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Lucien Libert

The price of beauty: in City of Love, some say roses harm the planet

Feb 13 2021

PARIS It is the classic romantic combination: St Valentine's Day in Paris, the city of love, and a gift of red roses. But some Parisian florists are trying to wean customers off the flowers because of their ecological cost. | Video

How do you cut COVID risk in one Paris concert hall? Pump in less air, says study

Feb 04 2021

PARIS A scientific study into how COVID-19 could spread through the audience at a Paris concert hall has delivered a surprise: for that particular venue at least, the less ventilation there is, the better. | Video

French team designs ocean cleanup yacht that feeds on plastic trash

Jan 26 2021

PARIS, Jan 26 A French ocean adventurer and his team have designed a yacht which he says can scoop up plastic garbage to stop it blighting the world's oceans, and converts the same waste into fuel to help power the boat.

Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for "healing art"

Nov 27 2020

PARIS It's an ideal pairing for the COVID-19 era: a musician who cannot play for a live audience and sumptuous museums that cannot welcome visitors. Cellist Camille Thomas has put them together to create what she hopes will be a balm for troubled times. | Video

Thousands protest against French bill to curb identification of police

Nov 21 2020

PARIS Several thousand people protested in Paris on Saturday against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face with the intention that they should be harmed.

Europe's COVID-19 curbs prompt pushback amid bleak countdown to Christmas

Nov 03 2020

LONDON/PARIS A wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and curbs has stirred resistance across Europe, with the right-wing British politician who helped force an EU referendum harnessing popular anger at a new lockdown by recasting his Brexit Party under a new banner. | Video

French teacher's killer messaged with parent angry over caricatures - source

Oct 20 2020

CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France The Chechen teenager who beheaded a French teacher for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in class had contacted a school parent who prosecutors said used social media to whip up a hateful campaign against the victim, a police source said.

French teacher's killer messaged with parent angry over caricatures - source

Oct 20 2020

CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France The Chechen teenager who beheaded a French teacher for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in class had contacted a school parent who prosecutors said used social media to whip up a hateful campaign against the victim, a police source said.

French teacher's killer messaged with parent angry over caricatures: source

Oct 20 2020

CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France The Chechen teenager who beheaded a French teacher for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in class had contacted a school parent who prosecutors said used social media to whip up a hateful campaign against the victim, a police source said.

Frenchman says tattoos cost him kindergarten teaching job

Sep 28 2020

PALAISEAU, France A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child. | Video

World News

Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi's death: U.S.

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to U.S. intelligence released on Friday as the United States imposed sanctions on some of those involved but spared the crown prince himself in an effort to preserve relations with the kingdom.