Latest Paris News

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

May. 20, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours. Members of a special firefighter climbing unit and police negotiators eventually persuaded the man to surrender, a Paris police official...

Fendrich on Tennis: 'Bienvenue a Paris,' Serena Williams

May. 20, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can't wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. Williams practiced at the French Open's redesigned main stadium on Monday — alas, Court Philippe Chatrier's retractable roof won't be ready until next year — and will...

No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions

May. 19, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe's savior, and this week's European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union. But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rhythm of the EU...

Basque separatist chief jailed in France, day after capture

May. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA has been jailed in France, a day after his arrest in a French Alpine town ended 17 years on the run. A French judicial official said Josu Ternera, the most wanted ETA member since 2002, was transferred to Paris, formally notified of...

Louvre museum pays tribute to pyramid's architect Pei

May. 17, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris paid tribute Friday to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei who died earlier this week at the age of 102 at his home in New York City. Dozens of employees of the Louvre gathered under the pyramid, which serves as the museum's monumental entrance, for a...

I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

May. 16, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei's death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for the...

Europe's far-right parties hunt down the youth vote

May. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional. Several of this year's far-right candidates in Europe are well under the age of 30 — just like some of their most...

In Cannes, 'Les Miserables' rings alarm for Paris suburbs

May. 16, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — More than 150 years after Victor Hugo's classic novel, a French film titled "Les Miserables" gives a gritty, modern view of the Paris suburbs where Jean Valjean first met Cosette. Ladj Ly's "Les Miserables," which premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, contains no singing or...

Basque militant ETA chief arrested after 17 years on the run

May. 16, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SALLANCHES, France (AP) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday in a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spanish authorities said, proudly announcing the capture of a man accused of crimes against humanity. José Antonio Urruticoetxea...

The Latest: Germans, Dutch won't ban Huawei despite US move

May. 16, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions between the U.S. and China (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The German and Dutch leaders are making clear that they don't plan to change their stance on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei following an executive order by the Trump administration apparently...