Nov 26, 2014

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then surrendered, authorities said. The unusual drama in the French capital sent heads turning from ...

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Nov 14, 2014

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Police and firefighters were desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris Thursday after a local resident spotted the fearsome animal in a parking lot and sounded the alert, authorities said. Backed up by a helicopter overhead, firefighters armed with tranquilizing guns ...

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Oct 19, 2014

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Billowing sails of glass will join the Eiffel Tower and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month when the new Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, designed by Frank Gehry, opens to the public. Thirteen years in ...

Philippine de Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

Aug 25, 2014

Philippine de Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said Sunday. She was 80. She died Friday in Paris “from the effects of a ...

Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

Aug 19, 2014

Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

Armed robbers ambushed a car in a Saudi prince’s diplomatic convoy on its way to a Paris airport commonly used for private jets, raiding the Mercedes for valuables then torching and abandoning the vehicle, police and prosecutors said Monday. Five to eight assailants flashed ...

Jun 3, 2014

Awa Odori dancers bound for Paris

Dozens of Japanese folk dancers will perform the traditional Awa Odori in Paris next year as part of efforts to promote Japanese culture overseas, organizers say. It is believed to be the first planned performance in France of the weaving dance, which is native ...

Anime-themed Japanese sword exhibition to open in Paris

Apr 30, 2014

Anime-themed Japanese sword exhibition to open in Paris

An exhibition showcasing traditional Japanese swords as well as replicas of blades that appeared in the animated series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” opened at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris on Wednesday. The “Evangelion and Japanese Swords” show was devised jointly by the Bizen Osafune ...