Business / Tech Mar 28, 2020

French court cancels fine on Google over right to be forgotten

Google won a battle over the right to be forgotten after France's top administrative court canceled a fine of €100,000 ($111,000) for failing to remove contentious search results globally. France's Council of State threw out the 2016 penalty, following guidance from the European Union's highest ...

France may extend lockdown as many flout the rules

World Mar 19, 2020

France may extend lockdown as many flout the rules

France on Thursday introduced the possibility of extending a two-week lockdown to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus as the interior minister blasted "idiots" who flout home confinement rules and put others at risk. President Emmanuel Macron has ordered French residents to stay ...

Three women vying to take charge of Paris

World / Politics Mar 11, 2020

Three women vying to take charge of Paris

Three women have emerged as the top candidates in the race to become Paris mayor, all but ensuring that one of the world's most prestigious civic offices will remain in female hands. Sunday's first round of municipal elections is also expected to test backing for ...

Paris Marathon postponed until October

More Sports / Track & Field Mar 6, 2020

Paris Marathon postponed until October

The Paris Marathon, originally scheduled to take place April 5 with 60,000 registered runners, has been postponed until Oct. 18 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, race organizers told AFP in a statement on Thursday. Last weekend's half-marathon in the French capital was also canceled over ...

Louvre in Paris reopens after staff end coronavirus protest

World Mar 4, 2020

Louvre in Paris reopens after staff end coronavirus protest

The Louvre museum in Paris reopened to the public Wednesday after management took steps to allay staff fears over the coronavirus spread which had sparked a two-day work stoppage. In a statement, the world's most visited museum said that faced with the "legitimate concerns" of ...