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Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong rank as world's priciest cities

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Paris climbs to the top of the 'World's Priciest Cities' list, tying first with both Singapore and Hong Kong

Paris Jackson slams reports of suicide attempt

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Michael Jackson's daughter speaks out after a report came out she was hospitalized after a suicide attempt

Paris stores looted in new 'yellow vest' riots

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:22 PM

The rally coincides with the end of two months of public debates called by President Emmanuel Macron to give voters a forum to air their grievances and propose policy changes

LOOTING. A Yellow Vest protester destroys a shop window during clashes with riot police forces on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on March 16, 2019, on the 18th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations called by the 'Yellow Vest' (gilets jaunes) movement. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Raw materials behind half of global emissions – U.N.

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Authors of a major new report present lawmakers and businesses with a stark choice: drastically reform the global economy to get more from less, or risk the collapse of global infrastructure

'Spineless, shameful': PSG stars face fury and abuse after European exit

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The French giants invited some fans back to their home turf only to witness that decision spectacularly backfire

FOR THE LONG HAUL. Kylian Mbappe guarantees that he will stay with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo from Twitter (@PSG_English)


France unveils new tax for global internet giants

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism

LOOK: Sandara Park works it at Paris Fashion Week 2019

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Which of Sandara's high-fashion looks is your favorite?

Bye-bye Beverley: Credits roll for Paris's last porn cinema

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The soon-to-close Beverley theater plays adult films from the 70s and 80s and is managed by Maurice Laroche since 1983

Paris gets in breakdance groove ahead of 2024 Olympic bow

Feb 25, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Breakdance is set to make a splash on its Olympic debut at the Paris Games

BREAKTHROUGH. Breakdancing just needs the approval of the International Olympic Committee for it to be included as an event in the 2024 Olympics. Photos from Shutterstock


Paris Hilton teases new music

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Is the world ready for more music from Paris?

PARIS HILTON. The socialite says she is back in the studio. Screenshot from Twitter.com/ParisHilton

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:04 PM

A new map of the night sky published February 19 charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see

MORE GALAXIES. This handout released by Paris Observatory-PSL on February 19, 2019, shows an optical image of the M106 galaxy stacked on an image of the galaxy's emissions of material (in orange) taken with the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope. A new map of the night sky published on February 20 charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using the LOFAR radio telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. AFP PHOTO / OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS - PSL / CYRIL TASSE

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

Feb 15, 2019 - 9:43 PM

The envoy, 74-year-old Luigi Ventura, is accused of molesting a man at the Paris townhall on January 17 when Mayor Anne Hidalgo gave a New Year's address to diplomats, religious leaders, and civil society figures

ENVOY. French President Emannuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Apostolic Nuncio to France Luigi Ventura during his New Year wishes to the diplomatic corps on January 4, 2018, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Hotel groups hail new offensive on Airbnb in Paris

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Paris city authorities demand a fine of 12.5 million euros ($14 million) against Airbnb for 1,000 properties without a registration number that were identified by local officials

AIRBNB. Photo by Frazer Harrison/AFP


'I don't want to hide' says Salman Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Salman Rushdie's life takes a drastic turn when Iran's spiritual leader ordered his execution after branding his novel 'The Satanic Verses' blasphemous in 1989

SALMAN RUSHDIE. US novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie poses during a photo session in Paris on September 10 , 2018. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn ready to pay Versailles wedding bill – lawyer

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Ghosn says he is ready to pay the fee, but was not aware that he owed it because he hasn't been billed

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2005 then-Nissan's chief executive Carlos Ghosn gestures during the Renault general assembly in Paris. - A Tokyo court on January 15, 2019 rejected a request for bail for ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who faces three charges of financial misconduct and has been detained since November. (Photo by Eric Feferberg / AFP)

Ghosn under scrutiny over 50,000-euro wedding bill

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The latest charges involve Carlos Ghosn's lavish second marriage at the Chateau de Versailles outside Paris in October 2016

GHOSN. This file photo taken on January 6, 2015 shows then president and CEO of Japan's auto company Nissan Carlos Ghosn during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

Feb 05, 2019 - 12:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Described as a 'scene of incredible violence,' the blaze also leaves around 30 people – including 6 firefighters – with injuries

