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June 19, 2024 at 11:25 AM

French police shoot dead an attacker with a screwdriver in Paris suburbs

French police say an officer in the northern suburbs of Paris has opened fire and killed an attacker who assaulted a cleaning worker with a screwdriver and also injured another police officer
June 19, 2024 at 11:25 AM
June 15, 2024 at 11:26 PM

French protesters are standing up to the far right ahead of the country's snap elections

Anti-racism groups are joining French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France against the surging nationalist far right
June 15, 2024 at 11:26 PM
Protesters sing chants during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
June 15, 2024 at 11:02 AM

Unsafe levels of E. coli found in Paris' Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics

The water quality of the Seine river in Paris is raising concerns ahead of the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games
June 15, 2024 at 11:02 AM
FILE - Athletes swim in the Seine River on the first leg of the women's triathlon test event for the Olympics Games in Paris, Aug. 17, 2023. Water in the Seine River had unsafe elevated levels of E. coli less than two months before swimming competitions are scheduled to take place in it during the Paris Olympics, according to test results published Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 11, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Versailles briefly evacuated due to smoke from construction

The Palace of Versailles has been briefly evacuated after plumes of smoke were spotted amid construction work near the Marble Court, an area of the original château built in 1623 by French King Louis XIII
June 11, 2024 at 4:15 PM
FILE - The statue « Nymphe et enfant au trident » by Philippe Magnier is seen in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept.19, 2023. Once the residents of French royalty. Louis XVI _ the Sun King _ and Marie Antoinette held lavish banquets before the French revolution led to their executions. During the Paris Games, equestrian riders will gallop at the heart of the palace's gardens and odern pentathlon events also take place there. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
June 10, 2024 at 9:50 PM

Macron hopes to contain far right in national elections after it surged in EU vote

French President Emmanuel Macron called snap legislative elections after his pro-European party was handed a chastening defeat and projected to garner less than half the support of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally
June 10, 2024 at 9:50 PM
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen walks past a screen showing the president of the French far-right National Rally Jordan Bardella at the party election night headquarters after French President Emanuel Macron announced he dissolves National Assembly and calls new legislative election after defeat in EU vote, Sunday, June 9, 2024 in Paris. First projected results from France put far-right National Rally party well ahead in EU elections, according to French opinion poll institutes. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
June 10, 2024 at 7:01 PM

French President Macron calls a snap legislative election after defeat in EU vote

Macron said he is dissolving the National Assembly and calling a snap legislative election after his party suffered a heavy defeat in elections for the European Parliament.
June 10, 2024 at 7:01 PM
VIDEO: French President Macron calls a snap legislative election after defeat in EU vote
June 9, 2024 at 8:54 PM

French President Macron calls a snap legislative election after defeat in EU vote

French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he was dissolving the National Assembly and calling a snap legislative election after his party suffered a heavy defeat in elections for the European Parliament
June 9, 2024 at 8:54 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron appears on television screen at the French far-right National Rally party election night headquarters, Sunday, June 9, 2024 in Paris. French President Emanuel Macron dissolves National Assembly and calls new legislative election after defeat in EU vote (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
June 8, 2024 at 3:03 AM

Author of new book ‘Impossible City’ reflects on Paris’ transformation

ABC News' Andrew Dymburt speaks with Simon Kuper, author of “Impossible City,” about Paris' evolution over the past few decades and the city's preparations for this summer's Olympics.
June 8, 2024 at 3:03 AM
VIDEO: Author of new book ‘Impossible City’ reflects on Paris’ transformation
June 7, 2024 at 4:01 PM

Graffiti with images and messages referencing Ukraine appear on Paris buildings

Unusual spray-painted images and messages with references to Ukraine have appeared on the streets of Paris as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with U.S. President Joe Biden in the French capital
June 7, 2024 at 4:01 PM
A graffiti reading "Return the elections to the Ukrainians", in Ukrainian, is seen in Paris Friday, June 7, 2024 in Paris. Unusual spraypainted images and messages with references to Ukraine have appeared on the streets of Paris on Friday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with U.S. President Joe Biden in the French capital.(AP Photo/Oleg Cetinic)
June 6, 2024 at 4:37 AM

France arrests Ukraine-Russia national following explosion at hotel

Anti-terrorism authorities are investigating after the arrest of a 26-year-old man of Ukrainian and Russian descent who was hurt in an explosion at a hotel near Charles de Gaulle Airport.
June 6, 2024 at 4:37 AM
VIDEO: France arrests Ukraine-Russia national following explosion at hotel
1 month ago

France releases scratch-and-sniff postage stamps that smell like French baguettes

France’s postal service is expected to raise quite a bit of dough after releasing a brand new scratch-and-sniff stamp that smells like a baguette.
1 month ago
France’s postal service is expected to raise quite a bit of dough after releasing a brand new scratch-and-sniff stamp that smells like a baguette with just over two months to go until the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris.
1 month ago

What to know about the deadly escape of French prisoner 'The Fly'

A manhunt continued Wednesday for a fugitive dubbed "The Fly" and accomplices wielding machine guns who facilitated the convicted criminal's escape, authorities said.
1 month ago
This photograph taken on May 15, 2024 shows the main gate of the Evreux prison.
1 month ago

Massive manhunt underway in France for escaped inmate

Two officers were killed in a brazen ambush on a prison van and three officers are injured, two of them reportedly in serious condition.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Massive manhunt underway in France for escaped inmate
2 months ago

Giant waves crash over seawall, flooding street in western France

Huge waves came crashing over a seawall in Saint-Malo, France, flooding a street as passersby looked on. Weather warnings were issued across Brittany as a storm brought strong winds to the region.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Giant waves crash over seawall, flooding street in western France
2 months ago

French diver slips during pool inauguration ceremony ahead of Paris Summer Olympics

French diver Alexis Jandard says his back is fine — but his ego, not so much — after he slipped on the board while taking part in an inauguration ceremony ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
2 months ago
VIDEO: French diver slips during pool inauguration ceremony ahead of Paris Summer Olympics
4 months ago

Notre Dame scaffolding comes down

The reconstruction of the French cathedral reached a major milestone after construction scaffolding began to come down.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Notre Dame scaffolding comes down
4 months ago

Schedule for Notre Dame Cathedral's grand reopening released

The reopening will last from Dec. 8, 2024, to June 8, 2025.
4 months ago
Workers operate on scaffoldings, during reconstruction work, around the wooden structure of the new spire in place at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, on the Ile-de-la-Cite in Paris, on Jan. 23, 2024. This spire is being reconstructed to be identical to the original one, destroyed in the fire of April 15, 2019 with the Cathedral set to be reopened at the end of 2024 according to the French Ministry of Culture.
4 months ago

Notre Dame cathedral to reopen before Christmas

The cathedral has been closed since an April 2019 fire brought down its steeple and destroyed its interior.
4 months ago
VIDEO:Notre Dame cathedral to reopen before Christmas
5 months ago

Some of Gaza's wounded treated aboard French helicopter carrier-turned-hospital ship

The Dixmude, a French helicopter carrier docked in Egypt, has been turned into a field hospital to treat some of Gaza's most severely wounded.
5 months ago
More than 1,000 patients have been treated aboard the French helicopter carrier-turned-hospital ship the Dixmude.
5 months ago

Activists splatter 'Mona Lisa' with soup in Louvre

The activists were from "Riposte Alimentaire," a food-security group.
5 months ago
This image grab taken from AFPTV footage shows two environmental activists from the collective dubbed "Riposte Alimentaire" hurling soup at Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" (La Joconde) painting, at the Louvre museum in Paris, on Jan. 28, 2024.
5 months ago

Activists splatter soup on 'Mona Lisa' at Louvre Museum in Paris

Two women opened thermoses and splashed soup on the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting, the food-security group behind the protest said.
5 months ago
Two women opened thermoses and splashed soup on the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting, the food-security group behind the protest said.
6 months ago

The challenge to rebuild the iconic Notre Dame

Nearly four years after Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire, the efforts to rebuild are nearing their end as the gates are expected to open once again in December 2024.
6 months ago
VIDEO: The challenge to rebuild the iconic Notre Dame
6 months ago

France's largest Muslim school threatened with closure

The institution, Averroès school group in Lille, has denied claims about its funding and courses.
6 months ago
Students attend a class at the Averroes high school in Lille, northern France on Sept. 28, 2023.
7 months ago

Macron calls fatal Paris stabbing a ‘terrorist attack’

According to eyewitnesses, a man asked a German couple for a cigarette before killing one with a knife and running across a bridge where he attacked and injured two more people with a hammer.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Macron calls fatal Paris stabbing a ‘terrorist attack’
7 months ago

Tourist stabbed to death near Paris’ Eiffel Tower

The alleged attacker is a French national who has since been arrested, reportedly telling police he was fed up with Muslims dying in Afghanistan and Palestinian territories.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Tourist stabbed to death near Paris’ Eiffel Tower
7 months ago

Tourist dies in Paris attack

French police said a man known to authorities for having psychiatric issues attacked a couple with a knife, killing a German tourist.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Tourist dies in Paris attack
8 months ago

Tips for spotting bedbugs

ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton shares tips for spotting bedbugs, and how to treat them.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Tips for spotting bedbugs
9 months ago

Paris battles bedbugs in infestation

The infestation of bedbugs comes as Paris is preparing for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
9 months ago
The infestation of bedbugs comes as Paris is preparing for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
9 months ago

Paris battles bedbugs ahead of 2024 Summer Olympics

Bedbugs are not new to Paris, but the issue has become widely publicized in recent weeks as the French capital prepares to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
9 months ago
The Olympic rings display outside Paris city hall in Paris, Sept. 7, 2023.
10 months ago

Investigation after 2 Americans spend night in Eiffel Tower

French authorities say two men jumped a set of security barriers while walking back down the Eiffel Tower on Sunday night and ended up spending the night in a restricted area in the Paris landmark.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Investigation after 2 Americans spend night in Eiffel Tower
10 months ago

