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French police hold 5 over deadly knife attack

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:43 PM

One of those detained is an imam who preached at a mosque the attacker attended in Gonesse, who is on France's 'Fiche S' list of potential security risks, a source says

HONORING THE VICTIMS. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2019, police officers hold the coffins of their fallen colleagues during a ceremony at the Prefecture de Police de Paris in Paris, held to pay respects to the victims of an attack at the prefecture on October 4, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Macron vows 'unrelenting fight' against Islamist terror after police killings

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Reports say that a USB key containing details on dozens of Mickael Harpon's police colleagues has been found among his possessions

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a ceremony at The Prefecture de Police de Paris (Paris Police Headquarters) in Paris on October 8, 2019, held to pay respects to the victims of an attack at the prefecture on October 4, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:35 PM

A French prosecutor says the assailant was in contact with the 'Salafist Islamist Movement'

Hunt for motive of staffer who killed 4 at Paris police HQ

Oct 04, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The attacker's wife tells nvestigators her husband displayed 'unusual and agitated behavior' the night before his crime, a source close to the investigation says

PARIS POLICE STABBING. Police officers watch as a firefighter truck exits Paris prefecture de police (police headquarters) on October 3, 2019 after 4 officers were killed in a knife attack. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

4 killed in Paris police stabbing, attacker shot dead

Oct 03, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The attack comes amid growing tensions within the ranks of the police, who are stretched to the limit after a year of trying to contain weekly 'yellow vest' anti-Macron demonstrations

PARIS STABBING. Police stand near a firefighter vehicle near Paris prefecture de police (police headquarters) on October 3, 2019 after four officers were killed in a knife attack. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

LOOK: Heart Evangelista, Janine Gutierrez attend Paris Fashion Week

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The two Filipinos are guests in shows and events during fashion week

Investigators search sex offender Epstein's Paris flat

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Jeffrey Epstein's ownership of an apartment in the heart of upmarket Paris and allegations from women who say they were abused in France have prompted French prosecutors to open their own criminal probe last month

RAID. This file photo taken on August 12, 2019 shows an apartment building owned by Jeffrey Epstein in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. French investigators conducted a search at the Paris flat of child sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein on September 23, the prosecutor announced on September 24, 2019. File photo by Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Paris climate march organizers call for protest end after clashes

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'Take no risks and leave the march for the climate. The conditions for a non-violent march are not in place,' co-organizer Greenpeace tells French protesters after violence erupts during the climate march in Paris

MARCH TURNS VIOLENT. A French firefighter holds an axe and a sledgehammer on his shoulder during a climate change protest in Paris on September 21, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Di Maria stars as PSG tears apart sorry Real Madrid

Sep 19, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Watch how PSG's Angel Di Maria gets back at his former club Real Madrid by opening the match with a brace

STEPPING UP. Angel Di Maria provides the firepower needed by PSG who are missing the services of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. Photo from PSG Twitter

5 things we learned from the Champions League

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Defending champion Liverpool crashes early as PSG shrugs off the absence of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to tear apart Real Madrid

DOMINANT. Angel Di Maria (center) scores twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain thrashes Dani Carvajal and Real Madrid. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

WATCH LIVE: PSG vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League game

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the UEFA Champions League opener of PSG and Real Madrid live for free

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH. Sergio Ramos captains Real Madrid against a shorthanded PSG squad in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League opener. Photo from Facebook

Neymar's PSG Champions League suspension cut

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Neymar will be free to face Belgian side Club Brugge on October 22

BAN LIFTED. Neymar will only miss two UEFA Champions League games instead of 3. Photo from PSG Twitter

Neymar scores stunning winner in hostile PSG return

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'It is time to turn the page. Today I am a Paris Saint-Germain player and I am going to give everything on the field,' says Neymar

STILL WITH PSG. Neymar is determined to prove that he is committed to performing for PSG. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical lion goes on display in Paris

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The lion, which is two meters high and 3 meters long and made of wood with a metal mechanism, is a reconstruction based on a rudimentary sketch left by Da Vinci

AUTOMATON. A picture taken on September 11, 2019 shows a mechanical lion that has been recreated 500 years after its invention by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Cavani, Mbappe injured as PSG's problems pile up despite win

Aug 26, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Already dealing with the rumors of Neymar planning to move to Real Madrid or return to Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain loses two stars to injuries

BIG LOSS. Kylian Mbappe appears to have injured his hamstring. Photo from Twitter/@PSG_inside


Paris attacks suspect charged over Brussels suicide bombings

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Salah Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French national who hails from the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood, is charged with 'participating in the activities of a terrorist group'

