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Paris Marathon delayed again, until November 15

Jul 06, 2020 - 11:07 PM

Rescheduled from its original date in April to October, the Paris Marathon gets pushed back to November

SHELVED. Several major marathons have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Runway revolution: Is this the end of fashion as we know it?

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:42 AM

Fashion is rocked not just by the coronavirus but by a growing revolt from within the industry, bringing designers' long-suppressed frustrations with the unforgiving system to the surface

Disneyland Paris plans phased reopening from July 15

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:26 PM

Disneyland Paris will slowly open its doors with restrictions

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 16, 2017 shows a general view of Main Street at Disneyland Paris in Marne-La-Vallee, east of the French capital Paris. - Disneyland Paris has announced a gradual reopening to start on July 15 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AFP reports on June 22, 2020. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on June 25

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:44 PM

The famous Paris tourist site is reopening after 3 months of closure with new ground markings, only allowing visits by the stairs

PM says France 'not racist' as Floyd tribute held in Paris

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:03 PM

Some placards at the rally draw parallels between George Floyd and those who have recently died at the hands of the French police

A man take part in a protest in place de la Republique in Paris, on June 9, 2020, during a demonstration against racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed while apprehended by police in Minneapolis. Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violence

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:10 AM

The demonstration comes after the release of two differing medical reports into the cause of Adama Traore's death. The Traore case has long been controversial in France.

PROTEST. Protesters demonstrate in front of Paris courthouse against police violence on June 2, 2020. Photo by Michel Rubinel/AFP

Paris reopens square at fire-scarred Notre-Dame cathedral

May 31, 2020 - 11:44 PM

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says 'it is almost a form of rebirth'

France limits Paris lockdown easing over coronavirus fears

May 08, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Some schools are due to open, a strategy that has caused controversy

LOCKED. A woman wearing a face mask looks through the windows of the La Chapelle metro station as she waits on the platform on March 27, 2020, in Paris. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Paris 2024 organizers vow to not change Olympic 'DNA'

May 07, 2020 - 5:44 PM

Organizers of the Paris Olympics dismiss the idea of reducing events and the number of participating athletes

A picture shows the Olympics Rings on the Trocadero Esplanade near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on September 13, 2017, after the International Olympic Committee named Paris host city of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on September 13, 2017, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Eiffel Tower caps 'HeroesShineBright' tribute

May 03, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The 9-day #HeroesShineBright initiative started on April 24 in New York to thank all frontliners fighting COVID-19

FRONTLINERS TRIBUTE. The Eiffel Tower is seen as a backdrop to bronze statues, one dressed in a mask across her nose and mouth, emmulating the ations of many citizens protecting themselves against the novel coronavirus at the Parvis des Droits de l'Homme in Paris on May 2, 2020. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

PSG awarded Ligue 1 title as French football season declared over

May 01, 2020 - 12:44 PM

France cancels the biggest European football league yet as Paris Saint-Germain emerges the outright champion

STILL CHAMPS. Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva (center) celebrates with teammates after their French Ligue 1 football title romp in 2019. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Saint Laurent pulls out of Paris fashion week for rest of year

Apr 27, 2020 - 9:30 PM

Designer Anthony Vaccarello says that the brand was taking back 'ownership of its calendar'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: A Saint Laurent boutique after all merchandise is removed from view amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 05, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming almost 70,000 lives with infections nearing 1.3 million people. Cindy Ord/Getty Images/AFP

Paris 2024 Olympics plans 'obsolete' – IOC member

Apr 27, 2020 - 4:09 PM

IOC member and former Olympic hurdles gold medalist Guy Drut says the postponement of events leading up to the Games is just the tip of the iceberg

DELAYED. The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is expected to affect the sporting calendar. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

France to extend lockdown as virus deaths soar in Europe, U.S.

Apr 09, 2020 - 9:40 AM

The confinement order issued on March 17 'will be extended' beyond the current deadline of April 15

WAITING. A woman sits on the stairs of the Sacre Coeur Basilica in the touristic district of Montmartre in Paris on March 31, 2020 on the 15th day of a strict lockdown in France. File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Tokyo postponement 'no impact' on Paris 2024 Olympics

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:42 PM

The four-year Olympic cycle may have been disrupted in Tokyo, but the Paris Games will go ahead as scheduled in 2024

This picture taken on October 21, 2019 shows a Paralympic Games logo during a logo presentation ceremony for Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP)

Coronavirus a 'catastrophe' for Paris tourist industry

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:20 PM

Hotels and restaurants across Paris are hit hard by fears over the novel coronavirus

People wear a protective facemask as they walk in front the Eiffel tower, in Paris, on March 12, 2020 during a world COVID-19 outbreak. - The novel coronavirus "is a controllable pandemic" if countries step up measures to tackle it, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said March 12, 2020. More than 4,500 people have died, according to an AFP tally, while the WHO said some 125,000 cases had been reported from 118 countries and territories. The pandemic has disrupted cultural and sporting events around the world as authorities try to prevent large gatherings. (Photo by Ludovic Marin / AFP)

Paris Marathon postponed until October due to coronavirus

Mar 06, 2020 - 10:01 PM

The postponement of the Paris Marathon comes after the French health ministry reported two more deaths from coronavirus infections

File photo from Singapore Marathon

EU unveils climate law, but Greta is unimpressed

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Greta Thunberg dubs the law a 'surrender' to the threat of climate change

ANGRY. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 4, 2020, on the day the European Union unveils a landmark law to achieve 'climate neutrality' by 2050. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Climate campaigners win appeal to prevent new Heathrow runway

Feb 27, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Triumphant campaigners call on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to finally cancel the project

WIN. Campaigners against Heathrow expansion celebrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London on February 27, 2020 after a decision by the Court of Appeal on legal challenges to the UK government's approval of plans to expand capacity at Heathrow airport. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Paris braces for tourism hit as virus keeps Chinese at home

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Among tourists, the Chinese are the 2nd biggest spenders in Paris. But tour groups are canceling left and right due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Asian tourists wear protective masks they pose for a picture in a street of Paris on January 31, 2020. - The new coronavirus announced late December has claimed 213 lives, infected nearly 10,000 people in China, spread to 25 countries and is now classed as a global emergency. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)

LIST: 10 Philippine adaptations of famous K-dramas

Feb 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

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PSG wins big again as Neymar continues to honor Kobe Bryant

Feb 03, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Neymar and PSG remain atop Ligue 1 with a dominant win over Montpellier

PAYING HOMAGE. Neymar pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by wearing a shirt bearing his name. Photo from Instagram/@psg

G20 funds fossil fuels $30 billion a year under the radar – analysis

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:19 PM

The export credit agencies of G20 countries currently provide more than 10 times more state-backed finance to oil, gas, and coal projects abroad than they do to renewable energy schemes

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