Latest Paris News

France investigates after older protester is injured in Nice

Mar. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — French authorities are investigating the case of an older female protester who suffered head injuries when police charged people defying a ban on yellow vest protests in Nice. The woman was waving a rainbow flag marked "Peace" and holding a yellow vest when riot police carrying shields...

Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

Mar. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco. Xi visited the tiny Mediterranean principality Sunday as part of a European tour that is clouded by mixed feelings...

France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

Mar. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living...

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

Mar. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement...

The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

Mar. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 8:05 p.m. France's interior minister says more yellow vest protesters took to the streets around the country than in recent weeks and more than 200 people were arrested. Christophe Castaner told reporters Saturday that heightened...

Museum is glad to finally hear: Yes, it's really a Van Gogh

Mar. 22, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers. The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting "Vase with Poppies" has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh...

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Mar. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next gathering in...

Macron: French soldiers won't be in charge of public order

Mar. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has addressed concerns about soldiers being deployed during yellow vest protests this weekend, saying they won't be in charge of maintaining public order. Speaking Friday in Brussels, Macron said soldiers will protect sensitive sites. He says "those trying to...

New exhibit of items from Tutankhamun's tomb comes to Paris

Mar. 21, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A new exhibit of artifacts from the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is opening in Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit set a visitor attendance record that still stands in the French capital. Organizers said the 150 items in the exhibit, titled "Tutankhamun, Treasures...

Nadal to return from knee injury on Monte Carlo Masters clay

Mar. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday. Tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris. Nadal has won it a record 11 times and held a...