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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

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet collected – archbishop

May 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Donors have pledged about a billion euros ($1.12 billion) but so far 'the greater part of these donations have not yet materialized,' says the Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

DAMAGED. In this file photo, firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Neymar banned from 3 matches for lashing out at fan

May 11, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker gets sanctioned for figuring in a fracas with a fan following the club's shock defeat in the French Cup final

ADDED WOES. On top on the new sanctions, Neymar has also appealed a three-match Champions League ban. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

May 10, 2019 - 8:13 AM

Analysis detects lead dust in 'very significant' levels on some streets and pavements outside the cathedral, which remain off limits to the public since the April 15 blaze

Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral 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 Fabien Barrau / AFP)

Paris police station closed after attack... by fleas

May 06, 2019 - 9:53 AM

'Police station closed until further notice!' reads a notice stuck to the front door of the station, which is located in the 19th district of the French capital

PSG's Kylian Mbappe slapped with 3-match ban

May 04, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The gifted 20-year-old striker is penalized for a reckless tackle

MISSING TIME. Kylian Mbappe, though, will be available for the last two games of the season. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


French will have say on Notre-Dame restoration – minister

May 03, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Culture Minister Franck Riester promises a 'debate and a large consultation,' though the government will have the final say on the Paris landmark

DAMAGED. This photo shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital. File photo by Amaury Blin/AFP

Paris police clash with protesters ahead of May Day march

May 01, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Hundreds of so-called 'black bloc' activists push to the front of the gathering crowd on Montparnasse Boulevard, hurling bottles and other projectiles at police in a confrontation some 90 minutes before the march was to start

PROTEST. A yellow vest protester standing on a street pole between police and fellow protesters gestures prior to the start of the annual May Day rally in Paris on May 1, 2019. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Neymar says he was wrong to hit fan after French Cup final loss

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Brazilian star was caught on numerous phones striking a fan in the face

DETHRONED. Neymar and PSG fail to stretch their reign in the French Cup to a fifth straight time. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Notre-Dame organ dusty but undamaged: organist

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Nothing burned, nothing melted, very little water from the fire hoses got into the organ itself,' says organist Johann Vexo

A February 1, 2004 shows the organ of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, one of the most famous in the World. - (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

Workers ignored ban on smoking at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:15 AM

But a spokesman for the scaffolding company renovating Notre-Dame said: 'In no way could a cigarette butt be the cause of the fire'

Technicians work on Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris on April 23, 2019, one week after a fire devastated the cathedral.  KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Triggered ka ba ng nasunog na Notre-Dame?

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Dahil wala tayong personal na koneksyon sa 'intangible heritage,' ampaw ang koneksyon natin sa mga puntod ng ating kasaysayan

In shadow of burned Notre-Dame, Paris Catholics pray for Easter renewal

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Easter Sunday Mass at Saint-Eustache church in Paris, celebrated in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire, is pervaded by the spirit and hope of a fresh start

Faithful attend mass in tribute to the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral at the Saint Eustache church in Paris, on Easter Sunday, on April 21, 2019. - 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. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

IOC pledges 500,000 euros to ensure Notre-Dame ready for Paris 2024

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'The aim of completing the reconstruction in time for Paris 2024 will be an extra motivation for all of us,' says International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach

DAMAGED. This photo shows the damaged roof of Notre-Dame-de Paris Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital. Photo by Amaury Blin/AFP

Notre-Dame esplanade to get 'ephemeral' wooden cathedral during rebuild

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo backs the idea of a 'wooden cathedral' that will host priests who will address tourists and visitors

Firefighters secure Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 16, 2019, in the aftermath of a fire that caused its spire to crash to the ground. - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on April 15 night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP)