Paris off-limits for players in French Open 'bubble'

Tennis Oct 1, 2020

Paris off-limits for players in French Open 'bubble'

So many in tennis love their annual French Open visit to the City of Lights for reasons that have nothing to do with tennis. This year, though, because of the coronavirus pandemic — cases have been rising in France — players, coaches and others are ...

Paris tests face-mask recognition software on metro riders

World May 7, 2020

Paris tests face-mask recognition software on metro riders

The Paris metro authority is testing CCTV software to detect whether travelers are wearing face masks. It’s part of the city’s efforts to end lockdown and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but it’s raised concerns from the government’s privacy watchdog. The authority began a three-month ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paris shops' sales halved as strikes bring chaos to the city

Business / Economy Jan 9, 2020

Paris shops' sales halved as strikes bring chaos to the city

Five weeks into strikes crippling French transport, Emile Sebbag is agonizing over how to keep afloat his two Parisian clothing stores, deserted by shoppers as the backlash against France's pension reform drags on. The start of winter sales on Wednesday — traditionally a big event ...