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Chris Brown: US singer arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The singer has several previous convictions for violence US singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape, French police say. A 24-year-old woman alleges that the star assaulted her in a hotel suite in the city earlier this month. She reportedly told police that the pair met at a nightclub in central Paris, close to the Champs-Elysées, before they returned to the hotel. The singer, 29, is yet to comment on the allegation. French police are investigating the woman’s complaint.…

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Pink is king at Berluti menswear show in Paris

Models present creations by designer Kris Van Assche as part of his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection show for fashion house Berluti during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – Hot pink suits and leather galore marked Kris Van Assche’s debut as Berluti’s designer at Paris men’s fashion week on Friday, as the brand known for its luxurious shoes paraded models through the glitzy corridors of the Opera Garnier. The LVMH owned label – one of a handful where it is making a big push…

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Matter of time for Paris regular-season game: NBA

LONDON (Reuters) – Paris and Berlin are in the running to join London and host a regular-season NBA fixture as the American basketball league looks to continue its expansion in Europe. FILE PHOTO: Jan 11, 2018; London, ENG; An overall view during the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics at The O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo For the ninth successive year a sell-out crowd at London’s O2 Arena will watch a competitive NBA game on Thursday when the New York Knicks tackle the…

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Powerful blast shakes street in centre of Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption Firefighters could be seen evacuating an injured person Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a business in the centre of Paris after a powerful explosion which reportedly injured many people. Cars were wrecked and other buildings damaged by the blast on Rue de Trévise in the 9th Arrondissement. Police have asked people to stay away from the area, to allow emergency services access. A gas leak is thought to have caused the explosion in a bakery, a French public radio journalist tweeted. Skip Twitter post…

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Dior switches Paris catwalk date to avoid ‘yellow vest’ protests

PARIS (Reuters) – Christian Dior is bringing forward its men’s fashion show in Paris to avoid “yellow vest” protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar with the decision said. FILE PHOTO: The Dior logo is seen on the facade of a shop in Paris, France, August 5, 2018. Picture taken August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Dior, part of the LVMH luxury goods conglomerate, wrote to guests to reschedule a menswear catwalk show initially planned for Jan. 19 – a Saturday,…

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Beyonce and Jay-Z help Paris Louvre to record number of visitors

FILE PHOTO: Visitors look at the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, a marble Hellenistic sculpture at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – A music video by Beyonce and Jay-Z set in the Louvre helped boost visitor numbers to a record 10.2 million last year, the most for any museum in history, the Louvre said on Thursday. A rebound in tourist numbers to Paris, following a drop after Islamist militants killed 130 people in the French capital…

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The Spiderman of Paris: What happened next?

Throughout this week, we will be looking back at some of the BBC website’s best-read stories of the year and asking: what happened after the news moved on? Late afternoon on Saturday, 26 May. Mamadou Gassama was passing through a neighbourhood in northern Paris, on his way to watch the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on television. As he walked along the Rue Marx-Dormoy, he spotted a crowd looking up at a residential building. They were all looking at a small boy dangling from the edge of…

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Gilet Jaunes: Clashes in Paris at ‘yellow vest’ protests

“Yellow Vest” protesters and police clashed in the French capital Paris on Saturday night. The protesters hurled objects at police and chased after them when they tried to get away. More than 100 people at the marches were arrested on Saturday, police said. It came after demonstrations throughout France for a sixth consecutive Saturday. Only 66,000 protesters were thought to have come out this week however, compared with 282,000 at the start of the protests on 17 November. Source link

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Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

Liverpool reached the last 16 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner against Napoli in their final group match Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain. Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham also face Bundesliga sides, with City meeting Schalke and Spurs meeting Borussia Dortmund. The first legs will take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February, with the return fixtures on 5-6 and 12-13 March. Group winners will be away from home in the first…

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Climate change talks agree details to implement Paris deal

Image copyright Reuters Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over carbon markets to reduce emissions. Some accused the hosts of not shepherding the agreement through. “It has been a long road. We did our best to leave no-one behind,”…

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