Latest Paris News

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Jun. 20, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in cities and...

Paris Fashion Week menswear kicks off with Milan's Off-White

Jun. 20, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The fashion circus of magazine editors, bloggers, photographers and buyers cried "Bonjour Paris" Wednesday as the first full day of menswear fashion shows kicked off in the French capital. Edgy brand Off-White drew renewed attention at its show, thanks to the meteoric rise of its...

Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

Jun. 20, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating children from parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally, according to an interview published Wednesday. Francis was asked about the family-separation...

Halep withdraws from Eastbourne due to Achilles pain

Jun. 20, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Recently crowned French Open champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week's Nature Valley International grass-court tournament in Eastbourne. The top-ranked Halep says in a statement that she felt Achilles tendon pain and inflammation during her title run in Paris "and it has yet to...

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...