Tag: Paris
World 31.05.19 | 11:19

Paris will name a square after Princess Diana near the site where she died in a car crash

More than two decades after Princess Diana’s death, the Paris city council announced that a square near the tunnel where she died in a car crash should be named after her. The square, near Paris’ Alma Bridge, was originally supposed to be named after famous Greek singer Maria Callas, who...

World 15.04.19 | 20:35

Roof collapses at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral as massive fire rages

The roof of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral collapsed Monday as a massive fire ripped through the structure, CNBC reported. The city’s mayor and firefighters warned people to stay away from the area. There have been no confirmed deaths, according to Paris police, while a French government official said...

World 12.02.19 | 16:29

Paris to sue Airbnb over ‘illegal ads’

The city of Paris is suing Airbnb for €12.5m (£11m) over 1,000 adverts for what it says are illegal rentals, BBC reported. Homeowners in the city can rent out their properties for only 120 days per year. They must register themselves as a business and display their registration number on any advertising. Under...

World 05.02.19 | 09:33

Seven killed in Paris apartment fire

Seven people have been killed and one person has been severely injured in an apartment fire in Paris, the news agency AFP reported early Tuesday, citing firefighters. “The death toll could rise because the fire is still ongoing on the seventh and eighth floors,” a spokesman said. The apartment building...

Life 04.02.19 | 17:49

Paris to introduce free public transit for kids under 11

In a series of measures to cut urban pollution, the French capital will be introducing free mass transit for children under 11. According to Le Parisien, “2019 is going to be a historic year for Parisian families”. Beginning in September, all children under 11 will be offered free public transportation. The...

World 13.01.19 | 10:09

Yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to push back “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday, in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms, Reuters reported. Thousands of protesters in Paris marched...