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Christo’s temporary artwork, L'Arc de Triomphe, due for wrap in September 2021(Twitter/artnet/SamadUllahKha14/artsy)
Christo’s temporary artwork, L'Arc de Triomphe, due for wrap in September 2021(Twitter/artnet/SamadUllahKha14/artsy)

Christo’s temporary artwork, L'Arc de Triomphe, due for wrap in September 2021

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Plans for the temporary artwork, officially titled L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, 'were very advanced' before they were postponed as a result of the pandemic and after Christo died last year at the age of 84
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2021 05:42 PM IST
From England delaying reopening to Chicago fully reopening, California remaining under a state of emergency, Paris lifting the curfew for the French Open fans and Switzerland planning to reopen its borders for overseas visitors who have received a Covid-19 vaccine, catch all the travel updates here
Workers put strap around a 2.83 meter original replica of the Statue of Liberty before being lifted by a crane from outside the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris before it departs for Ellis Island in New York to arrive on Independence Day, France, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Noemie Olive(REUTERS)
Workers put strap around a 2.83 meter original replica of the Statue of Liberty before being lifted by a crane from outside the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris before it departs for Ellis Island in New York to arrive on Independence Day, France, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Noemie Olive(REUTERS)

Mini Statue of Liberty heads to US for July 4 Independence Day celebrations

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 10:21 AM IST
  • The monumental Statue of Liberty in New York's harbour, by sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, symbolises the United States’ welcoming to its shores of immigrants seeking refuge and freedom. The smaller version heading to the US had been displayed in Paris at the Musee des Arts et Metiers.
The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris(Bloomberg)
The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris(Bloomberg)

The Hekking Mona Lisa to go on sale at Christie’s auction house in Paris

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Of the many versions of Leonardo da Vinci's painting, few copies have a more fascinating history than the Hekking Mona Lisa. It offers a brilliant insight into changing attitudes over the centuries towards the perceived value of originality versus imitation.
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)
Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX/Avi Werde on Unsplash)

Paris' temple of modern art, Pompidou Center, plans to open branch in New Jersey

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 06:27 PM IST
  • Paris' acclaimed Pompidou Center announces plans to open a satellite museum in New Jersey's Jersey City, not far from where the Statue of Liberty stands in New York Harbour. Centre Pompidou x Jersey City, scheduled to open in 2024, would be the French museum's first venture in North America
An airport source said that the Air France plane parked in a special area reserved for security operations. (File Photo / Representational Image)
An airport source said that the Air France plane parked in a special area reserved for security operations. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Air France flight receives mid-air bomb threat, causes security scare

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 10:49 PM IST
The plane, traveling from N'Djamena in Chad, was searched after landing in the French capital Paris, and no device was found, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Twitter.
People attend the massive experimental concert "Ambition Live Again", organised by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks.(REUTERS)
People attend the massive experimental concert "Ambition Live Again", organised by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks.(REUTERS)

Dancing like there's no Covid-19: Paris hosts test concert

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 11:08 PM IST
  • The Paris public hospital authority helped organize the event to determine whether it’s safe to allow 5,000 masked people to dance together in the open pit of an indoor concert arena without social distancing.
Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19(Photo by RJ Baculo on Unsplash)
Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19(Photo by RJ Baculo on Unsplash)

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST
  • President Rodrigo Duterte warns Philippines officials to enforce Covid-19 lockdown restrictions as swimming parties, drinking sprees and picnics held earlier this month in three resorts lead to a surge in coronavirus infections
Musee d'Orsay in Paris gets ready to welcome visitors after Covid-19 lockdown(Photo by Armand Khoury on Unsplash)
Musee d'Orsay in Paris gets ready to welcome visitors after Covid-19 lockdown(Photo by Armand Khoury on Unsplash)

Musee d'Orsay in Paris gets ready to welcome visitors after Covid-19 lockdown

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Musee d'Orsay in Paris is ready for the doors to open to public on Wednesday after six months with no visitors because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’ by Turkish artist and here’s what it means(Instagram/shahidkapoor)
Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’ by Turkish artist and here’s what it means(Instagram/shahidkapoor)

Shahid Kapoor shares ‘picture of happiness’, positive essence by Turkish artist

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 04:48 PM IST
  • Shahid Kapoor tries dispelling the surrounding Covid-19 gloom by sharing a ‘picture of happiness’ by well-known Turkish painter Abidin Dino and we are taking a leaf out of his message of positivity this Monday
Police officer blocks the access next to the Police station in Rambouillet, south west of Paris.(AP)
Police officer blocks the access next to the Police station in Rambouillet, south west of Paris.(AP)

