A bill initially aimed at tightening French child sex laws has been turned on its head and sparked widespread outrage, with critics accusing it of not only lessening the protection of children, but opening up a new legal loophole for child rapists.
With the help of its pioneering bike-sharing scheme, Paris was once on its way to becoming the world’s No. 1 bicycle capital. But a change of operator has left the hugely popular Vélib system in tatters, and it could cost Paris’s mayor dearly.
The banners hang torn, the ground is scattered with broken chairs and wood, and the students who occupied Paris’s Tolbiac university campus until this morning have all been evacuated. “I’m sad, but it’s far from over,” one of them tells FRANCE 24….
As of Easter Monday, people travelling on French trains will start feeling the effects of a crippling three-month rolling strike action. France’s transport minister calls it “unjustified” and “incomprehensible”.
Almost two-and-a-half years after the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris, which left 130 people dead, Netflix has teamed up with French director duo, the Naudet brothers, for a documentary depicting the “human stories” behind the tragedy.
Paris’s regional public transport operators are under fire for a publicity campaign meant to encourage passengers to report sexual harassment. Featuring predators including a bear, a shark and a wolf, they fail to depict the main culprit: men.
colette, the Paris boutique that was once branded “the trendiest store in the world”, will on Wednesday shut its doors for the very last time, wrapping up a 20-year long journey that many claim inspired a whole generation of fashionistas.
France came to a standstill on Saturday as it paid tribute to late rock star Johnny Hallyday. But the homage also led to a steep drop in donations for France’s most popular fundraiser and sparked a string of bitter comments on social media.
Several dozen fair workers on Monday staged a go-slow on main roads around Paris, heavily disrupting traffic as they protested the city’s decision to cancel the annual Christmas fair on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue.
French President Emmanuel Macron addresses the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday to defend France’s new anti-terror law, which is set to replace – and in many respects cement – the country’s nearly two-year-long state of emergency.