Latest Paris News

Big money urges governments to tackle climate change

Sep. 19, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

A group of more than 500 major institutional investors called Thursday for governments to boost efforts to tackle climate change, warning that failure could have serious economic consequences. The banks, insurance companies and pension funds said in a joint statement ahead of next week's U.N. climate summit in...

The Latest: UN chief: Experts on way to probe Saudi attacks

Sep. 18, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:00 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left for Saudi Arabia to investigate attacks on key Saudi oil installations. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi

Sep. 18, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on one white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boat that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris monuments. The...

Mexico asks French auctioneers to halt sale of artifacts

Sep. 17, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is asking a French auction house to halt the planned sale of a collection of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, saying some are fakes and others should be returned to Mexico. The relics are being offered by the French auction house Millon at a sale scheduled for...

French professionals join forces to protest pension changes

Sep. 16, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French professionals, including lawyers and doctors, took to the streets of Paris Monday in a new protest against the government's planned pension changes. The protest saw lawyers, doctors, nurses and others in regulated professions vent their displeasure at the proposed changes...

French First Lady sets up adult school in poor Paris suburb

Sep. 16, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's First Lady Brigitte Macron has visited a new adult school she helped found in a poor Paris suburb. The wife of President Emmanuel Macron, who was a teacher, said Monday that she is involved in the school's management and will give occasional literature classes. The place, dedicated to...

France's Macron tries the common touch to win back support

Sep. 14, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BONNEUIL-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The warehouse that French President Emmanuel Macron visited was hundreds of miles and a world away from the prestige of the G-7 summit he hosted a few weeks earlier. And the people Macron was trying to win over this time weren't heads of state like President Donald Trump...

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

Sep. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel...

Amsterdam museum presents results of 5-year Chagall research

Sep. 13, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For much of Russian-French Modernist painter Marc Chagall's life, which took him from a tiny village in rural Russia to St. Petersburg, Paris and New York, he remained remarkably faithful to eight pigments in his colorful works, according to new research unveiled Friday at Amsterdam's...

Mazzola to succeed Davis as Lyric Opera music director

Sep. 12, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

There will be two Italian music directors in Chicago. Enrique Mazzola will become the top conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago following the retirement of Andrew Davis at the end of the 2020-21 season. Mazzola joins Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since the 2010-11 season. "It's...