3 held after police worker stabbed to death near Paris

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 03:11 PM IST
  • The murder at a police station in Rambouillet, a commuter town about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Paris, revived the trauma of a spate of deadly attacks last year.
Dior gowns, Vuitton bags cater to China Gen Z shoppers' high demand for luxury(Photo by Korie Cull on Unsplash)
Dior gowns, Vuitton bags cater to China Gen Z shoppers' high demand for luxury(Photo by Korie Cull on Unsplash)

Dior gowns, Vuitton bags cater to China Gen Z shoppers' high demand for luxury

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Luxury is benefiting from the appetite among younger millennial and Gen Z Asian shoppers who are increasingly spending their money online on Dior gowns and Louis Vuitton bags amid inability to travel to the expensive luxury emporiums of Paris and Milan due to Covid-19
The attack was carried out at the Henry Dunant private geriatric hospital owned by the Red Cross in the upmarket 16th district, sources close to the investigation said. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)(AFP)
The attack was carried out at the Henry Dunant private geriatric hospital owned by the Red Cross in the upmarket 16th district, sources close to the investigation said. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)(AFP)

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: Police

AFP | , Paris
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 08:58 PM IST
  • The two victims were taken into the hospital for treatment after the shooting, and the man died from his wounds.
People wait before being vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Stade de France stadium, outside Paris on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
People wait before being vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Stade de France stadium, outside Paris on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

'We don't wear a mask': Details from secret dinner parties in Paris amid Covid

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said Sunday that a criminal probe had been opened into putting the lives of others at risk.
France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges(Pexels)
France to close schools, ban domestic travel as virus surges(Pexels)

France halts all domestic travel, closes schools due to increase in Covid cases

PTI | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:24 AM IST
On Wednesday, the President of France Emmanuel Macron announced that there will be a month-long ban on domestic travel and schools will be closed for three weeks. All these measures are being taken due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
People gather to peruse sculpture of characters from the comic strip "Le Chat" by Belgian cartoonist Philippe Geluck displayed in an outdoors exhibition along the Champs Elysees in Paris on March 28, 2021.(AFP)
People gather to peruse sculpture of characters from the comic strip "Le Chat" by Belgian cartoonist Philippe Geluck displayed in an outdoors exhibition along the Champs Elysees in Paris on March 28, 2021.(AFP)

Paris doctors warn of catastrophic overload of coronavirus cases

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 06:46 AM IST
Since January, Macron's government has instead imposed a nationwide overnight curfew and followed that with a grab-bag of other restrictions.
Paris' Louvre museum puts entire collection online for free public visit(Photo by Patrick Langwallner on Unsplash)
Paris' Louvre museum puts entire collection online for free public visit(Photo by Patrick Langwallner on Unsplash)

Paris' Louvre museum puts entire collection online for free public visit

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 05:21 PM IST
  • As part of a major revamp of its online presence amid Covid-19 lockdown, Louvre museum in Paris has created a new database of 482,000 items at collections.louvre.fr with more than three-quarters already labelled with information and pictures for the public to visit free of charge
Representational image. (ANI Photo)
Representational image. (ANI Photo)

Primary teachers' union calls for strike in Paris as COVID-19 surges

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 07:10 PM IST
The government has prided itself on keeping schools open during most of the epidemic, while some neighbouring countries have closed theirs for months at a time, but it is coming under mounting pressure to act as cases surge.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint news conference with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, after a working lunch, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France March 18, 2021.(Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint news conference with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, after a working lunch, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France March 18, 2021.(Reuters)

Macron’s popularity drops post handling of Covid-19 crisis: Report

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Macron has faced criticism for a comparatively slow rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and his overall handling of the pandemic.
Paris enters new lockdown in order to combat Covid-19(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash)
Paris enters new lockdown in order to combat Covid-19(Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash)

Paris enters new lockdown in order to combat Covid-19

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Parisians brace for new Covid-19 lockdown which is due to last for a month though the restrictions are less severe than in previous lockdowns
People in France have been under a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nationwide curfew for two months.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
People in France have been under a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nationwide curfew for two months.(AFP file photo. Representative image)

