Revealed: the prince who lost $375,000 in Paris heist

Heist victim: A file photo of Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, taken in 2003.

DAN BILEFSKY and MAIA de la BAUME He had just finished a 45-day stay at one of the world's most expensive hotels, alongside an entourage of personal bodyguards and servants.

#lovewithoutlocks: selfies may be key to Paris love lock problems

A section on the Pont des Arts footbridge collapsed in June.

David Chazan City officials are turning to social media in an attempt to save the city's historic bridges from collapsing under the burden of too much love.

Gunmen in BMWs rob Saudi motorcade of $375,000 in Paris

A Saudi motorcade that departed a hotel on the Champs Elysees has been targeted by thieves.

Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($A375,000) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents, French police say.

Paris police officers charged over tourist rape

The world's most famous tourist city has been rocked by scandal after two top police officers were charged with raping a Canadian visitor.

Rape charges against elite police officers shock France.

'Locks of love' bridge in Paris evacuated

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Sometimes too much love can be a bad thing - as Paris discovered when thousands of "locks of love" attached to a footbridge caused part of a railing to collapse.

Uber protests snarl Paris traffic as London cabs gather

London taxi drivers alongside their parked cabs on The Mall during the protest.

Amy Thomson, Cornelius Rahn and Daniele Lepido Uber Technologies, the car-sharing service that's rankling cabbies across the US, is fighting its biggest protest yet from European drivers who say the smartphone application threatens their...

Man, woman shot dead at Paris bar

A man and a woman have been shot dead at a Paris bar by a gunman who then fled.

Valerie Trierweiler returns to Paris, blaming Palace officials for split with Hollande

Split: Valerie Trierweiler with French President Francois Hollande last year.

Dean Nelson Power destroyed Francois Hollande's relationship with Valerie Trierweiler, France's former first lady has claimed, insisting the pair would still be together had her unfaithful ex-partner not become...

Paris police accused of wiping 19,000 crimes off books

French police are accused of making themselves look more efficient by obscuring crimes.

Henry Samuel Police authorities in the French capital "systematically" wiped tens of thousands of crimes from their books as part of a decade-long cover-up to make the capital seem safer than it was, according to...

Paris makes public transport free to cut pollution

A demonstration against pollution in front of the city hall building in Paris.

Henry Samuel All public transport in Paris and several other French cities will be free this weekend in an attempt to reduce the number of cars on the road and improve what has been described as "dangerously"...

Paris smog: alternate driving days imposed to reduce pollution

It is only the second time French authorities have resorted to the drastic restriction.

Rory Mulholland Paris will impose alternate driving days for motorists in an attempt to tackle a blanket of Beijing-style smog that cloaks the city.

Bodies of French journalists killed in Mali arrive in Paris

The bodies of two French journalists shot dead in the rebel-infested northern desert of Mali arrived home in Paris early Tuesday, as Bamako vowed to hunt down their killers.

Terrorist suspect killed in Paris raid

French police officers stand guard at the entrance of a building in Strasbourg, France, Saturday Oct. 6, 2012, where  a suspect was shot dead after firing at police. French anti-terrorism forces carried out raids in cities nationwide on Saturday, at least five people were arrested in the investigation into the firebombing of a kosher grocery outside Paris last month. (AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias)

A man shot dead by French police in a nationwide crackdown on terror suspects was linked to an attack on a Jewish store last month, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

Paris banishes motoring's ancien regime


Henry Samuel PARIS: Old cars, motorcycles and trucks are to be banned from Paris under a plan to cut pollution that opponents claim is "anti-social, anti-suburban and anti-motorist".

Kurdish activists gunned down in Paris


Three Kurdish women activists - including a co-founder of the militant separatist PKK - have been found dead with gunshot wounds to the head in the Kurdish Institute of Paris.

Women in Paris get rights to wear pants

French minister of women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

Devorah Lauter A 200 year old law forbidding women to 'dress as men' is overturned.

Women rule in the battle to be mayor of Paris

Henry Samuel, Paris The battle to become mayor of Paris is shaping up as an all-female affair as two former colleagues of Nicolas Sarkozy tussle to lead the centre-right against the Socialist favourite, with a Green...

A field of females in Paris mayor contest

Anne Hidalgo

Henry Samuel The battle to become mayor of Paris is shaping up as an all-female affair.

'Sick to the stomach': killer appeals over death of Australian student in Paris


A Frenchman has insisted on his innocence as he appealed his conviction for murdering an Australian student who was beaten, strangled and dumped in a car park outside Paris.