Monaco topple French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Monaco topple French champions Paris Saint-Germain

Champions Paris Saint-Germain suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Monaco on Sunday, suggesting they may find it harder to retain their Ligue 1 crown after last season’s complete domination. PSG won the title by 31 points in May, losing only two games, but they were outclassed by Monaco who finished third in the last season. […]

Attacks, strikes and floods decimate Paris tourism

Attacks, strikes and floods decimate Paris tourism

Tourism in the Paris region suffered a severe setback in 2016 following a wave of terrorist attacks, strikes and severe flooding that cost the French capital around 750 million euros in lost revenue, officials said Tuesday. The Champs Elysées in Paris is normally packed with tourists at this time of year. But this month however, […]

French Chinese community calls for better security in Paris protest

French Chinese community calls for better security in Paris protest

Around 1,800 people from the Chinese community in France took part in a march near Paris Sunday calling for greater security after a deadly robbery earlier this month. To cries of “Liberte, egalite, fraternite” (“liberty, equality, fraternity”), demonstrators marched through the northern Paris suburb of Aubervilliers where Zhang Chaolin, a 49-year-old tailor died after being […]

Paris rolls out red carpet for film crews

Paris rolls out red carpet for film crews

Despite security concerns after a spate of terror attacks, France continues to attract film crews. In this video report, FRANCE 24 reporters talk to an award-winner director about filming in the French capital. Gorgeous urban settings, audiovisual savoir faire, and dedicated tax benefits. That’s the recipe for Paris authorities to keep on attracting film crews […]

Paris attacks ‘accomplices’ arrested in Austria

Paris attacks ‘accomplices’ arrested in Austria

France on Friday filed terror charges against two suspected members of the same Islamic State (IS) group cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, a judicial source told AFP. The 29-year-old Algerian Adel H. and the 35-year-old Pakistani Mohamad U. were charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists”, the source said of the men […]

Eurostar, Thalys resume train service at Gare du Nord in Paris after fire

Eurostar, Thalys resume train service at Gare du Nord in Paris after fire

Rail services from Paris’ central Gare du Nord, including Eurostar and Thalys trains, resumed late Tuesday several hours after traffic was paralysed by a transformer fire, authorities said. The station is a main commuter hub notably serving London and Brussels, as well as Germany and the Netherlands. “Power has been restored and traffic will gradually […]

French authorities identify real leader of Paris attacks, report says

French authorities identify real leader of Paris attacks, report says

French authorities say they have identified the commander of the Nov. 13 Islamist militant attacks on Paris and know that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, cornered and killed days later by police, played a lesser role. Newly published official documents cite testimony by Bernard Bajolet,France’s head of external security, to a closed-door parliamentary inquiry into France’s anti-terrorism activities […]

Paris court charges Assad uncle with corruption

Paris court charges Assad uncle with corruption

Prosecutors in Paris charged Rifaat al-Assad, the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with corruption earlier this month, an anti-corruption group said Tuesday. Rifaat al-Assad, who was Syria’s vice president in the 1980s, was placed under investigation in April for amassing a 90-million-euro ($100-million) fortune, including a stud farm and luxury apartments, despite being kicked […]

Paris, London mayors pledge to work ‘closer than ever’ despite Brexit

Paris, London mayors pledge to work ‘closer than ever’ despite Brexit

EU leaders will press the British prime minister to waste no time triggering his country’s divorce from the bloc at a tense summit on Tuesday, seeking to stave off the threat of prolonged instability in the wake of last week’s Brexit vote. The leaders of Germany, France and Italy agreed on the eve of the […]

Paris and Berlin in ‘full agreement’ on how to proceed on Brexit

Paris and Berlin in ‘full agreement’ on how to proceed on Brexit

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in “full agreement on how to handle the situation” created by Britain’s vote to quit the EU, according to French presidency sources. Both heads of state, who will hold further talks in Berlin in Monday, “want the greatest clarity to avoid […]

French unions get go-ahead to hold protest march in Paris

French unions get go-ahead to hold protest march in Paris

French unions said Wednesday the Socialist government would allow a protest march in Paris on Thursday after negotiating an alternative route for the demonstration, which was initially banned. The head of the hardline CGT union Philippe Martinez announced the decision after an emergency meeting with the government. “After tough talks with the interior minister, the […]

Why the father of a Paris attacks victim is suing Facebook, Twitter, Google

Why the father of a Paris attacks victim is suing Facebook, Twitter, Google

Reynaldo Gonzalez, the father of the only American to have died in the November 13 Paris attacks, is suing Google, Twitter and Facebook for providing “material support” to the Islamic State (IS) group, according to a suit filed June 14 in California. Gonzalez’s daughter, Nohemi, was one of 130 people killed in a group of […]

Striking garbage collectors leave Paris streets in a stink

Striking garbage collectors leave Paris streets in a stink

Garbage continues to pile high on the streets of Paris three days into the start of strike action by waste collectors as CGT union representatives vowed to continue striking until the government withdraws its contentious labour bill. “Come tomorrow, you’ll see, it will be infested with rats!” said Lawrence, a manager of a clothing store […]

Diplomats try to revive Mideast peace process in Paris

Diplomats try to revive Mideast peace process in Paris

  Top diplomats from around the world on Friday endorsed France’s efforts to revive long-dormant Mideast peace talks aimed at “fully ending” Israel’s half-century-old occupation of lands the Palestinians seek for their state. France wants to set up an international conference by the end of the year that would restart negotiations – despite slim chances […]

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

Eiffel Tower fan zone should be closed during Paris matches for security, says police chief

The office of Paris police chief Michel Cadot recommended Thursday that the Eiffel Tower fan zone be closed for security reasons during matches played in and around the capital during the Euro 2016 championships. France is set to host the Euro 2016 championships from June 10 to July 10, with some 2.5 million football fans […]

Djokovic beats Canada’s Raonic to reach French Open semis

Djokovic beats Canada’s Raonic to reach French Open semis

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic stayed firmly on course to win his first French Open title on Tuesday after he defeated big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. The world number two is only missing the Roland Garros trophy to complete his Grand Slam career set. “It was very complicated against his […]

Tintin breaks records with EUR2.5mn sale

Tintin breaks records with EUR2.5mn sale

An original page of drawings of the beloved comic character Tintin sold at auction Saturday in Paris for more than two million euros, setting a new world record for comics. The piece, created by the Belgian artist Hergé in 1937, went to an American collector for 2.5 million euros ($3.4 million) including fees, or 2.1 […]

Andy Rudak’s Cardboard Cities

Andy Rudak’s Cardboard Cities

London-based still life advertising photographer Andy Rudak has recently embarked on a more personal project, creating a series of cityscapes made entirely from cardboard. With the help of set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, Andy recreated surreal views of cities like London, New York, Mumbai, Paris and Tokyo in the studio. His “Cardboard Cities” took nearly […]

Make-Up Atelier Paris

Make-Up Atelier Paris

Make-Up Atelier Paris is a professional make-up brand, the cosmetics are exported globally and used by professional make-up artists all over the world. Hélène Quillé is the creator, she develops new colors, textures and innovates new types of products that keep the brand on the cutting edge. The secret to the success is that Make-Up […]

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