Firefighters are seen near a building that caught fire in the 16th arrondissement in Paris, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt, study warns

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region are a critical water source for some 250 million people in the mountains as well as to 1.65 billion others in the river valleys below

Ngozumba glacier image via Shutterstock

Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

10,000 'red scarf' protesters march against 'yellow vest' violence

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Dubbed the 'red scarf' movement, the centrist initiative is the brainchild of an engineer from Toulouse who was horrified by the violence seen among more extremist 'yellow vest' demonstrators

AGAINST VIOLENCE. Demonstrators hold a sign during a rally of French 'red scarves' (foulards rouges), critics of violent 'yellow vest' (Gilets Jaunes) protests in Paris on January 27, 2019. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Woman maintains Paris rape claim against Chris Brown – lawyer

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Karima's lawyer Jean-Marc Descoubes says his client stands by her testimony

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 7, 2015 US rapper Chris Brown attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. - US rapper Chris Brown is detained in Paris after a rape claim, security sources told on January 22, 2019. (Photo by Jason Merritt / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

LOOK: Heart Evangelista launches bag collaboration with Sequoia Paris

Jan 24, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Only 100 Heart bags will be sold

Cocaine found in Chris Brown's hotel room 'was not his' - lawyer

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Lawyer Raphael Chiche says the cocaine 'belonged to those who had come to party in his suite on the night of January 20-21'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2016 US singer Chris Brown preforms during the World Music Festival "Mawazine" in Rabat. - US rapper Chris Brown is detained in Paris after a rape claim, security sources told on January 22, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) / MOY

Singer Chris Brown freed after questioning in Paris on rape claim

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

After being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the R&B star was eventually released without charge

RAPE CLAIM. Chris Brown was freed a day after a 25-year-old woman made a claim that she was sexually assaulted by the singer, his bodyguard, and friend. Photo from Chris Brown's Instagram account

Chris Brown detained in Paris over rape claim: security sources

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The singer faces accusations of raping a woman in a Paris hotel

DETAINED. The rapper is being accused of raping a woman in Paris. Screenshot from Instagram.com/chrisbrownofficial

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage 10th protest

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Many yellow vests have announced plans to boycott the discussions scheduled in dozens of towns and villages

Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 after body found in rubble

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Authorities say the building hit by the blast needed to be reinforced as clearing operations in the area could continue for about a week

France's 'yellow vests' mobilize for fresh round of protests

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Hundreds of officers are on guard on the Champs-Elysees, where banks, jewelry stores and other shops have boarded up windows in anticipation of renewed looting and violence

NEW ROUND. People march in the streets of center Paris, on January 12, 2019 during an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest "Gilets Jaunes" movement. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Two firefighters killed as gas leak explosion rocks central Paris

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Besides the two dead firefighters, 47 people are injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the Paris prosecutor's office says

BLAST. A vehicle is overturned amid debris after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris on January 12, 2019. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

French required to strip to watch 'nudist drama' on stage

Jan 11, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Would you dare to bare? The 'nudist' stage play in Paris insists that theatergoers 'bare it all' for the one-night-only showing

France to crack down on unauthorized 'yellow vest' protests

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:30 AM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announces plans to ban known 'troublemakers' from taking part in demonstrations, in the same way known football hooligans have been banned from stadiums in the past

PROTESTS. A protester wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) waves the French national flag during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on December 15, 2018. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

'Yellow vests' storm French ministry as protests turn violent

Jan 06, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Authorities says protesters briefly entered the courtyard where they smashed up two cars, broke some windows then escaped

'Yellow vest' leader Eric Drouet arrested

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Eric Drouet – who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon – is held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, according to a police source

ARRESTED. This file photo taken on December 23, 2018 shows Eric Drouet, a leader of the 'Yellow vests' (Gilets jaunes) movement, next to his lawyer Kheops Lara (R) as he leaves Paris' courthouse at the end of his custody after being detained by the police during a yellow vests demonstration in Paris. File photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

12,000 police on duty in Paris as 'yellow vests' call protests

Dec 31, 2018 - 11:54 PM

The French capital will be on high alert after repeated clashes over the last month between security forces and the protesters

YELLOW VEST PROTEST. A protester wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) waves the French national flag during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on December 15, 2018. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