'Drunk American tourists' found asleep in Eiffel Tower: Officials

Security guards found the two tourists Monday morning, and firefighters came to help get them down, according to officials.
10 months ago
VIDEO: 'Drunk American tourists' found asleep in Eiffel Tower: Officials
10 months ago

11 dead after fire at vacation home for people with disabilities: Report

Eleven people are dead after a fire engulfed a vacation home for people with disabilities in eastern France on Wednesday morning, officials said.
10 months ago
Firefighters inspect a burnt building after a fire erupted at a holiday home for disabled people in Wintzenheim, eastern France, on Aug. 9, 2023.
1 year ago

Why is France rioting? What to know about the fatal police shooting of a teen

France has been beset by violent unrest in recent days after a police officer shot and killed 17-year-old Nahel M. in a Paris suburb.
1 year ago
French police officers patrol in front of the Arc de Triomphe in the Champs Elysees area of Paris, France, on July 1, 2023, nearly five days after 17-year-old Nahel M. was fatally shot by an officer in the northwestern Paris suburb of Nanterre.
1 year ago

Crowds across France come out against protesters

On the sixth day of protests, a local mayor's home was rammed with a car packed with explosives.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Crowds across France come out against protesters
1 year ago

Violent protests target French mayor’s home

French citizens protest in the streets for another night after police shot and killed a teen during a traffic stop last week.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Violent protests target French mayor’s home
1 year ago

Protests rock France after police killing of teen

At least 150 people were arrested over the weekend after rioters took to the streets in protest of last week’s police shooting of a 17-year-old boy.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Protests rock France after police killing of teen
1 year ago

Violent protests continue across France

Protesters have accused French police of racial bias after a teen of North African descent was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Tuesday.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Violent protests continue across France
1 year ago

Over 1,300 arrested in France in 4th night of protests over fatal police shooting

Riots erupted for a fourth night across France over the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Nahel M., who was laid to rest on Saturday.
1 year ago
Under riot police's protection, firefighters extinguish fires set in trash cans, on July 1, 2023 in Charenton, France.
1 year ago

Unrest in Paris as funeral takes place for teen killed by police

Rage in the streets of France after police killed a 17-year-old during a traffic stop. The government is hoping that a massive deployment of police officers will cut down on rioting.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Unrest in Paris as funeral takes place for teen killed by police
1 year ago

Protests continue in France over police shooting

Officers clashed with protesters for a third day of rallies over the death of Nahel M, a 17-year-old of North African descent.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Protests continue in France over police shooting
1 year ago

Over 800 arrested across France in 3rd night of riots since fatal police shooting

The violent unrest came after 17-year-old Nahel M. was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic check in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday morning.
1 year ago
A demonstrator runs on the third night of protests sparked by the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old driver in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, France, on June 30, 2023.
1 year ago

Teenager's death during police traffic stop sparks violent unrest in Paris suburb

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic check in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday morning, according to French authorities.
1 year ago
Firefighters work to put out a burning car on the sidelines of a protest in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, France, on June 27, 2023, after police shot and killed a 17-year-old driver during a traffic check.
1 year ago

150 arrested across France in 2nd night of riots after police fatally shoot teen

A 17-year-old driver was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic check in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday morning, sparking violent protests.
1 year ago
A firefighter looks on as vehicles burn amid riots in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, France, on June 28, 2023, a day after police shot and killed a 17-year-old driver during a traffic check.
1 year ago

Violence in France after protests over teen killed by police

More than 600 people were arrested overnight in the third day of protests after a French teenager of North African descent was shot dead by a police officer on Tuesday night.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Violence in France after protests over teen killed by police
1 year ago

Massive protests continue across France after teen killed by police

Several hundred people are marching in France to protest the death of a teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer.
1 year ago
Several hundred people are marching in France to protest the death of a teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer.
1 year ago

Protests continue in France following police shooting of 17-year-old

The police officer suspected in the shooting remains in custody and faces potential manslaughter charges.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Protests break out in France following police shooting of 17-year-old
1 year ago

Teenager's death during police traffic stop sparks violent unrest in Paris suburb

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.
1 year ago
A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.
1 year ago

Suspected gas explosion destroys building in Paris

Rescue teams are still searching through the rubble after powerful explosions rocked the French capital Wednesday evening, destroying a building that housed a prestigious American fashion academy.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Suspected gas explosion destroys building in Paris
1 year ago

Paris explosion caused by suspected gas leak injures dozens, police say

Dozens of people were injured and several buildings were damaged after an explosion rocked central Paris.
1 year ago
French firefighters and rescue forces work after several buildings on fire following a gas explosion in Paris, France, June 21, 2023.
1 year ago

Suspected gas leak explosion injures dozens in central Paris

Dozens of people were injured after an explosion caused by a suspected gas leak, according to police and firefighters in Paris.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Suspected gas leak explosion injures dozens in central Paris