IOC responds to Paris mayor on Olympic plan for RussiansFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee pushed back against the mayor of Paris on Wednesday, insisting there were no plans for "a Russian or Belarusian delegation” at the 2024 Games while also acknowledging some athletes from those countries could be welcomed.
Paris mayor: No Russian team at 2024 Games if war continuesFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says there should be no Russian delegation allowed at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine.
Hidalgo previously said Russian competitors could take part under a neutral flag but she backpedaled on Tuesday in an interview with French media France Info.
PSG upset after Paris mayor says its stadium is not for saleJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain was surprised and disappointed after city Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the club's Parc des Princes home was not for sale.
That meant PSG will not be able to buy its own ground outright.
Amid energy squeeze, Paris’ Champs-Elysees trims shop lightsSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris' Champs-Elysees says it will be switching off the lights on the famed avenue hours earlier each night until further notice to help save energy as the war in Ukraine squeezes the electricity market in Europe.
Eiffel Tower to go dark earlier as Paris saves energySeptember 13, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Lights on the Eiffel Tower will soon be turned off more than an hour earlier at night to save electricity, the Paris mayor announced Tuesday, as Russia's war in Ukraine deepens an energy crisis in Europe.
Two women campaign to become France’s 1st female presidentSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France’s first female leader in next year’s spring election.
The far-right National Rally party's Marine Le Pen and Paris' Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both launched their presidential platforms in widely expected moves.
Olympic flag arrives in Paris ahead of 2024 GamesAugust 9, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo brandished the Olympic flag on Monday in Paris upon her return from Tokyo, as the French capital will organize the Games in 2024.
After leaving the plane at Charles de Gaulle airport, surrounded by many of France’s Olympic medalists, Hidalgo spoke of her “great emotion.”
Giant flag to fly from Eiffel Tower for 2024 Paris OlympicsAugust 6, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — A giant flag will be flown from the Eiffel Tower on Sunday that Paris Olympic organizers claim will be the biggest in history.
The unfurling is planned during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics when the formal handover goes to the next Summer Games host in 2024.
Paris mayor reelected, green wave in France local electionsJune 28, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo declared victory in her reelection bid as municipal elections postponed by the coronavirus crisis have seen a strong breakthrough from the greens across the country...
Notre Dame forecourt opens to public after long cleanupMay 31, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral's forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year...
Eiffel Tower says “Merci” to health workers fighting virusMarch 27, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Health workers racing to save lives as France contends with one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower...
French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandalFebruary 16, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country's governing party after a scramble to replace the original contender who abruptly withdrew after a leak of sex videos on social media...
A look at what was saved, what was lost in Notre Dame fireApril 17, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — More than simply an iconic cathedral and jewel of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was a treasure trove, housing priceless and irreplaceable marvels of immense religious, artistic, musical, historical and architectural value...
Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030October 12, 2017 GMT
PARIS (AP) — In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory...
IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 OlympicsJuly 11, 2017 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.
If they can agree who goes first, each city will be awarded either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Games in September.
Paris mayor, Clooney fire back at Trump for insulting cityFebruary 24, 2017 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, France's foreign minister and an American cinema luminary pushed back at U.S. President Donald Trump for insulting the City of Light on Friday in a speech.
Trump evoked his friend Jim, "a very, very substantial guy," in an address at the Conservative Political Action Conference.