'Yellow vest' protest numbers fall in run-up to Christmas

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:50 PM

There are 10 deaths related to the protests since they began on November 17

Yellow vests protestors stand by a fire next to a Christmas tree behind a yellow vest and a French flag on the edge of one of the access roads to the South Le Mans ring road, on December 16, 2018, in Voivres-Les-Le Mans near Le Mans, northwestern France. - The French government was on December 16 hoping the sharp drop in "yellow vest" demonstrators signalled an end to protests which have plunged the French President into the biggest crisis of his presidency. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)

Tuchel: 'Neymar went home early with my permission'

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:46 PM

PSG star Neymar posts Instagram images of himself in Brazil with his family as he skips his club's last match of the year

VACATION. Neymar misses PSG's last game of 2018 to be with his family. Photo from Instagram (@neymarjr)

French authorities charge Strasbourg gunman's 'accomplice'

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The 37-year-old is ordered to be held in detention on charges of association with a terrorist conspiracy and weapons possession

France's 'yellow vest' protests decline on decisive weekend

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Two polls published in the wake of President Macron's concessions suggest that France was now split broadly 50-50 on whether the protests should continue

PROTESTS. A protester wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) waves the French national flag during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on December 15, 2018. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions

Dec 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Movement figureheads call on the people to continue the protests to pressure President Emmanuel Macron into making further tax and wage concessions

MORE PROTESTS. A protestor wearing a "yellow vest" (gilet jaune) holds a placard as protestors walk non the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 8, 2018 during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. File Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Nations still worlds apart at crunch U.N. climate summit

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Far from the goal of reducing global temperature to 'well below' two degrees Celsius, experts urge delegates to act immediately or condemn at-risk nations to prevent worse effects

WORLDS APART. The world is "way off course" in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned as nations gathered in Poland to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming. File Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

U.N. climate summit set for tense finale as nations sound alarm

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Sources close to the COP24 talks say delegates from nearly 200 nations are still far apart on several issues – from adopting the latest environmental science to how future climate action is funded

COP24. Participants work at the main plenary room during the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 4, 2018. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

[ANALYSIS] What Filipinos can learn from France’s yellow vest protests

Dec 10, 2018 - 11:24 AM

As in France, only popular protest in the streets will be able to stop the government’s stubbornly stupid plan

All eyes on Macron after fresh 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

Dec 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

More than 670 protesters are detained in the capital, many of them stopped as they arrived at train stations or meeting points carrying hammers, petanque balls and other potential missiles

RIOT. A demonstrator holds a French flag during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs, on December 1, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Where will France's 'yellow vest' protests lead?

Dec 09, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Who exactly makes up the 'yellow vest' movement, and will the government be able to quell their anger after a month of increasingly fiery protests?

PROTEST. A Yellow vest (Gilet jaune) protestor kicks a tear gas canister on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on November 24, 2018 during a protest against rising oil prices and living costs. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

Tear gas, mass arrests as new 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) Shouts of 'Macron, resign' mingles with the tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees Avenue

PROTESTS. A protestor wearing a "yellow vest" (gilet jaune) holds a placard as protestors walk non the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on December 8, 2018 during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Paris on high alert as city shuts down for 'yellow vest' protests

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:22 AM

France's interior minister Christophe Castaner vows 'zero tolerance' towards yellow vest protesters who aim to wreak further destruction in the city

PROTEST. A man holds a flare on November 17, 2018 in Paris, during a nationwide popular initiated day of protest called "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement to protest against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

Paris on knife-edge ahead of new 'yellow vest' protests

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:24 PM

On the eve of a fourth set of demonstrations in the capital in as many weeks, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner vows 'zero tolerance' towards those hoping to enact a repeat of last weekend's destruction and mayhem

THE YELLOW VESTS. A demonstrator holds a French flag during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs, on December 1, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Research shows rapid deployment of solar and wind power, along with gains in energy efficiency, have been outpaced by growth in demand for freight, personal transport, shipping, and aviation

Macron retreats on fuel tax hikes in bid to calm French protests

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:18 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says Emmanuel Macron's retreat vindicated his rejection of the 2015 Paris Agreement on combating climate change

French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron looks on prior to a debate organised by the French private TV channels BFM TV and CNews, between the eleven candidates for the French presidential election, on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis near Paris. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Lionel BONAVENTURE