Friday, October 20, 2017

Paris

In this Sept.25, 2016 file photo, a woman and a man ride their bicycles on the Champs Elysees avenue during the "day without cars", in Paris.

BY SAMUEL PETREQUIN PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory. In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off ...
The Eiffel Tower is seen from a hot air balloon as Paris suffers a pollution spike, Monday Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — Facing its worse winter pollution in a decade, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic restrictions. Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from traveling and made public transportation free for a third consecutive day. A ...
In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Kim Kardashian poses during a photo call at the Cannes Lions 2015.

BY ANGELA CHARLTON and SAMUEL PETREQUIN PARIS (AP) — Armed robbers forced their way into a private Paris residence where Kim Kardashian West was staying, tied her up and locked her in a bathroom before making off with more than ...
Workers prepare the new reception center for migrants in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

BY SYLVIE CORBET PARIS (AP) — Paris’ mayor presented a plan Tuesday to open a new reception center for migrants in the French capital, in an effort to cope with Europe’s migration crisis. Anne Hidalgo said that the center, which ...
A cyclist looks at the flowers and messages placed along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, southern France, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

PARIS (AP) — Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods. The regional tourism office reported figures for the first half of 2016 this ...
A man walks past a pile of rubbish bags in Paris, France, in Paris, France, Wednesday June 8, 2016.

BY JOHN LEICESTER PARIS (AP) — Uncollected trash rotting on the streets of Paris. Strikes on trains that go to the national stadium, and on planes that should be carrying fans. With the eyes of Europe and the world turning ...
Road signs emerge on the banks of the Seine river next to the Bir Hakeim bridge and the Eiffel Tower during floods in Paris, Saturday June 4, 2016.

PARIS (AP) — The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris reopened Sunday as floodwaters slowly receded from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. The Louvre Museum, several Paris train stations and roads remained closed after the ...
View of the flooded banks of the river Seine in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, Friday, June 3, 2016.

BY SYLVIE CORBET PARIS (AP) — The death toll from the flooding in France has risen to four, officials said Saturday, as the water level of the Seine river in Paris slowly started to decrease after reaching its peak overnight. ...
Boats are lined up on the flooded Loing Canal in St Mammes, where the Loing joins the Seine south of Paris, France, Thursday June 2, 2016.

BY RAPHAEL SATTER and ANGELA CHARLTON PARIS (AP) — The swollen Seine River kept rising Friday, spilling into Paris streets and forcing one landmark after another to shut down as it surged to its highest levels in nearly 35 years. ...
victims of the terror attacks last Friday in Paris, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

BY SAMUEL PETREQUIN PARIS (AP) — The overall number of tourists visiting France in 2015 rose marginally compared with the year before to reach an all-time high despite the two deadly attacks in Paris in January and November. Government figures ...
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