Madonna Paris concert sells out in 'five minutes'

Mar 10, 2015

Madonna Paris concert sells out in 'five minutes'

A Dec. 9 concert in Paris by U.S. pop star Madonna sold out within “five minutes” of going on sale Monday, the organizers of the event said. All 15,000 tickets for the concert, priced from €51 to €205 ($55 to $223), were snapped up, ...

Mar 2, 2015

Tintin set to go under the hammer at Paris auctions

Tintin’s latest adventure is taking him to Sotheby’s and Christie’s in Paris this month, as booming prices for comic books attract the attention of ultra-rich collectors. Both auction houses have organized major sales of comic and graphic novel items in the French capital this ...

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Feb 26, 2015

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police said Wednesday, in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security. The sightings follow a series of drone spottings at French atomic ...

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

Feb 24, 2015

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

More than a month after jihadi gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favorite enemies. The cover of the latest issue due out Wednesday depicts the pope, a jihadi, former ...

Feb 17, 2015

Jewish group fears Copenhagen, Paris attacks start of 'epidemic'

The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday said it feared the recent attacks against Jews in Copenhagen and Paris could be the start of a “pan-European epidemic” as it called for a Europe-wide conference against anti-Semitism. The prominent Jewish rights group said the shootings ...

CNN's Cooper says he was mistaken on Muslim zones

Jan 23, 2015

CNN's Cooper says he was mistaken on Muslim zones

CNN has joined Fox News Channel in saying that it was mistaken to report in the wake of an attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that there were neighborhoods in Europe considered “no go” zones for non-Muslims. Fox apologized over the weekend for ...

Jan 21, 2015

Paris to sue Fox News for reports on Muslim 'no-go zones'

The city of Paris said Tuesday it plans to sue U.S. chain Fox News for reports that there were “no-go zones” in the French capital that police and non-Muslims avoid. The reports in the wake of the Islamist attacks in Paris two weeks ago ...

Malian man who saved lives at Paris kosher grocery gets French citizenship

Jan 21, 2015

Malian man who saved lives at Paris kosher grocery gets French citizenship

French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his “courage” and “heroism” during a ceremony in ...