Latest Paris News

Versailles Palace and Orsay museum closed due to a strike

Jun. 19, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Palace of Versailles, one of France's top tourist attractions, and the Orsay museum in Paris were closed to visitors on Tuesday due to a strike of employees. The gardens of the Palace, in the western suburbs of the French capital, remained open. The Orsay museum, home to a large collection...

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

Jun. 19, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move "very regrettable" at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. "We know climate change isn't a...

Dutch detain 3 men suspected of Islamic State group links

Jun. 19, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities have detained three men with suspected links to the Islamic State extremist group based on DNA evidence found on arms found at a French hideout. A fourth suspect linked to the case was already in a Dutch jail because of an unrelated incident. The Dutch prosecution office...

Suspect in Paris attacks released under judicial supervision

Jun. 19, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the November 2015 extremist attacks in Paris has been released and placed under judicial supervision in Belgium, French prosecutors said Tuesday. The Paris prosecutors' office said that Ali Oulkadi, a French national living in Belgium who allegedly helped the sole survivor of the...

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Jun. 18, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Official estimates project that Europe's biggest economy will trim...

Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

Jun. 18, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. Live-tweeting the event Monday, the RATP said the baby was born in a train in the center of Paris, disrupting traffic on the RER A line. Rescue workers...

Woman hurts 2 in south France with box cutter, is detained

Jun. 17, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman crying "Allahu akbar" — "God is great" in Arabic — injured two people with a box cutter Sunday at a supermarket in southern France before she was detained. A customer in the store in the maritime town of La Seyne-sur-Mer was injured in the chest and hospitalized. A woman...

Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

Jun. 16, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($289,460). Auction house Artcurial said the offering topped the sale Saturday of 49 autographed works by...

Leaders of Italy, France to pursue migration changes at EU

Jun. 15, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte agreed Friday to work together to pursue changes to the European Union's migration rules, finding common ground after the issue created a rift between their countries. The two leaders said during a joint news conference that...

The Latest: US Navy ship seeks to disembark rescued migrants

Jun. 14, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A U.S. Navy vessel is waiting to learn where it can disembark 40 migrants who survived a capsizing off Libya. Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Harrell, a U.S. 6th Fleet spokesman, said discussions were ongoing Thursday evening, two...