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Striking employees demonstrate outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

Jan. 17, 2020 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. Protesters later chased down President Emmanuel Macron at an evening theater performance in...

Models wear creations for the Dior Homme Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Dior sparks mayhem with couture-infused Paris menswear show

Jan. 17, 2020 6:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload celebrities, including David Beckham and Robert Pattinson, at an industrious pace. Mayhem such as this is the...

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 actress Adele Haenel poses for photographers during a photo call for the film La Fille Inconnue (The Unkown Girl) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating French director Christophe Ruggia for alleged

French director gets sex misconduct charge on actress claim

Jan. 16, 2020 4:14 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French filmmaker has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of an actress when she was 15. Director Christophe Ruggia received the preliminary charge Thursday of assault of a minor by a person in authority, the Paris prosecutor's office said. Ruggia had been detained Tuesday for...

Protesters shout during a demonstration Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Paris. Protesters denounce French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

New street protests in France amid pension strikes

Jan. 16, 2020 3:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Opponents of President Emmanuel Macron's proposed overhaul of France's pension system marched in Paris and other French cities Thursday on what is the 43rd day of strike action that has hobbled trains and public transport. At the call of trade unions, train and metro workers, teachers and...

CAPTION CORRECTS THE SEASON - Models wear creations for the Vuitton Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Boyhood and theatrics mark Paris Fashion Week men's shows

Jan. 16, 2020 2:57 PM EST

A giant beanstalk that penetrated a cloud-patterned sky-blue ceiling at Louis Vuitton's exhibition caused VIPs — including model Bella Hadid and actors Daniel Kaluuya and Ashton Sanders — marvel. And with that Paris Fashion Week got into full swing Thursday. The start of one of the industry's...

Investors monitor stock prices near Chinese New Year decorations hung up at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

World shares subdued after signing of China-US trade pact

Jan. 16, 2020 7:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets were subdued Thursday after the signing of a preliminary China-U.S. trade agreement that investors hope will bring better relations between the world's two biggest economies. After Asian markets largely closed higher, Germany's DAX was down 0.1% to 13,418. The CAC 40 in Paris...

A model presents a creation for Off White Men's Fall/Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Amid transport chaos, Paris men's fashion shows get underway

Jan. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Acrid exhaust fumes and the beeping of car horns contrasted with perfumed interiors and the soft rustle of luxuriant fabrics, as Paris Fashion Week got underway in the public transport strike-hit French capital. The disruption — owing to a nationwide protest against pension reform...

London pledges contribution to Auschwitz-Birkenau foundation

Jan. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged 300,000 pounds ($390,000) to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation in Poland on Monday, arguing that the institution plays a vital role in educating Londoners visiting the site on the horrors of the Holocaust. London joins Paris and dozens of nations in giving...

FILE - In this May 18, 2016 actress Adele Haenel poses for photographers during a photo call for the film La Fille Inconnue (The Unkown Girl) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating French director Christophe Ruggia for alleged

French director detained, accused of abusing teen actress

Jan. 14, 2020 11:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French filmmaker is in custody while authorities investigate accusations that he sexually abused an actress when she was between 12 and 15 years old. Director Christophe Ruggia was detained for questioning Tuesday based on allegations last year by actress Adele Haenel, according to the Paris...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, Spike Lee arrives at the world premiere of

Cannes does 'right thing' in appointing Spike Lee to lead

Jan. 14, 2020 10:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event's 73-year history. Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world's cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. ...