Category Archives: PARIS

Struggling Macron pleads for stronger Europe before EU vote

Ahead of important European elections, French President Emmanuel Macron is pleading for a stronger Europe to stand up to U.S. and Chinese dominance. Continue reading

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Canadian PM visits ravaged Notre Dame to show solidarity

French Culture Minister Franck Riester says that a month after a fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral, the edifice is still being made safe enough for its restoration to begin. Continue reading

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Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower: Laser show for Iron Lady

Paris is wishing the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday with an elaborate laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history. Continue reading

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Syrians demand details on fate of missing victims of IS

Syrian families whose loved ones were taken by Islamic State extremists are pressuring governments in the international coalition to help them learn the fate of their relatives. Continue reading

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France reports rise in anti-LGBT attacks, other infractions

France is seeing a rise in reported attacks and other abuse targeting members of the LGBT community. Continue reading

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France honors soldiers killed freeing hostages in Africa

France is honoring two special forces officers killed in an operation that freed four hostages held in Burkina Faso. Continue reading

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Burkina Faso president wishes ex-hostages safe return

Burkina Faso’s president has received three liberated hostages in the presidential palace in the capital, Ouagadougou, to wish them well as they fly to Paris. Continue reading

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French soldiers killed while freeing tourists in West Africa

Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed two French tourists and two others kidnapped in neighboring Benin. Continue reading

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Libya’s eastern government says it won’t rule by force

The government in eastern Libya allied with forces attacking the capital says it does not want to rule the country by force. Continue reading

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One by one, D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

A Jewish French-American World War II veteran, Bernard Dargols, lived almost long enough to join the celebrations next month marking 75 years since the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Continue reading

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Head of Libya UN-backed gov’t says rival wants to take power

The head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government says he is prepared to return to the peace process “as soon as possible” but that it would be different with the offensive on Tripoli by his rival, which he called an attempted coup. Continue reading

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French leader marks Victory Day at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

French President Emmanuel Macron has relit the flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the high point of a solemn ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany. Continue reading

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Teen hostage-taker detained after store standoff in France

A teenager who held four women hostage for hours in a convenience store in the south of France was detained after an hourslong standoff. Continue reading

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Police say armed kidnapper takes hostages in southern France

French police say an armed person has taken multiple hostages in a store on the outskirts of the southern city of Toulouse. Continue reading

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6 firefighters accused in alleged gang rape in Paris

Six Paris firefighters are facing charges in an investigation into an alleged gang rape in a city firehouse. Continue reading

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German woman swept to death as fierce winds batter France

French maritime authorities say a German woman was swept to her death by strong waves off Corsica as powerful winds batter the region. Continue reading

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Paris airport a yellow vest site in 25th week of protests

Anti-government protests are taking place in France for a 25th straight week, including a demonstration at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport where several people denounced privatization plans. Continue reading

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Paris hospital to file complaint after May Day protest

Paris public hospitals’ director says he is filing a police complaint after some protesters tried to force entry into a post-surgery ward as a May Day march passed near the building. Continue reading

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Police use tear gas in Paris to control May Day protesters

Brief scuffles between police and protesters have broken out in Paris as thousands of people gather for May Day rallies under tight security measures. Continue reading

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Paris police arrest suspected attack plotters

The Paris prosecutor’s office says several people, including a minor, have been arrested on suspicion they were preparing an attack possibly targeting French security forces in the near future. Continue reading

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