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Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:26 AM

Neymar flashes the No. 24 with his fingers in honor of Kobe Bryant's jersey number

REMEMBERING THE GREAT. Neymar pays homage to the late Kobe Bryant. Photo from Twitter/@PSG_English


Junna Tsukii bags 2nd straight bronze in Paris Premier League

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii secures another podium finish to rake in more points and boost her bid for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON A ROLL. Junna Tsukii shows her fine form with her second international bronze in a span of two weeks. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii

Fashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out in style

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:04 PM

The French fashion designer makes a formal exit in his final fashion show

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier acknowledges the audience at the end of his Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on January 22, 2020. - Legendary French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is set to retire from fashion after a typically spectacular show in Paris on January 22, 2020. The maverick creator stunned fans on January 17, by announcing that the haute couture show in a theatre in the French capital would be his last. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista at Paris Fashion Week 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM

From a meeting with Vogue editors to a Chanel fashion show, Heart's slaying Paris Fashion Week

IN PHOTOS: New Year fireworks, smoke, and tear gas as decade begins with a bang

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020

BURST OF COLORS. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Mbappe adds Olympic appearance to packed 2020 wish list

Dec 26, 2019 - 9:16 PM

'I'd really like to do the Olympics at least once in my career,' says French football star Kylian Mbappe

LOADED. A busy 2020 awaits Kylian Mbappe. Photo by Yoan Valat.EPA-EFE

Atletico 'very close' to signing PSG striker Cavani

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:33 AM

PSG striker Edinson Cavani is set to make a move to Atletico Madrid

MAKING A MOVE. Edinson Cavani is set to transfer to Atletico Madrid after 6 years. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Mbappe brace keeps leaders PSG's cushion over Marseille

Dec 22, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar show their partnership on the pitch as PSG stays on top of the table

BIRTHDAY BOY. Kylian Mbappe celebrates his first day of being 21 with a brace over Amiens SC. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

2020 election crucial for U.S. to catch up on climate action

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The election of a US president who advances a comprehensive national climate strategy could reduce emissions by 49% by 2030

No let-up in French strikes as fresh turmoil hits weekend

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:31 PM

The walkouts would last well into next week, unions warn

The unbearable weight of traveling while female

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Many times I feel that nothing is better than another female's company when I’m traveling alone

France braces for second day of stoppages as strike bites

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The strike is seen as a major test for President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious vision of reforming France

STRIKE. In this file photo taken on November 27, 2019, French farmers stand in front of their tractors as they block the traffic on the A47 motorway, in Givors, south of Lyon, central-eastern France, as part of a protest against government policies. Photo Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

Kerry launches US bipartisan group addressing climate 'like a war'

Dec 02, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Former US secretary of state John Kerry says his new group World War Zero includes admirals and generals as well as celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rock legend Sting

US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the high level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement at the United Nations General Assembly Hall April 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

20 suspects face trial for deadly 2015 Paris attacks

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The office of the national anti-terror prosecutor charges 14 people currently in prison or under judicial supervision, including Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspected participant in the attacks. Six others are targeted by arrest warrants.

PARIS ATTACKS. In this file photo taken on November 13, 2015 a man lies on the pavement near the cafe 'A la Bonne Biere' in Paris, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris. File photo by Anthony Dorfmann/AFP

Paris metro faces 'severe' disruptions from December 5 strike

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Unions are calling a new indefinite strike against an overhaul of the pensions system that they say will require people to work longer or accept a lower pension

POTENTIAL DISRUPTIONS. In this file photo taken on November 22, 2005 a traveller is about to get into a subway station, in Paris, France. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Netflix makes deal to keep New York's Paris theater open

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:46 AM

One of New York's oldest single screen movie theaters is reopening to house Netflix special events and screenings

Pete Doherty fined, released after Paris cocaine bust

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The British rocker' s lawyer, Arash Derambarsh says his client agreed to undergo full-time a medical treatment for his addiction to avoid a relapse

British singer-songwriter Pete Doherty performs on stage at the Bataclan on November 16, 2016, in Paris. - British musician Pete Doherty was playing on November 16, 2016 at the Bataclan music hall in the second concert since the venue re-opened a year after 90 people were killed there in the jihadist attacks on Paris in November 2015. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Pete Doherty arrested in Paris for cocaine possession

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:07 AM

The former Libertines frontman is caught carrying two packets of cocaine, a police source tells AFP

PETE DOHERTY. The musician, seen here performing in Carhaix-Plouguer in July 2016, is arrested and taken into custody in Paris on November 8. Photo by Fred Tanneau / AFP

Xi, Macron back 'irreversible' Paris climate pact

Nov 06, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Major powers express regret and concern after President Donald Trump moves forward with a pullout from the Paris climate accord despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change

BACKING THE PACT. French President Emmanuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping following a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Dismay as U.S. formally starts pullout from Paris climate accord

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:20 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump goes ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change

US President Donald Trump looks on as the US attorney general delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

'Super sad' Nadal out of Paris Masters, doubt for ATP Finals

Nov 03, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Rafael Nadal could have secured the year-end world No. 1 ranking ahead of Novak Djokovic by winning the Paris Masters

RECOVERY. Rafael Nadal now faces a race to be fit in time for the ATP Finals. Photo from Twitter/@atptour


The U.S. remains in the Paris accord, for now

Nov 02, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The US cannot ask to leave the Paris accord until November 4, 2019

Berlin, Paris want to create a European digital 'cloud'

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Dubbed 'Gaia-X', the project 'aims at setting up a secure and trustworthy data infrastructure for Europe,' says the German economy ministry


Federer withdraws from Paris Masters as Cilic, Tsonga progress

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:54 AM

'I am sorry for my French fans who I will see next year at Roland Garros,' says Federer

RESTING. Roger Federer opts to skip the Paris Masters to pace himself during the ATP tour. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Federer unsure if Paris is next stop on 'incredible journey'

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Roger Federer captures his 10th Basel Open trophy and 103rd career title overall

CHASING HISTORY. Roger Federer is now just 6 short of the record 109 ATP titles won by American Jimmy Connors. Photo from Twitter/@ATPTour


'The girl you were warned about': Paris 2024 logo ridiculed online

Oct 24, 2019 - 10:40 AM

'The French Olympic logo tumbles out of bed on a Parisian morning,' tweets Paris-based journalist Megan Clement

PARIS 2024. This picture taken on October 21, 2019 shows a logo during a logo presentation ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris. Photo by  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

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

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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