Tag: Paris (France)

Violence Surges in Paris as ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest Dwindles in Week 18

PARIS — Violence erupted on Saturday in Paris in the 18th weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations as protesters targeted symbols of economic privilege, setting multiple fires and smashing a high-end restaurant on the Champs-Élysées, even as the crowd’s numbers dwindled from past rallies. Organizers for Saturday’s protests said on social media that they wanted the […]

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Taking Their Time, French Customs Officers Offer Taste of Post-Brexit Mayhem

PARIS — For Adam Kirkwood, a weekend getaway in Paris that included museum visits and strolls along the Seine had gone pretty smoothly. Until it was time to go back to London. On Monday, he got a flavor of France’s protest culture combined with a taste of Brexit when his Eurostar train was delayed for […]

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Real Estate Mogul Taunts Ex-Wife With 42-Foot-Tall Photo of New One

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] They measure 24 feet wide and 42 feet high, which makes them taller than a telephone pole but three feet shorter than the letters in the Hollywood sign. The two photographs, according to the newly divorced and remarried man […]

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Socialism and the 2020 American Election

Two of my children were born in socialist France. They survived. In fact, their births were great experiences: excellent medical care, wonderful postnatal follow-up, near-zero cost. My son’s bris, in a Paris deserted through the August exodus, was another story, but I won’t get into that. France has one of the world’s most elaborate social […]

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Finding a Place in Women’s Mosques

PARIS — These are heady times for Kahina Bahloul, organizer of a women’s mosque in France, a country that is home to the largest Muslim population in Europe. Practical considerations dominate the spiritual — a search for an affordable location, a flurry of radio and television interviews marking the rise of a vanguard of women […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Anti-Semitic Labour Party

LONDON — Europe’s gathering Jewish question came into sharp focus this month when a British M.P. declared that she had come to the “sickening conclusion” that one of the country’s two main political parties, Labour, is now “institutionally anti-Semitic.” Imagine, to gauge the import of this statement, Bernie Sanders suggesting the same thing of the […]

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The Flower Disrupter

LONDON — Whitney Bromberg Hawkings never wanted to be a florist. “I still don’t dream of being a florist,” said the 44-year-old former communications director at Tom Ford. Yet there she was, sitting behind a big bunch of yellow parrot tulips at the headquarters of Flowerbx, her company in north London. Flowerbx, now four years […]

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T’s Wellness Guide to Paris

Parisians have long been revered for their svelte physiques, though historically this might have more to do with smoking cigarettes and skipping breakfast than healthy living. But in recent years, a slew of new addresses have cropped up around the city, covering every lifestyle trend from juicing to spin classes. Characteristically, the French have their […]

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French Court Fines UBS $4.2 Billion for Helping Clients Evade Taxes

PARIS — Boxes at the Paris Opera. Prime seats at the French Open. Luxury hunting retreats in Normandy. The financial giant UBS spared no expense in enticing wealthy French people to open bank accounts in Switzerland. The lavish spending caught up with UBS on Wednesday, when French judges ordered it to pay a record 3.7 […]

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Thousands Rally Against Anti-Semitism in France After Vandalism of Jewish Cemetery

PARIS — Thousands rallied against anti-Semitism in Paris on Tuesday night, summoned by France’s major political parties, the country’s Jewish organizations, and by a sharp spike in anti-Semitic incidents, including the desecration of a Jewish cemetery the night before. That act of vandalism drew France’s president to a small village in the northeast, hours before […]

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Flashing Yellow Light in France

The Yellow Vests have been coming out to demonstrate in Paris and other large French cities for 13 straight Saturdays now, bedeviling the government of President Emmanuel Macron with the vagueness of their demands and the lack of a leadership to negotiate with. How it plays out could have consequences well beyond France’s borders. The […]

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Week 13 of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests in France

PARIS — In the 13th straight weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations in France, protesters showed no sign of letting up pressure on the government and did not appear appeased by concessions by President Emmanuel Macron. There were scattered acts of violence as protesters and the police clashed in marches in Paris and southern French cities […]

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Does Paris Still Have the Ugliest Opera House in Europe?

PARIS — The Opéra Bastille was a laughingstock before it was even built. Turning 30 this year, the larger and more modern of the Paris Opera’s two theaters is widely regarded as one of the ugliest in Europe. And its comically embarrassing origin story — which even Stéphane Lissner, the company’s director, tells through chuckles […]

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On the Runway: At New York Fashion Week, Where to See and Be Seen

Fashion may be a sprawling global industry but in many ways it can feel a lot like a high school, with its own cliques, pecking order, hangouts — and cafeteria. For years, the last role has been played in Paris by L’Avenue, a brasserie on Avenue Montaigne cater-corner from Dior’s warren of dove gray salons […]

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It Took Chanel 9 Days and a Team of 150 to Build an Indoor Beach

At Chanel’s most recent spring ready-to-wear collection, held in Paris’s Grand Palais on an overcast morning last October, nearly 3,000 guests were transported to Sylt, a tiny German island in the North Sea, where Karl Lagerfeld, the house’s longtime artistic director, first remembers encountering the ocean as a child. The nave of the late 19th-century, […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: ‘DAU’ Has Finally Opened in Paris. Does It Live Up to the Hype?

PARIS — To experience “DAU,” the Russian artist Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s much-hyped and unwieldy magnum opus, you have to get used to waiting. The immersive and provocative work — a genre-hopping installation with elements of film, theater and performance art — finally opened here late Friday evening, after its premiere was postponed at the last minute […]

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Banksy Mural Is Stolen From Bataclan, Site of Paris Attacks

A mural painted on the emergency exit door of the Bataclan theater in Paris, attributed to the British street artist Banksy, has been stolen, the venue said in a post on Twitter. According to Reuters, a police source said that the door was stolen overnight on Friday by thieves in a van. The Bataclan confirmed […]

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Saving NATO

The idea that the United States could withdraw from NATO is surreal. The alliance, now numbering 29 countries, has been the foundation of trans-Atlantic stability and prosperity for seven decades. It continues to keep a predatory Russia at bay and diminish the danger that American soldiers might once again have to fight on European soil. […]

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