Paris enters new lockdown as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabs

Paris enters new lockdown as Europe resumes AstraZeneca jabs

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.
Police fire tear gas as thousands join French healthcare protest

Police fire tear gas as thousands join French healthcare protest

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.
Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on Jun 25

Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on Jun 25

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).
Paris 2024 organisers vow not to change Olympic 'DNA'

Paris 2024 organisers vow not to change Olympic 'DNA'

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.
Madonna cancels final Madame X concerts in Paris over COVID-19 concerns

Madonna cancels final Madame X concerts in Paris over COVID-19 concerns

The cancellation of the Mar 10 and Mar 11 shows came after French authorities banned large gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread.
France closes Louvre as COVID-19 cases mount in Europe

France closes Louvre as COVID-19 cases mount in Europe

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.
Leonardo show smashes Louvre's all-time record

Leonardo show smashes Louvre's all-time record

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.
Rubik's Cube Mona Lisa fetches US$521,000 at Paris auction

Rubik's Cube Mona Lisa fetches US$521,000 at Paris auction

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).
French government offers compromise to end transport strike

French government offers compromise to end transport strike

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.
No Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame for first time in two centuries

No Christmas Mass at Notre-Dame for first time in two centuries

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.
France braces for holiday travel chaos amid pensions strike

France braces for holiday travel chaos amid pensions strike

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.
France braces for holiday misery as pension strike persists

France braces for holiday misery as pension strike persists

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.
Tens of thousands march in France to protest femicide levels

Tens of thousands march in France to protest femicide levels

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.
Victoria's Secret to cancel annual fashion show

Victoria's Secret to cancel annual fashion show

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.
Heavy snow leaves one dead, 300,000 homes without power in France

Heavy snow leaves one dead, 300,000 homes without power in France

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).
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