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  • Stabilised Notre Dame Cathedral is on track for 2024 reopening, officials say Sep 19, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Stabilised Notre Dame Cathedral is on track for 2024 reopening, officials say

    Stabilising the 850-year-old cathedral was a daunting task, as French authorities had to dismantle scaffolding and clear the debris that lay heaped on the floor, among other tasks

  • Robbers steal jewels worth 10 million euros from Paris Bulgari store Sep 07, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Robbers steal jewels worth 10 million euros from Paris Bulgari store

    The thieves who targeted the Bulgari outlet abandoned some of their loot as they made their getaway.

  • Armed robbers hit luxury jewellery boutique on Place Vendome in Paris Sep 07, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    Armed robbers hit luxury jewellery boutique on Place Vendome in Paris

    Jewellery stores in Paris have suffered a spate of armed robberies in recent months. Crime and security are likely to feature heavily among voters' main concerns in the 2022 presidential election.

  • Paris to London by bike: It's possible! Aug 17, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Paris to London by bike: It's possible!

    It is indeed possible to link the two major capitals thanks to a network of cycle tracks, or small adapted roads, which make up the route.

  • Lionel Messi 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, says he is dreaming of winning fifth Champion League title Aug 12, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Lionel Messi 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, says he is dreaming of winning fifth Champion League title

    Lionel Messi claimed the last of his European titles with former side Barcelona in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent's elite club competition.

  • Global warming is likely to blow past Paris limit: UN report Aug 09, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Global warming is likely to blow past Paris limit: UN report

    “It’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get worse,” said report co-author Linda Mearns, a senior climate scientist at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research. “I don’t see any area that is safe ... Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.”

  • Paris 2024 Olympics to fly "biggest flag ever" from Eiffel tower Aug 06, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Paris 2024 Olympics to fly "biggest flag ever" from Eiffel tower

    Paris, which will host the Games exactly 100 years after last organising the Olympics in 1924, will also stage a tour of the country for the Olympic flag it receives at Tokyo in order to start shoring up enthusiasm for the first European summer Olympics since London 2012.

  • French prosecutors open probe into alleged Pegasus media spying Jul 20, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    French prosecutors open probe into alleged Pegasus media spying

    The investigation will examine 10 different charges, including whether there was a breach of personal privacy, fraudulent access to personal electronic devices, and criminal association.

  • In Pics | Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots Jul 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    In Pics | Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

    After ordering at self-service terminals, clients can watch as the machines flatten fresh dough, spread tomato sauce, add organic vegetables, cheese and other toppings, and then whisk the creations into the oven.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron rolls out red carpet to JPMorgan, global CEOs in post-Brexit push Jun 28, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    French President Emmanuel Macron rolls out red carpet to JPMorgan, global CEOs in post-Brexit push

    JPMorgan’s new trading floor in central Paris is the latest example of how Brexit is changing Europe’s financial landscape since January.

  • Disneyland Paris to reopen June 17 as COVID-19 curbs ease May 17, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Disneyland Paris to reopen June 17 as COVID-19 curbs ease

    The theme park, which employs 17,000 people, closed between March 13 and July 15 last year and has been shut again since October 30.

  • Two years on, Notre-Dame awaits long path to pre-fire glory Apr 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Two years on, Notre-Dame awaits long path to pre-fire glory

    The aim is to celebrate the first full service in the restored cathedral on April 15, 2024, despite delays caused by the pandemic and the lead that filtered out during the blaze.

  • COVID-19 Update | Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of virus cases Mar 28, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of virus cases

    The doctors predicted that softer new restrictions imposed this month on Paris and some other regions won't quickly bring the resurgent epidemic under control. They warned that hospital resources won't be able to keep pace with needs, forcing them to practice catastrophe medicine" in the coming weeks as cases peak.

  • Is it time to consign the Olympic Games to history Mar 28, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Is it time to consign the Olympic Games to history

    The lack of transparency in the ballooning budgets for the Olympic Games, as well as the misallocation of this money to an extravaganza that ruins cities for local communities, is, unfortunately, a part of the legacy of what was once supposed to be an event to celebrate excellence and bring people together

  • Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt Mar 05, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt

    Greenpeace said that the stunt was carried out to raise awareness on “greenwashing” of climate change and environmental regulation.

  • When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On Feb 25, 2021 10:26 PM IST

    When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On

    For some couples in business together, the end of a love affair can spell the end of the professional partnership, as was the case with Chris and Tory Burch.

  • How Amsterdam is stealing a march on rivals as Brexit trading hub Feb 18, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    How Amsterdam is stealing a march on rivals as Brexit trading hub

    Amsterdam has also overtaken London to become Europe's number one corporate listing venue so far this year, data shows, and the leader in euro-denominated interest-rate swaps, a market estimated to be worth about $135 trillion in 2020.

  • Paris extends curfew nationwide to fight virus Jan 15, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Paris extends curfew nationwide to fight virus

    French Prime Minister Jean Castex also announced strict new controls for those arriving in France from countries outside the European Union. Starting Monday, they must produce a PCR test with negative results and self-isolate for seven days followed by a new, negative test.

  • New variant of COVID present in Paris: Official Jan 05, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    New variant of COVID present in Paris: Official

    French Health Minister Olivier Veran had earlier told RTL radio that there were around 10 cases in France at present of the new UK variant of COVID.

  • Olympics-Breaking's breakthrough brings electric 'folk art' to Paris Games Dec 08, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    Olympics-Breaking's breakthrough brings electric 'folk art' to Paris Games

    Considered one of the pillars of hip-hop culture, breaking, as participants prefer to call it, originated in New York in the 1970s and has spread globally, enjoying enormous popularity beyond the United States and particularly across Europe and Asia.

  • Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless Dec 03, 2020 04:33 PM IST

    Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless

    The hotel's management have, for a year, handed over their rooms to homeless charity Emmaus Solidarite, which is now using them to accommodate people who would otherwise be on the streets.

  • History teacher beheaded over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in Paris; President Macron calls it 'Islamist terror attack' Oct 17, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    History teacher beheaded over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in Paris; President Macron calls it 'Islamist terror attack'

    An 18-year-old Chechen, suspected of beheading the teacher, was later shot dead by the police in Paris.

  • Paris Police confirms loud sound heard in city was due to fighter jet breaking the sound barrier Sep 30, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Paris Police confirms loud sound heard in city was due to fighter jet breaking the sound barrier

    The massive boom resembled an explosion that led to panic among the residents who took to Twitter to update people about the development. Some even claimed that the reverberation shook their windows and rattled their doors.

  • 2 wounded in knife attack in Paris near Charlie Hebdo, suspect arrested Sep 25, 2020 04:46 PM IST

    2 wounded in knife attack in Paris near Charlie Hebdo, suspect arrested

    It is unclear what motivated the attack Friday or whether it had any link to Charlie Hebdo, which moved offices after they were attacked by Islamic extremists in 2015, who killed 12 people inside.

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