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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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
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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
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Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
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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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Paris prosecutor Francois Molins shows one of the two photographs of the suspect gunman taken from s...
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins shows one of the two photographs of the suspect gunman taken from surveillance footage during a news conference in Paris November 18, 2013. The shaven-haired assailant, who police said was filmed by video-surveillance cameras, fired shots at the office of Liberation daily, seriously injuring a photographer's assistant before fleeing, police and staff at the newspaper said
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Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks at the Aquarium of Paris  France.
Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks at the Aquarium of Paris, France.
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A bakery worker fought off a robber with a broom.
A bakery worker fought off a robber with a broom.
YouTube
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Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
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A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
PharPhoto via Flickr Creative Commons
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A photo of the crash posted to Twitter by a witness
A photo of the crash posted to Twitter by a witness
Remy Catinois
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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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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
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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
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Champs de Mars from the Eiffel Tower in central Paris
Champs de Mars from the Eiffel Tower in central Paris
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Parisian waitress and barmaid
Parisian waitress and barmaid
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Ulysse  a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video repor...
Ulysse, a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video report)
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Alain Robert  the  French Spiderman  scales 185-metre (607-ft) GDF Suez tower in the La Défense bus...
Alain Robert, the "French Spiderman" scales 185-metre (607-ft) GDF Suez tower in the La Défense business district of Paris
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(screenshot from AFP video)
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Hermes store on Avenue George V in Paris  France
Hermes store on Avenue George V in Paris, France
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Photograph of the crash uploaded to Twitter by a witness
Photograph of the crash uploaded to Twitter by a witness
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