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World 04 Jan 2019 | 12:07 AM Premium

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

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.

World 14 Dec 2018 | 11:57 PM Premium

French police prepare for fifth wave of yellow vest protests

PARIS (Reuters) - France will deploy tens of thousands of police nationwide and around 8,000 in Paris on Saturday to handle a fifth weekend of 'yellow vest' protests, although the movement appears to be losing steam after concessions by President Emmanuel Macron.

Metro News 10 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Candy and circus-themed treats

TO SHARE the joy and happiness of this year’s festive season, The Curve and eCurve invited 32 children from Rainbow Home and Siddarthan Care Centre to spend a memorable day at both malls.

Nation 08 Dec 2018 | 2:02 AM Premium

Malaysians in France urged to register with embassy following renewed 'yellow vest' riots

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians in France have been advised to register with the Malaysian embassy following renewed rioting by "Gilets Jaunes" (yellow vest) protesters in the capital and other cities.

World 07 Dec 2018 | 4:07 AM Premium

Eiffel tower, Louvre among Paris tourism sites to close on Saturday

PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourism sites and shops on Saturday, including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, fearing a recurrence of last week's violence in Paris, officials said on Thursday.

World 06 Dec 2018 | 10:29 PM Premium

French PM: open to new measures to help the lowest paid

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Thursday said he was open to new measures to benefit workers on the lowest salaries, as the government scrambled to head off another round of 'yellow vest' protests in Paris this weekend.

World 06 Dec 2018 | 10:28 PM Premium

Fearing "Act IV" of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

PARIS (Reuters) - France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs.

World 04 Dec 2018 | 9:44 PM Premium

Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of 'yellow vest' protests

PARIS (Reuters) - France's prime minister on Tuesday suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in office.

World 04 Dec 2018 | 3:42 PM Premium

Macron's popularity hits new low amid French protests - poll

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's approval ratings hit new lows as the "yellow vest" protests gathered pace, according to an Ifop-Fiducial poll for Paris Match and Sud Radio published on Tuesday.

World 03 Dec 2018 | 8:04 PM Premium

France's Macron hunts for way out of 'yellow vest' crisis

PARIS (Reuters) - France's prime minister met with opposition leaders on Monday as President Emmanuel Macron sought a way to defuse nationwide protests over high living costs that led to widespread rioting in Paris at the weekend and are hurting the economy.