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 ...

Thousands march in Paris against Macron's pension reforms

World Jan 5, 2020

Thousands march in Paris against Macron's pension reforms

Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed pension reforms that have sparked a monthlong transport strike. Some protesters donned the yellow vests that over the past year have become symbolic of opposition to Macron's attempts at reforms that he says ...