US formally quits Paris agreement as Biden pledges return

WASHINGTON: The United States left the Paris accord becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact, but Joe Biden vowed he would immediately return as president. With election results pointing to a likely defeat for

Film on Pakistani street child footballers to be screened in Paris

ISLAMABAD: A film on street child footballers in Pakistan has been selected to be aired at a film festival in Paris next year. “Concrete Dreams” by Pakistani filmmakers @SabaKarim & Zayer Hasan on street child football in Pakistan to shine

Macron orders curfew for Paris, other French cities

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron ordered a night time curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of COVID-19 after daily new infection rates reached alarming record levels. In a televised interview, Macron said residents of those

Eiffel Tower reopens after three months with strict restrictions

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower has reopened after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic allowing Parisians to once again visit and admire the view of the French capital. Visitors to the famous monument will have to take the stairs

‘Gone with the Wind’ screening cancelled in Paris

LOS ANGELES: Warner Bros. has decided to call off the screening of Hollywood classic ‘Gone With the Wind’ at the renowned Rex Theatre in Paris on June 23. The decision comes days after streaming service, HBO Max, removed the film

Madonna claims she contracted COVID-19 during tour

LOS ANGELES: Madonna said she has recovered from the coronavirus which forced her to pull out of a string of concerts in Paris in February and March. The pop diva said she had tested positive for antibodies which may mean

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus

PARIS: The Cannes Film Festival,  the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers confirmed on Thursday evening that the film festival will no longer take place

French Open delayed to September due to coronavirus

PARIS: The French Open has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will take place from September 20 to October 4, organisers said on Tuesday. The Grand Slam event was to have taken place from May 24 to June

Asia Bibi receives honourary citizenship of Paris

PARIS: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent years on death row conviction of blasphemy, has said that she was seeking political asylum in France. “My great desire is to live in France,” Bibi said in an interview with RTL

Islamabad declared safer than London and Paris

Islamabad has been ranked among the safest cities in the world with a crime index of 28.63%, according to survey reports. The survey was conducted by Numbeo. Islamabad ranked at 302 in the list of 374 cities after climbing 30

Lahore beats Paris in World Crime Index

Lahore has been named among the safest cities in the world, after an improvement of 56 ranking place and has surpassed Paris, New York, and Chicago on the World Crime Index (WCI). According to a survey conducted by Numbeo for

French actress Adele Haenel recalls horror of abuse

PARIS: French actor Adele Haenel and accused the director Christophe Ruggia of her debut film, The Devils for sexually abusing her for years. Sources said that in an interview, the 30-year-old actor revealed the horrors of abuse Haenel had endured

US to withdraw from Paris climate accord: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has formally announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord next year. The United States presented its withdrawal letter to the United Nations on the first possible date under the accord

Pakistani delegation reaches Paris to attend FATF meeting

PARIS: A Pakistani delegation reached France to attend a session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that will begin today till October 18. Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar is leading a Pakistani delegation that arrived in Paris earlier today.

Pakistani delegation leaves for Paris to attend FATF meeting

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani delegation has left for Paris on Sunday to attend a meeting with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to the details, the next meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is scheduled to be held in

Four Pakistani artists showcase artwork at Paris Art Week

PARIS: The paintings of four Pakistani renowned artists are showcased during the Paris Art Week being held in the prestigious Bienvenu art fair from October 12-16. The creative artwork of Pakistan artists Noor Ali Chagani, Farazeh Syed, Aamir Habib, and

Malaysia, China & Turkey support Pakistan on FATF

ISLAMABAD: Malaysia, China, and Turkey have announced their support to Pakistan in regard to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings scheduled to take place from 13th October in Paris. According to sources, Pakistan lobbied three friendly states ahead of

Heatwave in France leaves 1500 dead

PARIS: France was hit by two heatwaves this summer. It claimed more than 1,500 more lives, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Sunday. The death toll was significantly lower than the unfortunate summer of 2003 when an estimated 15,000 people