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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.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Greg FRASER (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

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.
In the Media by Angus MacKinnon (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Delphine Touitou and Valentin Bontemps (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

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."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Suicide notes left by a French couple, 86, slam 'cruel' law

Paris - The double suicide of an elderly couple in France has provoked emotion and debate in the country as details of their plight hits the headlines.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 7 comments

High-speed train from Barcelona to Paris coming soon

Barcelona - Anyone wishing to travel between Barcelona in Spain and Paris, France will be pleased to hear that things will be getting quite a bit faster, as a new AVE high-speed train is about to launch.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

1 person severely injured in shooting at Paris newspaper office

Paris - According to police sources, at least one person, believed to be an assistant photographer, was injured when a man opened fire in the Paris offices of the left-wing daily newspaper Libération on Monday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Greenpeace take Barcelona's Sagrada Familia for Arctic 30

Barcelona - In their latest protest demanding the release of 30 activists arrested on the Gazprom oil rig in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace has taken Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral hostage.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30

Paris - In protest against the Russian detention of 28 activists and 2 journalists, a Greenpeace activist staged a solo, 2-hour protest by hanging from a tent suspended from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

French traffic cops must issue tickets or lose Christmas days off

Paris - A senior police officer, in charge of a road traffic division in the Paris area, has allegedly told his traffic officers to issue at least three tickets for driving offenses every day, or lose out on days off over the Christmas period.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Man who hanged himself 8 years ago found in Paris home

Paris - 8 years ago, a Cambodian man chose to commit suicide by hanging in his apartment near Paris. His body was finally found last Friday, after his apartment had been sold to someone else and they went to take possession of the property.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
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A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
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la petite ceinture pathway paris
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la petite ceinture pathway paris
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The Pyramid at the Louvre  Paris France  summer 2010
The Pyramid at the Louvre, Paris France, summer 2010
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Laurel Holloman at her art show opening in Paris - April 3  2012
Laurel Holloman at her art show opening in Paris - April 3, 2012
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Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier
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
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A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
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A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
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Love locks on bridges in Paris  France are causing problems and are to be removed.
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Love locks on bridges in Paris, France are causing problems and are to be removed.
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The French Finance ministry complex at Bercy in Paris
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The French Finance ministry complex at Bercy in Paris
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Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
Tanguera (screenshot from trailer)
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La Comédie Italienne in Paris  France
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La Comédie Italienne in Paris, France
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Parisian waitress and barmaid
Parisian waitress and barmaid
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Véronic DiCaire at Théâtre de la Gaîté  Montparnasse  Paris
Véronic DiCaire at Théâtre de la Gaîté, Montparnasse, Paris
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The Alma tunnel in Paris  where Princess Diana died
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The Alma tunnel in Paris, where Princess Diana died
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Modigliani  Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde  Paris.
Amedeo Modigliani
Modigliani, Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde, Paris.
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Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier
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
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Glass recycling bin in Paris  France (apparently not emptied lately).
Chris Waits
Glass recycling bin in Paris, France (apparently not emptied lately).
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Playroom in the luxury cat hotel in Paris  France
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Playroom in the luxury cat hotel in Paris, France
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