• lawyer Jun 4, 2019

    Rape Probe Against French Actor Gerard Depardieu Dropped

    The Paris prosecutor’s office says that an investigation into a woman’s rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu has been dropped because of lack of evidence. A preliminary investigation was opened Aug. 27 after a young woman filed a complaint near the southern city of Aix-en-Provence for rape and sexual aggression. At the time, Depardieu’s lawyer, Herve Temime,...

  • lawyer Jun 4, 2019

    Rape Probe Against French Actor Gerard Depardieu Dropped

    The Paris prosecutor’s office says that an investigation into a woman’s rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu has been dropped because of lack of evidence. A preliminary investigation was opened Aug. 27 after a young woman filed a complaint near the southern city of Aix-en-Provence for rape and sexual aggression. At the time, Depardieu’s lawyer, Herve Temime,...

  • President Apr 19, 2019

    Notre Dame's Bees Survived the Fire, Drunk From Smoke

    Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame’s smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral’s ancient wooden roof. Confounding officials who thought they had perished, the bees clung to life, protecting their queen. “It’s a big day. I am so relieved. I saw satellite photos that...

  • President Apr 18, 2019

    France Holds Daylong Tribute to Notre Dame Firefighters

    France paid a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued many of its treasures. As the ceremonies took place, construction workers hurriedly secured key sections of the fire-weakened cathedral, including an area above one of its famed rose-shaped windows. Fire officials warned that the massive cathedral still remains...

  • lawyer Jan 24, 2019

    Chris Brown Accuser Alleges Multiple Rapes, Lawyer Says

    The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against American singer Chris Brown and two other men says she was raped four times during a drug-fueled party.

  • spokeswoman Jan 12, 2019

    2 Firefighters Dead in Paris Gas Leak Explosion as Police Prepare for Protests

    French interior minister says 2 firefighters were killed and at least 30 injured in a blast at a bakery in Paris that was reportedly caused by a gas leak. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said “at this stage we can say it seems from an accidental origin, this would be a gas leak.” He said that Paris firefighters were already at...

  • United States Jan 9, 2018

    France Investigates Apple for Slowing Down Old iPhones

    French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week and is led by the French body in charge of fraud control, which is part of the finance ministry. It follows a legal complaint filed in December by a...

  • The Associated Press Sep 6, 2017

    Explosive Used by ISIS Militants Found in Apartment Near Paris

    A peroxide-based explosive that has been employed by Islamic State extremists was found Wednesday in an apartment outside Paris that authorities suspect might have been in use as a lab for possible attacks, two French officials said. A police official told The Associated Press that some 100 grams of usable triacetone triperoxide, better known as TATP, were found in the...

  • President Jul 7, 2017

    French Prosecutors Investigate Macron Las Vegas Trip

    The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating suspected irregularities in the organization of a high-profile trip to Las Vegas by President Emmanuel Macron when he was a French government minister. The prosecutor’s office said a formal judicial inquiry was opened Friday into the case after a preliminary anti-corruption probe into the organization of the 2016 trip to the Consumer Electronics Show....

  • Liz Lane Jun 20, 2017

    4 Family Members Detained After Champs-Elysees Attack: Paris Officials

    French police detained four family members of a man who was killed after ramming his car into a Paris police convoy, as authorities struggled Tuesday to explain how the Champs-Elysees attacker was able to keep his gun permit despite being monitored for links to extremism. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that the four suspects were detained overnight in the...

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