Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies rusty mall

May 14, 2016

Canapes under the canopy? Paris gentrifies rusty mall

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Swapping burgers for lobster souffle and rusty welding for a state-of-the-art canopy roof, Paris’ mayor this month unveiled a $1 billion revamp of the city’s dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles. Paris authorities view the building project — which made central Paris ...

Paris goes green as Champs-Elysees goes pedestrian-only

May 9, 2016

Paris goes green as Champs-Elysees goes pedestrian-only

Pedestrians took over the Champs-Elysees on Sunday as part of a new program to ban traffic from the famous Paris avenue once a month. The initiative, for what is usually one of the busiest roads in the French capital, was launched by Paris Mayor ...

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear center

Mar 26, 2016

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear center

The murder this week of a security guard at a Belgian nuclear research center is a purely criminal affair unrelated to any terrorist threat, prosecutors said Saturday. The Charleroi prosecutor’s office in charge of the case “formally denied” any connection between the murder of ...

Paris suspect backed out of suicide attack

Mar 20, 2016

Paris suspect backed out of suicide attack

The prime surviving suspect for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium with fellow Islamic State militants but changed his mind, he told Belgian investigators on Saturday. The admission by Salah Abdeslam came a day after he ...

Mystery man left many questions in wake of Paris attacks

Mar 19, 2016

Mystery man left many questions in wake of Paris attacks

Beardless, with short-cropped hair and a mild manner, Salah Abdeslam slipped from one world to another as easily as he slipped for four months through an international dragnet. The fugitive who had evaded several close calls with police — until he was caught Friday ...