Contemporary French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies at age of 93

Jul 2, 2016

Contemporary French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies at age of 93

France’s most famous contemporary poet, Yves Bonnefoy, has died at the age of 93, officials confirmed Saturday. The author of more than 100 books translated into 30 languages was highly decorated in his native France, and his name was often mentioned as a favorite ...

Jul 1, 2016

France charges accomplice of Paris attacker Abdeslam

French authorities have handed down preliminary terrorism charges to a Belgian woman accused of helping Salah Abdeslam, the only known surviving member of the Islamic State team that attacked Paris last November. Belgian officials said they transferred Hamza Attou, 22, on Wednesday to France ...

Utamaro woodblock print fetches world-record €745,000 in Paris

Jun 23, 2016

Utamaro woodblock print fetches world-record €745,000 in Paris

A Japanese woodblock print from the Edo Period fetched €745,000 ($841,000) at auction in Paris, setting a world record for both the genre and the artist, Kitagawa Utamaro, the auctioneer said. The work by the 18th-century artist, titled “Deeply Hidden Love” (“Fukaku Shinobu Koi”), ...

Jun 5, 2016

Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris is reopening as floodwaters slowly recede from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. The Louvre Museum, some train stations and other sites remain closed Sunday after the worst floods in three decades caused ...

Paris' flooded Seine River swells 6 meters: official

Jun 3, 2016

Paris' flooded Seine River swells 6 meters: official

Flooding in central Paris has swelled the Seine River by 6 meters (20 feet) with a peak of up to 6.5 meters expected later, the French environment ministry said Friday. “The high-water level in Paris is expected tonight at around 6.30 meters (above its ...