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Chanel runway in the sky: VIPs weep at Lagerfeld’s last show

PARIS  (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld’s final curtain — even though he wasn’t there. Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel’s catwalk show Tuesday held a minute’s silence to bid adieu to the iconic couturier, who died last month and did not want a public funeral. Guests wept as his final … Continue reading Chanel runway in the sky: VIPs weep at Lagerfeld’s last show

Thom Browne blurs sartorial styles as VIPs hit Zendaya show

PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger‘s “buy-now” collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On Sunday, Thom Browne continued to blur gender lines in his sartorial wardrobe. Here are highlights from fall-winter ready-to-wear shows. TOMMY’S SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER For Hilfiger’s disco-inspired … Continue reading Thom Browne blurs sartorial styles as VIPs hit Zendaya show

French yellow vests protest for 16th straight weekend

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vesta are protesting for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the government’s economic policies they see as favoring the rich. In Paris, protesters gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe monument as a march was planned through the well-off western … Continue reading French yellow vests protest for 16th straight weekend

Czech Republic works to get Pompidou Center branch in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s prime minister says the National Gallery in Prague is working on a project with the Pompidou Center in Paris whose goal is to establish a branch of the modern art museum in the Czech capital. Prime Minister Andrej Babis made the announcement Friday after meeting Pompidou Center president Serge … Continue reading Czech Republic works to get Pompidou Center branch in Prague

French, Dutch ministers pledge to strengthen Air France-KLM

PARIS (AP) — The Netherlands’ finance minister has met with his French counterpart in a bid to ease tensions between the two countries over the Dutch government’s surprise announcement this week that it had bought a stake in the Air France-KLM airline alliance without informing Paris. Wopke Hoekstra and Bruno Le Maire held hurriedly-arranged talks … Continue reading French, Dutch ministers pledge to strengthen Air France-KLM

The Latest: Israel denounces UN human rights report

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. investigation into Israel’s crackdown on Gaza demonstrations (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a U.N. report that criticizes the Israeli military’s tactics against Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border. Netanyahu said in a statement Thursday that the U.N. Human Rights Council … Continue reading The Latest: Israel denounces UN human rights report

Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris

PARIS / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin is back on form. There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of the French couture house’s catwalk show Wednesday, a debut from Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin’s fourth designer in four … Continue reading Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris

Iraq’s president in Paris; will discuss French IS detainees

PARIS (AP) — All Islamic State group militants who committed crimes against Iraq will be put on trial, including 13 suspected French militants who have been transferred to Iraq from Syria, Iraq’s president said Monday. Iraqi President Barham Saleh said during a two-day visit to France that the French citizens were handed over from Syria, … Continue reading Iraq’s president in Paris; will discuss French IS detainees

PARIS | Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

PARIS (AP) — From the streets of New York to the Olympic podium: Breakdancing‘s conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the … Continue reading PARIS | Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

PARIS | Air France and KLM end power struggle, agree to closer ties

PARIS (AP) — Air France and KLM have reached a compromise on tightening ties between the airlines, ending a power struggle that had alarmed the Dutch government, staff and shareholders. Air France also secured a salary agreement with pilots after protracted conflict. The alliance said Wednesday that strikes shaved 335 million euros off last year’s … Continue reading PARIS | Air France and KLM end power struggle, agree to closer ties

PARIS | The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it’s “deeply saddened” by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement that it was … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

PARIS | The Latest: French minister ‘disgusted’ by protester attacks

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French yellow vest protests in Paris (all times local): 6 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has gone on Twitter to express his “disgust” as French yellow vest protesters set alight an anti-terror military car at a protest in Paris. Such vehicles have been a common sight in … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French minister ‘disgusted’ by protester attacks

PARIS | Renault probes gift from Versailles chateau to ex-CEO Ghosn

PARIS (AP) — Carmaker Renault has alerted French authorities to a 50,000-euro gift from the chateau of Versailles to its former chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the chateau allowed Ghosn to host his wedding reception on its grounds in exchange for Renault’s donations to the Versailles estate, resplendent home … Continue reading PARIS | Renault probes gift from Versailles chateau to ex-CEO Ghosn