CHARGED. In this file photo, prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam (2nd R) sits beside his alleged accomplice Sofiane Ayari (R) as they are surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the 'Palais de Justice' courthouse in Brussels for the opening of his trial, on February 5, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Neymar speculation lingers as PSG guns for title defense

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:48 AM

With or without Neymar, PSG shoots for its 7th title in 8 attempts

DOUBTFUL. Neymar's future continues to fuel transfer rumors. File photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE /AFP

Gatchalian calls for probe into PH greenhouse gas emissions

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:15 PM

‘The State has the constitutional obligation to protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature,’ Gatchalian says

EMISSIONS PROBE. Senator Win Gatchalian calls on the Senate to probe the Philippines' greenhouse gas emissions. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Germany extradites Bosnian linked to Paris attacks to Belgium

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The unnamed 39-year-old is accused 'of abetting a terrorist organization linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris'

PARIS ATTACKS. This file photo taken on November 17, 2015 shows a miniature Eiffel tower, candles, and flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Le Carillon cafe, in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in which 130 people were killed and another 413 injured. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Neymar to miss PSG's final Asian matches – reports

Jul 29, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Neymar, who has made it clear that he wants to return to Barcelona, will stay behind to work on his fitness

IMPENDING EXIT. Neymar is expected to part ways with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Notre-Dame cathedral site, nearby schools shut over lead fears

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:08 PM

The top government official in the Paris region orders work on the gutted monument to stop, saying that anti-contamination measures are not tight enough and 'not being sufficiently applied'

Flames are doused through the scaffolding erected on the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral after a fire broke out on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

Neymar returns to PSG training with future still up in the air

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The future is uncertain for Neymar with his strained relationship with PSG

NOT CERTAIN. Neymar is back in training with PSG. File photo from PSG Twitter

Neymar heads to Paris after PSG spat – source

Jul 15, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Neymar wants to leave and would prefer to return to Barcelona, but is struggling to find suitors due to his expensive contract

STRAINED RELATIONSHIP. Neymar could part ways with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Paris protesters, police clash around Champs-Elysees after parade

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Officers attempt to disperse dozens of protesters, who chanted anti-government slogans, knocked down security barriers erected for the parade, and set fire to refuse bins

Paris says its missiles found on pro-Haftar base in Libya

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:37 PM

But the French government denies supplying the missiles to rebel commander Khalifa Haftar and breaching a UN arms embargo

ADMISSION. This file photo taken on June 29, 2019 shows fighters loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord displaying US-made Javelin anti-tank missile and precision guided munition, which were reportedly confiscated from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in Gharyana. Photo by AFP

Paris declares 'climate emergency'

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:52 AM

US NGO The Climate Mobilization says Paris joins some 650 local authorities – including New York City, Britain, and Ireland

People use an umbrella to shelter from the sun near the Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) during a heatwave in Paris on June 26, 2019. - Forecasters say Europeans will feel sizzling heat this week with temperatures soaring as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in an "unprecedented" June heatwave hitting much of Western Europe. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

PSG to take action on Neymar after pre-season no-show

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

Neymar's camp argues that PSG 'was aware' that the Brazilian striker is taking part in his charity foundation

IN TROUBLE. Paris Saint-Germain releases a statement against Neymar for not attending its pre-season practice. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Vatican lifts envoy's immunity over sex assault claims – France

Jul 09, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Luigi Ventura, 74, faces 4 complaints of sexual abuse – including that he molested a junior official at the Paris town hall

VATICAN CITY. St Peter's Basilica reflects in a puddle of Via della Conciliazione on May 9, 2018 in Rome. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

LOOK: Heart Evangelista serves all the looks at Paris Fashion Week

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Heart Evangelista in the fashion capital of the world means next level OOTDs

OOTD. Heart Evangelista is in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week. Photo from Instagram.com/iamhearte

Karl Lagerfeld lives on in Chanel Paris haute couture show

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Lagerfeld's successor Virginie Viard recreates one of the legendary designer's libraries inside the Grand Palais, where he staged his shows

HAUTE COUTURE. A model presents a creation by Chanel during the Women's Fall-Winter 2019/2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show at the Grand Palais turned into a giant library in Paris. Photo by Christophe Archambault/ AFP

U.N. chief urges action to avert climate change 'catastrophe'

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:56 PM

'Climate disruption is happening now. It is progressing even faster than the world's top scientists have predicted,' says United Nations chief Antonio Guterres

CLIMATE CHANGE. Melting ice sheets could cause even more extreme weather. Photo from NASA/AFP

