris as Washington’s new “special friend” in Europe. Mediapart’s Washington correspondent Philippe Coste reports on how the manoeuvring was viewed from across the Atlantic.

Paris and LA sure of winning Olympic games bids

A break from tradition means that both Paris and Los Angeles, the two remaining contenders to host the 2024 games, were on Tuesday awarded hosting of the Olympic Games separately for 2024 and 2028, to be decided between them, after the IOC began reforming the process for applicants following withdrawn bids from other cities.

IOC closer to awarding Paris 2024 Olympics and LA those in 2028

Representatives of the competing Paris and Los Angeles bids for the 2024 Olympic games made their formal presentations before the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne on Tuesday, when it appeared likely that the final decision in September will be to separately award Paris with the 2024 event and Los Angeles for that which follows in 2028.

The jihadist network on the French island of La Réunion


For a long time French overseas territories have been spared armed jihadism and the phenomenon of young people heading off for the war zones of Syria and Iraq. But the recent trial in Paris of a young man from La Réunion in the Indian Ocean for a conspiracy to carry out a terrorist act has changed that. The conviction of Naïl Varatchia also challenges the widely-perceived idea that the Muslim community on the island is an example of tolerance. Julien Sartre reports.

The lone voices saying 'no' to Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid

Not all Parisians are in favour of bid to host 2024 Games, though dissenting voices were rare as capital became giant Olympic park at weekend.

Macron tells May still chance 'to reopen the door' with EU

At a press conference following the meeting in Paris on Tuesday evening between French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the French head of state, who has previously warned May that a tough deal awaits Britain's referendum decision to leave the EU, said of the so-called Brexit negotiations that until they come to an end 'there is always a chance to reopen the door'.

The challenge for US defiance of Trump's exit from Paris climate deal

Despite the statements of support for the Paris accord on combating climate change by US cities, states and other groups since President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement concluded in December 2015, they could encounter difficulties in implementing the accord on a sub-national basis.

May and Macron hold talks in Paris

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday, with Brexit preparations and the introduction of stronger policing of extremist propaganda on social media high on the agenda, after which the two leaders are due to attend a France-England football friendly match, when French fans will be encouraged to sing the UK national anthem as a mark of respect after recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Paris woman sues French state over pollution health hazard

Clotilde Nonnez, a 56-year-old yoga teacher who has lived in Paris  for 30 years, claims that she suffers numerous health problems, ranging from chronic asthma to pneumonia, because of the French state's failure to contain pollution in the capital.

One French citizen among those killed in London attack

Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirms that a French man was among those killed in the attack, which may have left seven others injured.

France's Macron tells Trump Paris accords 'not renegotiable'

French president had a 'direct' talk on phone with President Trump after latter announced US will pull out of Paris climate agreement.

Officer killed in Champs-Élysées attack posthumously married

Newspaper says the wedding between murdered policeman Xavier Jugelé and his partner Étienne Cardiles took place in Paris on Tuesday.