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Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a man was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark, the company that operates the structure said.

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.

'Injured' Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

'Injured' Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being premiered, after he injured his shoulder, its director told AFP Sunday.

Cannes rediscovers its glitz as stars flood red carpet

Cannes rediscovers its glitz as stars flood red carpet

Cannes kicks off Tuesday with one of the glitziest line-ups in years as Hollywood stars and studios return in numbers to the world's biggest film festival.

France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes

France's 'yellow vests' protest in dwindling numbers, some clashes

French police fired tear gas in skirmishes with masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday, the 26th straight weekend of ‘yellow vest’ protests against President Emmanuel Macron ...

G7 countries to simulate cross-border cyber attack next month: France

G7 countries to simulate cross-border cyber attack next month: France

Leading Western industrial powers will for the first time jointly simulate a major cross-border cybersecurity attack on the financial sector next month, French officials said on Friday.

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday.

Fewer turn out for 'Yellow vest' protests in France after May Day clashes

Fewer turn out for 'Yellow vest' protests in France after May Day clashes

Fewer protesters turned out for the 25th straight weekend of ‘yellow vest’ anti-government demonstrations in Paris and elsewhere in France on Saturday, days after a wider May Day rally ...

French police clash with yellow vests protesters in Strasbourg

French police clash with yellow vests protesters in Strasbourg

French police fired tear gas to push back protesters who tried to march towards the European Parliament building in the eastern city of Strasbourg on the 25th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's policies.

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Climbers were brought in on Tuesday to unfurl protective tarpaulins over Notre-Dame to protect it from the rain after the Parisian cathedral was left badly damaged and open to the elements by fire last week.

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Ghosn hit with fresh charge in Japan, files for bail

Japanese authorities on Monday hit Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth indictment against the former Nissan boss who promptly filed for bail.