G20 summit shows growing division in climate change deal

Jun 29, 2019 - 5:07 PM

'The US pushed some governments, including Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Turkey, to water down the text,' says Yuki Tanabe of the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters wearing masks of world leaders including a giant paper mache Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Donald Trump demonstrate against climate change and coal use as world leaders convene at the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.  Photo by Pak Yiu / AFP

Neymar wants Barcelona return, says club vice president

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Barcelona admits Neymar wants to return to the club, but says there's no effort to recruit the football superstar

PAY CUT. Neymar might have to agree to a salary cut if he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Bosnian arrested over 2015 Paris attacks – German police

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The Bosnian man arrested by German police is accused 'of abetting a terrorist organisation linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris'

BATACLAN CEREMONY. Gards stand in front the entrance of the Bataclan in Paris on November 13, 2018, during a ceremony held for the victims of the Paris attacks of November 2015, which targeted the Bataclan concert hall as well as a series of bars and killed 130 people. Photo by Benoit Tessier/AFP

Cigarette, electrical fault 'may have caused' Notre-Dame fire

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The statement, signed by chief Paris prosector Remy Heitz, emphasizes that the investigation has still not clarified the actual cause of the fire

NOTRE-DAME FIRE. Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. File photo by Fabien Barrau/AFP

3 dead in central Paris fire – rescue services

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) One of the victims dies after jumping out of the window of the 6-storey block of flats situated in the 11th district of Paris

FIRE. A handout picture taken and released by the Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris (BSPP - Firfighters of Paris) on June 22, 2019, shows firefighters working on the site of a fire that broke out in a building rue de Nemours in Paris. Photo from BSPP - Firfighters of Paris/AFP

Cebu Pacific orders 31 Airbus planes at Paris Air Show

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:05 AM

The planes that Cebu Pacific ordered, worth $6.8 billion, will allow the airline to 'continue offering the lowest fares' due to improved passenger capacity

NEXT-GEN PLANES. Cebu Pacific buys Airbus A330 new engine option planes from Airbus. Photo from Airbus

Neymar in question as PSG chief blasts club's 'celebrity behavior'

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Neymar and his other highly-paid stars should 'assume their responsibilities even more than before'

OUT. Neymar remains sidelined with an injured foot. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Paris' Notre-Dame holds first Mass since devastating blaze

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:11 AM

'The fire, which ravaged the building on April 15, has provoked a wave of emotion, not only for the community of believers,' says Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

FIRST MASS. The Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit (C) greets other members of the clergy following the first mass in a side chapel, two months to the day after a devastating fire engulfed the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, on June 15, 2019, in Paris. Photo by Karine Perret/POOL/AFP

Paris' Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:51 AM

It will take place on June 15 in the Chapel of the Virgin on the east side of the cathedral behind the choir, which has been confirmed to be safe

NOTRE DAME. This aerial picture taken on June 12, 2019 in the French capital Paris shows the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral under repair after it was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar's rape accuser abandoned by third lawyer

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:27 PM

A new twist unfolds in the scandal that has gripped football-mad Brazil as another lawyer withdraws from the Neymar case

Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Trial over France Charlie Hebdo attacks to begin in April 2020

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Seventeen people were killed over 3 days in January 2015 in attacks that shook France and heralded a wave of atrocities by radical Islamists that year

CHARLIE HEBDO. Firefighters push a stretcher outside the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Neymar denies rape allegations

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'It surprised me, it's a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am,' says football star Neymar

BLACKMAIL. Neymar and his family say that the female complainant has tried to extort money. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The family of Neymar says the football star is a victim of blackmail

CONTROVERSY. Neymar's family coes to his defense, noting that the female complainant has tried to extort money from the Brazilian player. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Chris Brown skips Paris hearing over rape accusation

May 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The singer is accused of raping a woman on the night of January 15 early this year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - APRIL 28: Chris Brown performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 3 on April 28, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water/AFP

Staff of Louvre Museum in Paris go on strike over worker shortage

May 28, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Due to the increasing number of museum visitors, the Louvre's staff is now 'suffocating' and very 'overwhelmed'

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'

May 20, 2019 - 11:23 PM

The French wonder has been regularly linked with a potential move to Real Madrid

TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Kylian Mbappe is hailed the Ligue 1 player of the season. Photo from Paris Saint Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_inside)


Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

May 20, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Police have made contact with the climber but do not yet know why he began his ascent via the iron beams

EVACUATED. This file photo shows the Eiffel Tower as seen along the skyline of the French capital Paris from the tower at the Notre Dame Cathedral on March 14, 2017. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?

May 18, 2019 - 5:31 PM

French rail operator SNCF restores original carriages of the fabled steam train

ORIENT EXPRESS. This picture taken on May 13 shows the interior of a restored carriage of an Orient Express train displayed at the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP