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Man forgets scroll worth $1.25 million on train

We've all had the experience of forgetting something, be it a hat or a wallet, but one art collector has one-upped all those experiences by forgetting an art piece worth $1.25 million.

Galeries Lafayette reclaims part of Champs-Elysées for France

Paris - Upmarket French retailer Galeries Lafayette confirmed last weekend that it’s to open a new luxury department store on France’s prime shopping street, the Champs-Elysées in Paris, arguably the most famous avenue in the world.

Journalist shocked to see her image as memorial hologram

Paris - Imagine walking past a funeral parlor, and seeing your image as a memorial hologram encased in plastic. The memorial had a fake name and dates of birth and death, "Brigitte Martin, 1959-2009,” while the lady in the photo is still very much alive.

Utrecht to host 2015 Tour de France start

Paris - The route for the 2015 Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, was unveiled Wednesday at the Grand Palais in Paris. The 102nd running of the Tour de France will start from Utrecht, Holland's "bicycle city," on Jul. 4, 2014.

Disneyland Paris gets one billion euro bailout from Walt Disney

It seems the economic crisis in Europe has had its effects on the company which operates Disneyland Paris. While the park is a top draw for European visitors, there has been a sharp fall in the number of visitors and what they spend there.

Video: Bird's eye view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris

Paris - Taking a bird's eye view to a whole new technical level, a white-tailed eagle named Victor recently flew over the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, filming from a unique perspective with a video camera strapped to his back.

Louvre Museum gardens plagued by rat infestation

Paris - The beautiful gardens leading to the world-famous Louvre Museum have recently been attracting more and more rats. Garbage and food items left behind by tourists have been largely blamed for the problem.

Gaza death toll triggers protests and attacks on Jews in Paris

Parisot - Protests against Israel's Gaza offensive turned violent in Paris with pro-Palestinian protesters targeting Jewish-owned businesses and a synagogue.

Mother killed by own car, with toddler in driving seat

Paris - A mother in the Parisian suburb of Herblay was cleaning her car Tuesday, while her two-year-old son sat playing with the steering wheel. Police are unsure of what exactly happened, but the car rolled and crushed the woman, killing her instantly.

Love solution: 'We Lock Love' keeps the romance alive in Paris

Paris - As authorities in Paris strive to remove all vestiges of romance from the city's bridges, a website has been created to immortalize in digital form the love locks that are being lost.

Lovers in Paris to lose their love locks (Video)

Paris - Romantics in Paris are upset, as thousands of the "love locks," currently hanging on bridges in the city, are to be removed. This comes just days after a portion of one of those bridges collapsed under the weight of the iconic love symbols.

The Canadian Opera Company says 'Olé!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.

Video: First luxury hotel for cats in Paris

Paris - Paris cat lovers now have the ideal solution when going away on vacation. A luxury hotel for cats offering everything they need, including luxury rooms, "gourmet" food and even a communal games room. All this plus around-the-clock care and attention.

Ethiopia's Bekele wins Paris Marathon

Paris - Ethiopia's legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event.

Careless Chelsea's defensive errors prove costly against PSG

Jose Mourinho’s team selection dominated headlines in PSG's emphatic victory of Chelsea. Matches of this calibre between two elite sides are usually defined by the slimmest margin, but several errors played a factor in Chelsea's defeat.

Bringing joy to a chaotic classic, an interview with The Bad Plus Special

The Bad Plus found fame with creative cover versions of rock and roll classics like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With their latest release, however, the trio is tacklingthe work of Igor Stravinsky.

Paris gets first female mayor as concierge bites back

Paris - It was a victory to savour.As she bid to become the first female mayor of Paris, Spanish-born Socialist Anne Hidalgo had to endure taunts from her opponents about her modest origins and lack of Parisian roots.

Paris offering free public transit to combat pollution

Paris - Paris and areas of northern France have seen pollution levels so high that politicians are stepping in to do something about it. This weekend, Paris' public transportation, as well as bike and car sharing programs, will be free.

Interview with Brett Eldredge: 'Beat of the Music' Special

Atlantic Nashville recording country artist Brett Eldredge revealed that he has never been better. "It has been an awesome week," he said.

Kiss on the cheek lands robber in French prison

Paris - After a jewelry heist in Paris, a 20-year-old French criminal's self-stated "compassion" for his female hostage led to his arrest. Police could identify him from the DNA he left behind on her cheek.

Review: Marville's Paris On View At The Met Special

New York - A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Marville strips away the romance of Paris, but offers a challenging commentary on the nature of transformation.

Angry passengers loot Ryanair flight over lengthy delays

Paris - Anyone who has flown on Ryanair, or any other so-called “low cost” airline would probably sympathize, at least a little, with the plight of these passengers. They got so fed up by the endless delays, they actually rebelled and looted the plane.

France launches express rail project linking Paris to airport

Paris - After many years of hesitation, France's government has launched a 1.7-billion-euro ($2.3 billion) project to link Paris to its main international airport, Charles de Gaulle, with an express train that will go into operation in a decade's time.

Valentino kicks off men's fashion in Paris

Paris - Hard on the heels of Milan, Paris kicked off its winter menswear series Wednesday with shows featuring multiple variations on the classic suit by Valentino and Carven, while iconoclast Walter Von Beirendonck unveiled in-your-face stripes.

Uber cars attacked during French taxi-driver protest

Paris - A protest by French taxi drivers against smartphone taxi service Uber recently turned violent, with reports of people smashing Uber vehicles.

Video: 'No Pants Subway Ride' a lot of fun in Paris, France

Paris - Sunday saw the Paris Metro inundated with people with ... well ... no pants, as the latest "No Pants Subway Ride" took place. The results of the event were definitely "Oo-la-la."

Video: French strip off for free clothing in Paris

Paris - How far would you go to get some free clothes from the Spanish clothing store, Desigual? Approximately 100 Paris shoppers stripped down to their tighty whities (and more sexy underwear) for just such a chance.

Video: French bakery worker fights off armed robber with broom

Caught on a CCTV surveillance video, a worker from a bakery near Paris had a close call when an armed robber tried to rob the business, pointing a gun in her face. She lost her temper and attacked him with a broom.

Theater manager rams French presidential palace in protest

Paris - Protesting against subsidy cuts for his Paris theater, Attilio Maggiulli rammed his car against the iron gates of the Elysée presidential palace in Paris on Thursday.

Kate Barry, daughter of singer-actress Jane Birkin, has died

Paris - Kate Barry, 46, daughter of singer and actress Jane Birkin and British composer John Barry, died on Wednesday after falling from her fourth floor Paris apartment.
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Champs de Mars from the Eiffel Tower in central Paris
Champs de Mars from the Eiffel Tower in central Paris
By Diliff, edited by Fir0002 (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons
A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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No Pants Subway Ride in Paris  France on January 12  2013
No Pants Subway Ride in Paris, France on January 12, 2013
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Théâtre de la Gaîté  rue de la Gaîté  Montparnasse  Paris
Théâtre de la Gaîté, rue de la Gaîté, Montparnasse, Paris
Institut de France  Académie française and Pont des Arts (Paris)
Institut de France, Académie française and Pont des Arts (Paris)
Wikimedia Commons
Modigliani  Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde  Paris.
Modigliani, Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde, Paris.
Amedeo Modigliani
Global Noise in Paris  France  October 13  2012
Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
Global Noise
The We Lock Love website is immortalizing the romantic love locks on the bridges of Paris  France.  ...
The We Lock Love website is immortalizing the romantic love locks on the bridges of Paris, France. Photos courtesy We Lock Love.
We Lock Love
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claim...
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claimed in 1870, that Paris was in essence two cities “quite different and hostile: the city of luxury, surrounded, besieged by the city of misery.”
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
100 shoppers stripped off to their undies to get free clothing from Desigual in Paris.
100 shoppers stripped off to their undies to get free clothing from Desigual in Paris.
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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag  on the Republiqu...
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spray fumes with the colours of the Palestinian flag, on the Republique square in Paris, during a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza, on July 26, 2014
Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP
A French flag flies half-mast at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 28  2014. France on July 26 said...
A French flag flies half-mast at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 28, 2014. France on July 26 said flags on every public building would fly at half-mast for three days from July 28 to mourn the Air Algerie crash in Mali
Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP
Playroom in the luxury cat hotel in Paris  France
Playroom in the luxury cat hotel in Paris, France
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Discussion is just starting to heat up in France since the law came out very recently.
Discussion is just starting to heat up in France since the law came out very recently.
Moyan Brenn
Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
Passengers without their pants during the "No Pants Subway Ride" event at a subway station in Paris. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier
A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
Remy Catinois
Hermes store on Avenue George V in Paris  France
Hermes store on Avenue George V in Paris, France
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Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center  Paris France
Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center, Paris France