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An unmarried mother convicted of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile in exchange for cash is due to appear in the Court of First Instance for sentencing.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:23am

Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2013

Alex Lo's column scolding the millions around the world who marched against Monsanto and its genetically modified crops ("Time to modify our stance on GM food", May 28) misses the point entirely.

3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am 3 comments

Chinese taking a dimmer view of City of Lights

Paris is most often the first stop for China's nouveaux riches as many embark on their overseas trip of a lifetime. The city encapsulates all that Europe promises: history, culture, romance and luxury. But each step from the hotel to the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Louis Vuitton store is increasingly fraught, thanks to greater attention from thieves and pickpockets. It is a matter French authorities have to deal with urgently if they want their country to remain an important destination for Chinese tourists.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am 1 comment

Robberies of cashed-up Chinese tourists rise steeply in Paris

A sharp increase in robberies of Chinese tourists in Paris has prompted calls for the French government to step up security and for shoppers to use credit cards instead of carrying large amounts of cash.

30 May 2013 - 9:00am 20 comments

France's gay marriage law draws thousands of protesters to Paris

One of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledges, the bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption was voted into law last Saturday after months of protests across a country that has been bitterly divided over the issue.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Nearly 1,400 people were sent away from the tourist attraction following a request from tower operators after the warning, a Paris police official said. 

31 Mar 2013 - 12:27pm

Hollande's taxes threaten to end Paris home price boom

Home prices in Paris, up 37 per cent since 2009, are set to end their upward streak as President Francois Hollande cuts property subsidies and raises taxes.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Hot spots: Mariage Frères, Paris

What is it? France's oldest teahouse, founded in the nation's capital more than 150 years ago. The tea emporium/restaurant/museum sits behind a typically Parisian facade on rue du Bourg Tibourg, in Le Marais, a très chic neighbourhood known for its designer stores, perfumeries, boutiques, bars and bistros.

16 Feb 2013 - 10:56pm

New York-based Parsons fashion school to re-establish Paris campus

From Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang, star alumni of New York's Parsons design school have long made inroads in Paris. But now the faculty is going a step further, opening a full-fledged branch in the fashion capital.

Many of the industry's most sought after names learned the ropes at Parsons The New School for Design, from Tom Ford to Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:59am

How bike ride from Hong Kong to Paris changed four young men

They knew the destination was within touching distance and a few more hours of easy cycling on flat roads would bring to an end 7½ months of sweat and bustle. What remained would be a sense of achievement and sweet memories they could take pride in for life.

24 Dec 2012 - 9:28am 1 comment