PARIS | Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect just ended psychiatric stay

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the fire that killed 10 people as it devastated a Paris apartment building was hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues and completed her most recent stay a week ago, the Paris prosecutor said Wednesday. Prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters the female suspect … Continue reading PARIS | Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect just ended psychiatric stay

PARIS | The Latest: Paris building fire death toll rises to 8

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a Paris  building fire (all times local): 9:20 a.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says eight people have died in the overnight blaze in a residential building in Paris. Speaking at the scene, in Paris’ touristy 16th district, Castaner said the fire that broke out in in the early hours … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Paris building fire death toll rises to 8

PARIS | Apartment fire in quiet Paris area killed seven; arson suspected

PARIS (AP ) — A fire in a Paris apartment building early Tuesday that authorities suspect was an arson attack killed seven people and sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape. The Paris prosecutor says a woman has been detained in the initial investigation into the fire, which blazed for … Continue reading PARIS | Apartment fire in quiet Paris area killed seven; arson suspected

Paris: French yellow vest protesters back on the streets

PARIS (AP) — France’s yellow vest protesters are taking to the streets to keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron‘s government, for the 12th straight weekend of demonstrations. Multiple protests are planned Saturday in Paris and other cities to denounce Macron’s economic policies, seen by critics as favoring the rich. This week, demonstrators in the … Continue reading Paris: French yellow vest protesters back on the streets

Paris France: French security ‘have right’ to use weapons at protests

PARIS (AP) — France’s Council of State has ruled that security forces have a right to use controversial high-velocity rubber ball launchers for crowd control at weekly protests by the yellow vest movement. Friday’s decision by the highest administrative body came a day before protesters were to take to the streets of for the 12th … Continue reading Paris France: French security ‘have right’ to use weapons at protests

Gateway cities continue to top global real estate investment, led by London

  DAVOS, Switzerland/ Jan. 21, 2019 (STL.News) London remains the largest commercial real estate investment market in the world Investors favor familiar cities with well-established investment markets and high levels of transparency JLL projects 2019 investment volumes will be approximately 5 to 10 percent below the 2018 total, driven by investor caution and selectivity London … Continue reading Gateway cities continue to top global real estate investment, led by London

Paris to See Another Year of Strong Residential Property Growth from Foreign Buyers

  NEW YORK/ Jan. 17, 2019 (STL.News) WIRE Consulting, an independent Italian company that specializes exclusively in consulting services for those seeking to purchase or invest in property abroad, says real estate property in Paris, France will continue to see a strong demand from foreign buyers. The French capital remains stable as it moves along … Continue reading Paris to See Another Year of Strong Residential Property Growth from Foreign Buyers

PARIS | France: Protest planned amid revelry; Macron defends agenda

PARIS — Paris is holding its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as protesters from an anti-government movement planned to gather Monday night on the famed avenue where a peaceful march at the beginning of the month led to violent clashes with police. The yellow vest protesters, angry over taxes … Continue reading PARIS | France: Protest planned amid revelry; Macron defends agenda

PARIS | France: Alleged gun source given preliminary terror charges

PARIS  — A man suspected of supplying the gun that was used in the shooting attack that killed five people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg was handed preliminary terror charges Monday, according to a judicial official close to the investigation. T he official, who could not be named with the case ongoing, said the … Continue reading PARIS | France: Alleged gun source given preliminary terror charges

PARIS | France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

PARIS — After five straight weekends of disruptive and sometimes violent protests across France, police are taking a turn expressing anger at the French government. Two police unions complained Monday about working conditions and what they said were strained resources as officers have been sent in to clear road blockades and to control trouble-makers at … Continue reading PARIS | France: Unions urge work slowdowns by protest-weary police

PARIS | Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

PARIS  — French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. The “yellow vest” movement, which began its demonstrations Nov. 17 initially to protest an increase in fuel taxes, soon morphed … Continue reading PARIS | Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

PARIS | The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

PARIS — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France’s domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels. President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the planned … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests