• France Jan 9, 2020

    France Sees More Nationwide Protests of Pension Changes

    French rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined a fourth day of nationwide protests and strikes Thursday to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the pension system....

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    Street protests were staged in Paris and other French cities as the government and labor unions pushed on with negotiations aimed at ending railway strikes over the proposed changes that started on...

  • NBC News Nov 20, 2019

    Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Lesbian Couple Whose Family Won't Attend Wedding

    After a lesbian couple sent a now-viral tweet asking Ellen DeGeneres to attend their wedding because some of their family members would not, the talk show host surprised the couple by inviting them on her show as special guests, NBC News reports. “Hi @chrissyteigen & @TheEllenShow!! my parents aren’t going to attend my wedding because they don’t like that i’m...

  • Europe Jul 25, 2019

    Europe Melts Under Sahara Heat Wave, Smashes Heat Records

    Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara. On a day that no one on the...

  • Twitter May 20, 2019

    Rescuers Finally Persuade Eiffel Tower Climber to Come Down

    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 said. The official said the man was “under control and out...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. May 20, 2019

    Eiffel Tower Closed After Man Climbs Monument

    The Eiffel Tower was closed on Monday after a man began to scale the historic monument in Paris.

  • European Union Feb 9, 2019

    French Yellow Vest Anti-Govt Protests Turn Violent in Paris

    A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters from breaching the parliament’s exterior. Police could not confirm French media reports that the...

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Fiery Explosion Rocks University in France

    Video shows an explosion and fire at the University of Lyon in France. Officials say three people were slightly injured in the blast.

  • Chief Dec 14, 2018

    Macron Urges Calm; Paris Police Brace for More Violence

    Anticipating a fifth straight weekend of violent protests, France’s president on Friday called for calm and the Paris police chief warned that armored vehicles and thousands of officers will be deployed again in the French capital. Police chief Michel Delpuech told RTL radio that security services intend to deploy Saturday in the same numbers as last weekend, with about 8,000...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2018

    Macron to Break Silence, Address French Nation Amid Protests

    Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with an array of national and local officials as...

  • Associated Press Dec 7, 2018

    Eiffel Tower to Be Closed as Paris Braces for More Protests

    The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the French capital, the Paris police prefect has identified 14 high-risk sectors that will be cleared out. Fearing protesters could target...

  • Instagram Jun 21, 2018

    Kim Kardashian Returns to Paris for the First Time Since 2016 Robbery

    Kim Kardashian is back in Paris, a year and a half after she was robbed at gunpoint at a hotel in the city. The 37-year-old “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was photographed in the French capital with husband Kanye West, sister Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott on Thursday. Dressed in a bright blue belted shirt dress and...

  • France Jun 14, 2018

    Glass Walls, Not Metal Fencing, to Surround Eiffel Tower

    Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France’s most-visited monument says see-through panels are being set up at the north and south ends of the site. Each panel, made from over 6-centimeter (2.36-inch) thick...

  • France Jun 14, 2018

    Glass Walls, Not Metal Fencing, to Surround Eiffel Tower

    Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France’s most-visited monument says see-through panels are being set up at the north and south ends of the site. Each panel, made from over 6-centimeter (2.36-inch) thick...

  • France May 30, 2018

    Caught on Cam: Lightning Strikes the Eiffel Tower

    A lightning bolt striking the Eiffel Tower in Paris was caught on video Monday night, on May 28, 2018.

  • Twitter May 29, 2018

    Wizarding Wedding: Actor Who Played Neville Longbottom in ‘Harry Potter' Is Married

    Matthew Lewis is a married man. The actor, who played Neville Longbottom in the “Harry Potter” films, revealed on Monday that he’s tied the knot with Angela Jones. In a tweet to his social media followers, Matthew wrote, “Not only did I miss @ArcticMonkeys in LA but they were performing in Italy at the same time we were there and...

  • player Dec 7, 2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 5th Award for Soccer's Best Player, Tying Messi for Record

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award as soccer’s best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

  • Los Angeles Sep 28, 2017

    Hugh Hefner and the Hollywood Sign: How an LA Icon Helped Preserve One of Its Most Famous Landmarks

    High above Hollywood, nestled in brush lining a hiking trail that leads to the Hollywood sign, there’s a boulder with Hugh Hefner’s name on it — a reminder of the Playboy publisher’s key roles in helping to save one of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks.

  • driver Aug 9, 2017

    BMW Barrels Into Soldiers Near Paris, Hurting 6; Suspect Shot and Detained

    A BMW plowed into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb Wednesday, hurting six, in what the local mayor said was “without a doubt” the work of a “terrorist.” The driver escaped but was tracked down and shot five times by a SWAT team while he was traveling on a highway about 150 miles north of Paris, officials told...

  • official Aug 6, 2017

    Eiffel Tower: Police Stop Man With Knife Defying Security

    A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident late Saturday, though the tower was briefly evacuated, according to a statement Sunday from the company that manages...

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2017

    Trump a Guest of Honor as France Marks Bastille Day and ‘a Friendship Across the Ages'

    France’s Bastille Day parade on Friday coupled traditional displays of military might with a look at wars past and present — and a nod to the U.S. role in both. French President Emmanuel Macron invited Donald Trump as the guest of honor for the celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. The two...

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