Romantic street art replaces love locks on Paris bridge

Jun 11, 2015

Romantic street art replaces love locks on Paris bridge

Panels of street art have been installed on Paris’s Pont des Arts to replace the hundreds of thousands of “love locks” that weighed down the bridge’s balustrade until the city began removing them last week. The temporary exhibition on the theme of love, assembled ...

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

May 30, 2015

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same ...

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

May 30, 2015

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

It is an achievement that Napoleon himself might have been proud of: a huge tableau of the French emperor’s life made entirely out of 1.2 million Lego blocks. The exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo marks the 200th anniversary of the famous battle ...

May 23, 2015

Eiffel Tower closes as staff strike over pickpockets

A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower officials and unions said. “There have always been pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower, but we are now facing an ...