France to announce new coronavirus restrictions in Paris region

AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Paris
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 05:36 PM IST
“We will make the decisions we need to make,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday while visiting the hospital of Poissy and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, west of Paris. He added the new measures will be “pragmatic, proportionated and targeted.”
Animal rights activist Amandine Sanvisens of Paris Animaux Zoopolis said the bird market closure is long over due (representational image).(Unsplash)
Animal rights activist Amandine Sanvisens of Paris Animaux Zoopolis said the bird market closure is long over due (representational image).(Unsplash)

‘Inappropriate for this day and age’: Paris to close its historic bird market

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Dating from 1808, the bird market is expected to close when the city completes renovation of the flower market hall, with historical cast-iron awnings, on the same spot in 2023-25.
Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time(Twitter/Cdesarts)
Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time(Twitter/Cdesarts)

Van Gogh's 1887 Paris street painting to be shown in public for first time

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Sotheby's auction house in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and Paris to put on display for the first time, a Paris street scene painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1887 while he was lodging with his brother Theo in the French capital.
Workers handle a bust of Charles Le Brun by French sculptor Antoine Coysevox, in the Louvre museum, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. It's uncertain when the Louvre will reopen, after being closed on Oct. 30 in line with the French government's virus containment measures. But those lucky enough to get in benefit from a rarified private look of collections covering 9,000 years of human history -- with plenty of space to breathe. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)(AP)
Workers handle a bust of Charles Le Brun by French sculptor Antoine Coysevox, in the Louvre museum, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. It's uncertain when the Louvre will reopen, after being closed on Oct. 30 in line with the French government's virus containment measures. But those lucky enough to get in benefit from a rarified private look of collections covering 9,000 years of human history -- with plenty of space to breathe. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)(AP)

With no visitors, Louvre in Paris gets rare chance to refurbish

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:08 PM IST
The forced closure has also granted museum officials a golden opportunity to carry out long-overdue refurbishments that were simply not possible with nearly 10 million visitors a year.
The image shows Sister Andre, born Lucile Randon, who beat COVID-19.(AP)
The image shows Sister Andre, born Lucile Randon, who beat COVID-19.(AP)

116-year-old woman beats Covid-19, looks forward to celebrate next birthday

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Sister André tested positive for the virus in mid-January in the southern French city of Toulon. But just three weeks later, the nun is considered recovered.
This international day is a ‘global uniting initiative’ led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). (worldcancerday.org)
This international day is a ‘global uniting initiative’ led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). (worldcancerday.org)

World Cancer Day 2021: Check here for history, significance and theme this year

By hindustantimes.com, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:16 AM IST
World Cancer Day 2021: Annually observed on February 4, World Cancer Day seeks to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surround the disease that is the second leading cause of deaths globally. Read on to know all about the history, significance and theme this year
Tamil translation of French novel wins Romain Rolland Book Prize at Kolkata(Twitter/IFInde/TounkaPodcast)
Tamil translation of French novel wins Romain Rolland Book Prize at Kolkata(Twitter/IFInde/TounkaPodcast)

Tamil translation of French novel wins Romain Rolland Book Prize at Kolkata

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:37 AM IST
After winning the Romain Rolland Book Prize, the publisher and Tamil translator of French novel 'Le mariage de plaisir' will now be invited by the French Institute in India to the Paris Book Fair 2021 (Livre Paris 2021) as the guests of honour.
A man sings on a bus in Cali, Colombia, on January 22, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. - Colombia reached 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 after ten and a half months of pandemic on Thursday, as the country is experiencing a second wave of infections that has hospitals on the brink of collapse. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)(AFP)
A man sings on a bus in Cali, Colombia, on January 22, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. - Colombia reached 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 after ten and a half months of pandemic on Thursday, as the country is experiencing a second wave of infections that has hospitals on the brink of collapse. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)(AFP)

Don't talk on public transport to curb Covid spread, advise French doctors

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:57 PM IST
France's hospitals now hold more Covid patients than in October, when President Emmanuel Macron imposed a second lockdown. Virus patients occupy more than half of the country's intensive care beds.
Priyanka Chopra’s killer looks for The White Tiger promotions leaves fans hooked(Instagram/priyankachopra)
Priyanka Chopra’s killer looks for The White Tiger promotions leaves fans hooked(Instagram/priyankachopra)

Priyanka Chopra’s killer looks for The White Tiger promotions leaves fans hooked

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • From sunshiny suit that leaves one day dreaming to silk maxi dress that looks perfect for hot summer evenings, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been raising the sartorial bar in her own sizzling style during the promotions of The White Tiger and the fashionista in us is inspired
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