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# Paris

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# France
Climate protesters sprayed with tear gas at TotalEnergies shareholder meeting in Paris
The protest was mostly peaceful.
Last month
May 2023
# Pension reform
782,000 people take part in May Day protests in France to oppose pension reforms
Macron last month signed a law to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, despite months of strikes against the bill.
This year
# Hassan Diab
French court sentences Canada-based professor to life in prison for 1980 Paris synagogue bomb
The 1980 bombing was the first deadly attack against a Jewish target on French soil since World War II.
# France
France's Macron signs controversial pension reform bill into law despite protests
Unions have called for a “tidal wave” of protests to oppose the plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
# Protests
'We haven't given up yet': Pension protests continue across France after talks end in deadlock
Protesters attacked one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s favourite restaurants today.
# mini referendum
Parisians vote to ban for-hire e-scooters from streets of French capital
City Hall said on its website about 103,000 people voted, with 89% rejecting e-scooters.
Eamon Ryan elected co-chair of International Energy Agency for 2024
2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Paris-based organisation that provides recommendations to shape global energy policies.
# Paris
Louvre staff block entrances to the famous museum as part of pension protests
Demonstrators demanded the repeal of the new pension law that raises the retirement age from 62 to 64 in France.
# french protests
New violent clashes rock France in protest against construction of water reservoirs
It’s the latest in a series of violent standoffs as social tensions erupt nationwide.
# Royal Visit
French protests made Charles' visit to Palace of Versailles impossible, says ex-Paris diplomat
Sylvie Bermann said plans for a banquet at the Palace of Versailles for Charles and Camilla would ‘not have given a good image’.
# Paris
France protests: Over 450 arrested in one day and King Charles III's visit cancelled amid unrest
More than 1 million people demonstrated across France against the unpopular plan.
# Clashes
Violence erupts as thousands protest across France over Macron pension reform
The country’s interior minister said 123 members of the security forces had been injured and at least 80 people arrested.
# France
Police clash with protesters in Paris as Macron forces through pension reform without vote
The move amounted to an admission that the French government lacked a majority to hike the retirement age from 62 to 64.
# Strikes
French Senate adopts controversial pension bill despite widespread protests
Emmanuel Macron has refused a request by unions to meet with him over the contentious measure.
# France
French citizens again protest against Macron’s planned pension age increase
The French president wants to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
# Paris
Notre Dame is reopening to visitors next year, six years after fire destroyed building's roof
The French cathedral’s spire, which collapsed in the blaze, will gradually start reappearing above the monument this year.
# France
French strikes hit trains and schools as a million protesters push back on pension age increase
An unpopular pension reform would increase the retirement age.
# Bah Non
1.27 million people joined protests over French pension reforms, say officials
11,000 police were on duty for an estimated 250 protests nationwide.
# Paris
France prepares for 'hellish' day of protests over controversial pension reform
The changes would raise the retirement age for most people from 62 to 64 and increase the years of contributions required for a full pension.
# Paris
Knife attacker wounds six at Gare du Nord train station in Paris before being shot
The man was arrested after police opened fire and wounded him, a source said.
Last year
# Paris
Suspect charged with deadly shooting of Kurds in Paris that has sparked protests
The man who has been charged confessed to a “pathological” hatred to foreigners, according to a French prosecutor
# Terrorism
Paris shooting suspect to appear before judge
The shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre and a nearby hairdressing salon killed three and left three injured.
# Paris
Custody of Paris shooting suspect lifted for health reasons, says prosecutor
The shooting yesterday killed three people and injured three more.
# Gunman
Three dead after shooting at Kurdish centre in Paris
A 69-year-old has been arrested following a suspected racist attack in the French capital.
# Brexit
Paris overtakes London as Europe's biggest stock exchange
Brexit has “permanently damaged” the UK economy, former Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders warned.
# France
French far-right MP suspended for 15 days after racist comment
Carlos Martens Bilongo said he was ‘deeply hurt’ by the remark.
# Paris
Uproar in French parliament after MP accused of racially abusing colleague during migration debate
In French the pronouns ‘he’ and ‘they’ are pronounced the same, suggesting that de Fournas might have been targeting Bilongo directly
# cost of living crisis
Protesters march in Paris to demonstrate against cost-of-living crisis
Marchers took to the streets to demand better pay and windfall taxes on energy companies.
# Centre of attention
'He's still finding his feet' - Munster backing Fekitoa to show more
Munster attack coach Mike Prendergast believes they’re on the right path.
# Controversy
Liverpool fans to sue Uefa over Champions League fiasco
A French Senate inquiry contradicted initial assertions by the organisation.
# City of Lights
Eiffel Tower lights to turn off earlier at night as Paris scales back on energy
The iconic landmark will now go dark at 11.45pm instead of 1:00am.
# Paris
Police kill knife-wielding homeless man at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
The incident occurred early this morning.
# Climbdown
French interior minister apologises to Liverpool fans for ‘bad management’ in Paris
The Champions League final was marred by incidents before the match.
# Chaos
French government report into Paris chaos highlights ‘multiple failures’
The report blamed failures in crowd management and communication.
# November 2015
Prosecutors request life sentence for main Paris attack suspect
The request for no chance of parole is rare in France, where prisoners on life sentences are often released after 20 to 25 years.
# Travel
Ryanair announce seven new routes as part of winter schedule
Shannon Airport also announced that it will begin a twice weekly flight to Paris from September.
# Fallout
Liverpool fans ‘mistreated and wronged’ in ‘scary’ Champions League final, MPs told
Labour’s shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell has demanded further pressure be put on Uefa.
# Roland Garros
Gauff says no more 'freak-outs' at French Open
The 18-year-old made the last-eight in Paris for the second successive year on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-0 victory.
# Paris
Uefa accused of discrimination over wheelchair spots at Champions League final
The lack of provision for disabled fans has been criticised by the Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association.
# Tennis
Medvedev cruises at French Open as Paris struggles to escape Wimbledon shadow
Medvedev routed Argentina’s 103rd-ranked Facundo Bagnis today.