Gulf Times - Champs-Elysees
France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions

France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions

Thousands of France's "yellow vest" demonstrators were expected to take to the streets again on Saturday, a month after the start of their protest movement which has plunged President Emmanuel Macron's government into its biggest crisis.

Protest clashes erupt in Paris as anti-Macron rallies return

Protest clashes erupt in Paris as anti-Macron rallies return

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to tear down barricades on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday as hundreds converged on the city for new demonstrations, with anger over fuel taxes morphing into a wide-ranging anti-government movement.

Britain's Thomas wins Tour de France, Kristoff takes final stage

Britain's Thomas wins Tour de France, Kristoff takes final stage

Britain's Geraint Thomas cruised down the Champs-Elysees as Tour de France champion on Sunday in a final stage won by Norway's Alexander Kristoff.

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a car laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence.

Man in custody over links to Champs-Elysees gunman

Man in custody over links to Champs-Elysees gunman

A man has been placed in custody for alleged links to a gunman who killed a policeman on Paris's famed Champs-Elysees just days before the first round of France's presidential election, a judicial source said.

Thieves snatch jewels from Paris art show

Thieves snatch jewels from Paris art show

Thieves snatched €200,000 in jewels from an art fair in Paris at the weekend, police said. Exhibitors were packing up their stands when one person distracted the seller and another made off with a box of jewels.

Strolling and selfies as Paris' Champs-Elysees goes car-free

Strolling and selfies as Paris' Champs-Elysees goes car-free

The sight of cars thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced on Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies in the sun as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.