Plans to Fight Global Warming Face an Obstacle in Paris: Trees

As a new heat wave bakes the French capital and the rest of Europe, critics say that plans to make the city greener have led to the felling of trees essential to combating rising temperatures.

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Redesign Around Notre-Dame to Keep Tourists Moving and Lower Temperatures

Plans call for more trees around the famed Paris cathedral, which is being rebuilt after a devastating 2019 fire, and for a cooling system in front of the building.

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Are Traditional Political Parties Dead in France?

Presidents, prime ministers, Parliament — France’s mainstream left and right-wing parties used to have it all. In the first round of April’s presidential elections, they got less than 7 percent of the vote.

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Drawn and Caricatured: French Cartoonists on the Campaign Trail

Cartoonists play a high-profile role in France’s political discourse, and they have been busy drawing the presidential candidates as the race approaches its end.

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France’s Presidential Election 2022: Your Questions, Answered

The French are choosing their president in April, an election that is crucial for France and key for Europe. President Emmanuel Macron is favored to win, but the race has gotten closer.

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Ukrainian Dancers Find Shelter Abroad as War Rages at Home

Opera houses and theaters in European cities are offering to help fleeing or stranded ballet dancers, even as many are still stuck in Ukraine.

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Emmanuel Macron Goes Low-Key, Finally Declaring Bid for Re-election

With a war raging in Europe, the incumbent French president leads in polls and is betting that the French won’t want to change horses in the midst of the Ukraine conflict.

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A Movement to Unify the French Left Might Be Its Last Chance for the Elections

A citizens’ initiative is pressuring the fragmented force to set parties’ interests aside and join together for next year’s presidential race.

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As Bikers Throng the Streets, ‘It’s Like Paris Is in Anarchy’

An ecologically minded experiment to make Paris a cycling capital of Europe has led to a million people now pedaling daily — and to rising tensions with pedestrians.

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Europe’s Social Democrats Show Signs of Life, but France Poses a Roadblock

Center-left parties have won a string of victories, capped by Olaf Scholz’s win in Germany. Yet, France’s struggling Socialists threaten hopes for a broader social democratic revival.

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Paris by Bike

Pedaling across the Seine on a sunny day is a peak experience. How did the City of Light become a city of cycles?

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City of Paris Fined Nearly $110,000 for Appointing Too Many Women

The French government ordered the city to pay up under a 2012 law intended to address gender imbalance at senior levels of the country’s Civil Service. The mayor deemed the decision “absurd.”

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Struggle Over Sexual Abuse Accusations Divides French Feminists

A new generation of activists led the charge against Christophe Girard, a former deputy mayor of Paris and supporter of the pedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff.

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Christophe Girard, Former Deputy Mayor of Paris, Accused of Sexual Abuse

Allegations come atop a political downfall for Christophe Girard, who resigned after criticism of his ties to a pedophile writer.

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