March 20, 2021 | 13:15
A third of France's population was under a new partial lockdown Saturday to stop the spread of Covid-19, as some European countries resumed AstraZeneca vaccinations following an all-clear from EU regulators and the WHO.
June 17, 2020 | 09:44
PARIS: French police fired tear gas after being pelted with objects during a Paris demonstration on Tuesday (Jun 16) led by thousands of healthcare workers demanding more investment in the health system.
June 10, 2020 | 09:03
PARIS: The Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited sites in Paris, will reopen to the public on Jun 25 more than three months after shuttering in France's coronavirus lockdown, its operators said on Tuesday (Jun 9).
May 07, 2020 | 09:35
PARIS: The budget for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris currently remains unchanged despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of the organising committee.
March 10, 2020 | 10:53
The cancellation of the Mar 10 and Mar 11 shows came after French authorities banned large gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread.
March 02, 2020 | 08:44
France's famed Louvre museum closed on Sunday (Mar 1) as coronavirus cases mounted across Europe and beyond, with the global death toll nearing 3,000 and Italy reporting a near doubling of cases in 48 hours.
February 26, 2020 | 09:55
Nearly 1.1 million people flocked to see a blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre in Paris before it closed Monday (Feb 24) - an all-time record - the museum said.
February 25, 2020 | 09:12
A Mona Lisa as puzzling as the smile of Leonardo da Vinci's muse - made out of nearly 300 Rubik's Cubes - sold for nearly half a million euros at an auction in Paris on Sunday (Feb 24).
January 12, 2020 | 11:18
France's government Saturday proposed a compromise to end a crippling transport strike against pension reform, with an offer to withdraw a key proposal on raising the retirement age, but trade unions gave the announcement a mixed welcome.
December 22, 2019 | 10:17
Notre-Dame cathedral will fail to hold a Christmas mass for the first time since 1803, French officials confirmed on Saturday (Dec 21), as workers continue to repair and rebuild the Paris landmark eight months after a devastating fire.
December 21, 2019 | 10:36
Cancelled trains, packed roads, frazzled nerves: Travellers scrambled across France on Friday (Dec 20) to begin Christmas vacations upended by a weeks-long transport strike over a pensions overhaul that unions have vowed to defeat.
December 14, 2019 | 09:09
French commuters endured a ninth day of public transport strikes on Friday (Dec 13), with little relief expected in coming days as unions vow to keep up their protest against a pension overhaul through the holidays unless the government backs down.
November 24, 2019 | 20:35
Tens of thousands marched in Paris on Saturday (Nov 23) calling for an end to gender violence and femicide in a country where at least 116 women have been killed by current or former partners this year.
November 23, 2019 | 13:00
US lingerie brand Victoria's Secret said it was cancelling its annual fashion show which usually draws millions of TV viewers, saying it was shifting its marketing strategy following criticism and weak financial results.
November 16, 2019 | 09:50
Heavy snowfall across a large swath of southeast France has left one person dead and cut power to some 300,000 homes, with icy conditions snarling train and road traffic Friday (Nov 15).