Protesters in Paris support migrant rescue ship Aquarius

Europe 10/06/18, 07:27

Hundreds of people, many wearing orange to evoke life vests, demonstrated Saturday in Paris to back a private humanitarian ship that rescues migrants who are making the dangerous voyage to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea.Demonstrators at the Place de la Republique carried signs reading "Saving lives: A duty not a ...

France pays tribute to late singer Charles Aznavour

Entertainment 10/05/18, 03:49

France is paying tribute to the late singer and actor Charles Aznavour in a ceremony to be held in the courtyard of Les Invalides in Paris.One of France's most famous personalities, Aznavour died earlier this week at the age of 94.FILE - In this Oct.20, 2017 French singer Charles Aznavour ...

Hot metal: Electrics, SUVs and supercars mingle in Paris

Europe 10/03/18, 09:24

A wildly expensive supercar from Bugatti. A one-seater retro Ferrari with a giant engine. And, notwithstanding the buzz over electrics, a big, seven-seat luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV with a powerful internal combustion engine.Those are among the new models getting the most attention at this year's Paris Motor Show.The show, held every ...

French PM in charge of security after minister quits

Europe 10/03/18, 04:41

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Wednesday assumed responsibility for France's domestic security after the interior minister resigned in an apparent act of defiance toward President Emmanuel Macron.In a handover ceremony, Philippe said his main focus would be to ensure "the highest security level" in the country."We live in difficult ...

French police nab convict in helicopter prison break

Europe 10/03/18, 04:22

Three months after his spectacular helicopter escape from a French prison, police caught one of France's most wanted men in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, finding the gangster holed up in his hometown north of Paris.Fugitive Redoine Faid was arrested in Creil without resistance, French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said, adding ...

French court rules Pissarro painting belongs to Jewish heirs

Entertainment 10/02/18, 12:40

A Paris appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling ordering an American couple to return a Camille Pissarro painting to the descendants of a Jewish family that owned the art work before it was seized during World War II.The couple, prominent Philadelphia collectors Bruce and Robbi Toll, loaned Pissarro's "La ...

The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris season

Entertainment 10/02/18, 08:29

An autumnal chill is in the air in Paris, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to spirit the Paris Fashion Week crowd away to an idyllic beachscape on Tuesday, the last day of the ready-to-wear shows.With a click of his gloved fingers, Chanel's eccentric couturier transformed the inside of the Grand Palais ...

Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali

Europe 10/02/18, 08:25

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali.Speaking alongside Mattis at a press conference Tuesday in Paris, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Pentagon chief reassured her that any changes in U.S. operations or forces ...

Update: New electrics are stars of Paris auto show

Europe 10/02/18, 04:08

The Latest on the Paris Auto Show (all times local):10 a.m.President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Stephan Winkelmann poses next to a 5 million euro (5.8 $) Bugatti Divo during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Doubts about diesel, Brexit, trade ...

New electrics are stars of Paris auto show

Europe 10/02/18, 02:17

All-electric vehicles with zero emissions are among the stars of the Paris Motor Show — rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love.Media people look at a Mercedes-Benz EQC, electric luxury SUV during a media presentation on the eve of Paris Auto Show in Paris, France, ...

Paris auto show highlights electric SUVs yet diesel lives on

Europe 10/01/18, 04:57

Diesel is in the doghouse. There's a global fight over trade. Brexit is looming. Tighter vehicle emissions rules are on the way.Those are among the challenges facing auto executives as they gather this week at the Paris Motor Show to unveil new vehicles and talk about the industry's future.A number ...

Paris Auto show highlights electric SUVs yet diesel lives on

Europe 09/30/18, 06:12

Diesel is in the doghouse. There's a global fight over trade. Brexit is looming. Tighter vehicle emissions rules are on the way.Those are among the challenges facing auto executives as they gather this week at the Paris Motor Show to unveil new vehicles and talk about the industry's future.A number ...

Hermes goes to the races, Westwood goes street in Paris

Europe 09/29/18, 15:28

Hermes galvanized its links with the equestrian Saturday by holding its Paris Fashion Week runway show at the French capital's celebrated Longchamp Racecourse. Vivienne Westwood, meanwhile, went street, Elie Saab got playful and the runways in general got a lot of models dressed in black and white.Here are some highlights ...

Amid buzz, designer Hedi Slimane unveils Celine Paris debut

Entertainment 09/28/18, 17:08

Where Hedi Slimane goes, the buzz is sure to follow.The love-him-or-hate-him designer, credited with starting the global skinny menswear style at Dior Homme and later revamping Saint Laurent, returned at long last to the Paris Fashion Week calendar to unveil his debut at Celine Friday.Some editors saw it as deja ...

Fire, color and Gaultier’s new guise hit Paris Fashion Week

Europe 09/27/18, 17:24

The ever-inventive Rick Owens nearly cooked his front row at Paris Fashion Week thanks to a giant burning sculpture, while Indian designer Manish Arora brought the colors of a carnival and Carnival to a zany spring collection that stylishly followed no rules.Here are some highlights from Fashion Week events on ...

Spotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG

Soccer 09/27/18, 11:29

The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend.Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior.The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being asked about his attitude.It all started ...

Margiela touts genderless fashion in Paris with new campaign

Entertainment 09/26/18, 15:16

Maison Margiela went co-ed in Wednesday's installment of Paris Fashion Week, as designer John Galliano bravely championed gender difference in a powerful new runway show.It's an important issue everywhere, but particularly in the image-driven global fashion industry which has intentionally blurred the definition of and boundaries between men's and women's ...

Column: Booba’s in France, a place he really, really loves!

Golf 09/26/18, 12:57

Bubba Watson — or "Boo-ba," as he's known in these parts — is trying hard to shed his image as the Ugly American.He doesn't just like France.He LOVES France!The museums. The culture. The food.All of it.You almost expected him to start speaking French (with a bit of a Southern drawl, ...

Column: Ryder Cup an opportunity missed for French golf

Golf 09/26/18, 10:47

It remains, on the eve of the Ryder Cup outside Paris, the defining image of French golf: Jean Van de Velde losing the British Open in excruciating fashion in 1999, peeling off his socks and shoes to fish his ball out of the silty creek in a final-hole meltdown at ...

In Paris, Airbnb blamed for all kinds of ills

Europe 09/26/18, 04:21

The first paying guests to the ground-floor studio flat newly posted on Airbnb were innocuous enough: A family, come to experience the joys of Paris, like many millions of others.Franck Briand, who lives in the apartment directly above, now looks back on that moment as the start of what he ...

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