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Famous tourist sites remain closed as lockdown rules are eased

None of France’s three most famous tourist sites will reopen when the country lifts most of its remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions next week. The Mona...

Eiffel Tower says ‘Merci’ to health workers fighting coronavirus

Health workers saving lives during the coronavirus outbreak have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower. The Paris landmark...

France shuts down amid nationwide strike over pension reforms

The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand people protested in Paris as unions launched nationwide strikes over...

Eiffel Tower closed after visitor tries to scale it

France’s Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. The Paris monument’s media office said the unidentified individual...

Eiffel Tower among sites to close in move to curb Paris protests

The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks...

Man brandishing knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

A young French man who was recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and...

Eiffel Tower to get 2.5 metre high glass security barrier

A glass security barrier will be built around the Eiffel Tower to protect it from terror attacks. The two-and-a-half metre high wall will replace metal...

Eiffel Tower closes as workers join labour reforms strike

The Eiffel Tower has been closed for the day during nationwide protests across France against plans to reform labour laws. The company that runs France's...

Paris shuts attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre

French authorities have closed the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and other leading tourist sites in Paris until further notice after the deadly terror...

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BBC defends same-sex Strictly Come Dancing pairing following complaints

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Barack Obama to release first volume of his memoir

The first volume of former US president Barack Obama’s memoir will be released on November 17, two weeks after the country’s election. It will...

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The virus that causes Covid-19 has so far shown a relatively low level of mutation compared to other RNA viruses, meaning it is unlikely...
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