Rain, art and winter wonderlands at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Haunting music greeted drizzled-on VIP guests, including singer Janelle Monáe, who braved torrential rains ...
18:31 1 March 2022

Virus fears close down France’s famed Louvre Museum

PARIS (AP) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France’s Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its ...
16:21 1 March 2022

What’s happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, schools

PARIS (AP) — Amusement parks, sporting events, religious gatherings, reality TV shows, even schools. More and more of da...
22:49 28 February 2022

Celine gets refined as Balmain celebrates diversity in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Usher unleashed a photographer’s battle at Balmain on Friday, as he appeared at Paris Fashion Week alongsid...
21:30 28 February 2022

Anti-Polanski protesters greet French film awards ceremony

PARIS (AP) — Women’s rights activists protested Friday outside a Paris concert hall where France’s film academy is prese...
19:20 28 February 2022

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France’s equivalent of the Oscars - where his ...
12:36 27 February 2022

Kenzo designer debuts; Lanvin goes encyclopedic in Paris

PARIS (AP) — All eyes at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday were on the debut of Kenzo’s new designer, who put guests atten...
17:32 26 February 2022

Dior invokes #MeToo in feminist-inspired fashion show

“Consent, Consent, Consent” flashed the neon set lights at Dior’s latest ready-to-wear show in Paris.It signaled that th...
17:09 25 February 2022

Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of Iran

PARIS (AP) — An international agency monitoring terrorism funding announced tough new financial scrutiny of Iran on Frid...
14:48 21 February 2022

France steps up investigation around Ghosn, Omani dealership

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors are turning up the heat on disgraced car industry executive Carlos Ghosn, opening a judi...
19:12 19 February 2022

French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal

PARIS — France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country's governing party ...
20:47 16 February 2022

France announces 1st death of virus patient outside Asia

PARIS — France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist wh...
18:00 15 February 2022

Amid uncertainty, French wine industry puts itself on show

PARIS — France's big wine industry, shaken by U.S. President Trump’s painful tariff hikes and the threat of climate change, is hoping to re-energize g...
11:34 11 February 2022

Relief at skating chief Gailhaguet’s ‘necessary’ resignation

PARIS — After the long-serving head of France's skating federation resigned Saturday, amid suspicions that he covered up for a coach accused of rape a...
17:46 8 February 2022

France seeks lead post-Brexit role in EU nuclear strategy

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday advocated a more coordinated European Union defense strategy in which France, the bloc's only post-...
20:20 7 February 2022

Europe steps up China virus fight, aims to repatriate 600

PARIS — European officials and business stepped up efforts Wednesday to counter a spreading virus from China that has killed more than 130 people. Air...
17:01 29 January 2022

World shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

Shares advanced in most European and Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before.
9:57 29 January 2022

French climate alliance takes legal action against Total

A French climate alliance of charity groups and local authorities launched an unprecedented legal action Tuesday against Total, hoping to make the Fre...
11:28 28 January 2022

‘I did it’: Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon

LISBON, Portugal — A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former ...
11:12 27 January 2022

French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreak

PARIS — France and a major automaker said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a...
22:58 25 January 2022

Antetokounmpo thrills Neymar & Mbappé as Bucks beat Hornets

PARIS — With the world’s two most expensive soccer players cheering him on in Paris on Friday night, Giannis Antetokounmpo took a while to entertain t...
0:28 25 January 2022

Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

PARIS — Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the government pushed ...
15:05 24 January 2022

Review: ALA.NI aces on an astounding a capella adventure

18:47 23 January 2022

Gaultier bids the runway adieu on final day of couture

PARIS — As Jean Paul Gaultier prepared to bid adieu to the Paris couture runway with a fashion show and glitzy after-party at the Chatelet Theater, Jo...
15:05 22 January 2022

Chanel delves into founder’s orphanage past in couture show

PARIS — A humble stone fountain, overgrown scrubs and flowers and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests, including Pharrell Willia...
14:55 21 January 2022

Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govt

PARIS — Opening another front in their battle against the French government, protesting workers cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plungi...
14:09 21 January 2022

Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths

PARIS — Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount Olympus were just some of ...
21:09 20 January 2022

Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists relieved

PARIS — Paris commuters who have battled through six weeks of misery-inducing transport strikes found their smiles again Monday as some subway workers...
14:49 20 January 2022

France’s Macron tells global CEOs: we’re open for business

PARIS — France's president is taking on the role of salesman in chief for his strike-battered country.
14:28 20 January 2022