Largest triceratops ever unearthed sold for €6.6m at Paris auction

US collector ‘falls in love’ with 8-metre-long dinosaur found in South Dakota and reassembled in Italy An 8-metre-long dinosaur skeleton has sold at auction for €6.6m (about £5.5m), more than four times its expected value, to a private collector in the US said to have fallen in love with the largest triceratops ever unearthed. The […]

US urges UK to rebuild relations with Paris after submarine contract row

Exclusive: diplomatic effort by US following Australia cancelling $66bn deal with France not matched by London The US has urged Britain to follow its example and try to repair its relations with Paris in the wake of the row over France’s loss of its submarine contract with Australia. Australia pulled out of the $66bn (£48bn) […]

XR activist storms Louis Vuitton’s Paris show but it’s all smiles at Chanel

Paris fashion week closes with a climate protest, tribute to late designer Alber Elbaz and plenty of friendly vibes Paris fashion week finished in dramatic fashion on Tuesday evening. An Extinction Rebellion protester made her way down the Louis Vuitton catwalk with a sign that read “overconsumption = extinction”. She was swiftly bundled off the […]

D’oh! couture: Balenciaga puts The Simpsons on Paris catwalk

Fashion house’s cartoon poking fun at itself suggests industry realises it’s time to ditch the pomp It was the standout coup of Paris fashion week. Balenciaga secured a catwalk debut from Homer and Marge Simpson, accompanied by Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Justin Bieber joined Anna Wintour to applaud from the […]

‘The joy of dressing up again’: why the mini is back in fashion

Rising hemlines in Paris are a sign of returning confidence, amid a belief the worst of Covid is over When the good times roll, hemlines go up. If you believe in fashion folklore, the forecast from the Paris catwalks is that life is about to get better. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the former “first lady” of France, […]

‘Innately low-impact’: Chloé brings eco-chic to Paris fashion week

Gabriela Hearst showcased artisan pieces handmade from leftover fabric, with Gillian Anderson and Demi Moore in the front row Gabriela Hearst, the creative director of Chloé, is bringing the values of the climate emergency era to Paris fashion week’s top table. The Chloé woman, once all carefree insouciance, now cares very much. For almost 70 […]

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktank Sharp cuts in methane from leaking gas drilling platforms and production sites could play a major role in the greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to fulfil the Paris climate agreement, and should be a key […]

‘I can still feel the explosion’: survivors of 2015 Paris attacks relive the horror in court

First of 300 witnesses of suicide bombings and shootings give testimony in historic trial Survivors of the November 2015 Paris attacks have begun testifying at a historic trial, reliving the night of horror in the presence of more than a dozen accused in court. One by one during the coming weeks, 300 survivors as well […]

PSG and Messi struggling to adjust to one another as City rematch looms | Barney Ronay

Manchester City will fancy their chances of more joy in Paris, with the hosts’ ‘PlayStation team’ yet to become more than a balance-sheet success story “They look like a PlayStation team.” It felt significant that Giorgio Chiellini’s assessment of the current Paris Saint-Germain squad, offered in an interview with L’Equipe this week, was intended as […]

Cop26 climate talks will not fulfil aims of Paris agreement, key players say

Major figures privately admit summit will fail to result in pledges that could limit global heating to 1.5C Vital United Nations climate talks, billed as one of the last chances to stave off climate breakdown, will not produce the breakthrough needed to fulfil the aspiration of the Paris agreement, key players in the talks have […]

The Secret Negotiator: Cop26 must leave the old diplomacy behind

An insider reveals what is going on behind the scenes of the climate conference So far, all the preparation work we have done has been beating around the bush – not much that is substantial is happening yet. The homework has been done very well, but only on the issues that are not very substantive […]

Einstein’s handwritten calculations for theory of relativity to be auctioned for €3m

The rare document, which records attempts to explain an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury, is ‘a fascinating dive into the mind of the greatest scientist of the 20th century’ A crucial series of Albert Einstein’s calculations, scrawled down as the physicist struggled to account for an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury while developing […]

Rock oysters and crêpe bretonne: eight of the best dishes you can try in north-west France

You don’t have to head far into France to find some of the best examples of the country’s gastronomic delights • National restrictions may apply, please consult government advice before planning travel As the French epicurean and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once wrote: “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce qui tu es.” […]

French highline walker makes 600-metre Seine crossing from Eiffel Tower

‘It was beautiful,’ says Nathan Paulin after traversing slackline over Paris river to mark country’s Heritage Day A French highline walker has crossed the River Seine in Paris at a height of 70 metres, in a breathtaking feat watched by cheering crowds on the Eiffel Tower and along the banks. Attached by a strap to […]

Australia ‘regrets’ France’s recall of ambassador as Aukus fallout predicted to last years

Australia says it looks forward to engaging with France again but experts say submarine decision was ‘deeply humiliating’ for Paris France recalls ambassadors to US and Australia after Aukus pact Australia has said it “notes with regret” France’s extraordinary decision to recall its ambassador over the scrapping of a submarine contract – part of the […]

Notre Dame restoration ready to start as safety work completed

Restoration to start at the cathedral in the centre of Paris two years after a fire destroyed the attic and spire Work to shore up Notre Dame in Paris has been finished, allowing restoration to start at the cathedral two years after a fire destroyed the attic and sent its spire crashing through the vaults […]

France recalls ambassadors to US and Australia after Aukus pact

First time France has recalled a US ambassador in alliance dating back to American revolution France has recalled its ambassadors to the the US and Australia for consultations sparked by the “exceptional seriousness” of Canberra’s surprise decision to cancel an order for French-built submarines and its security pact with Washington and London. The French foreign […]

US and EU pledge 30% cut in methane emissions to limit global heating

Major commitment with deadline of 2030 is big advance towards reaching 1.5C goal set out in Paris agreement The US and the EU made a joint pledge on Friday to cut global methane emissions by almost a third in the next decade, in what climate experts hailed as one of the most significant steps yet […]

Fears London and Paris would die due to Covid are unfounded, finds survey

Residents in the cities still mainly content where they are, with minimal change in numbers wanting move out Reports of a “death of the city” due to the Covid crisis have been greatly exaggerated, according to a survey of Parisians and Londoners that found little change in people’s satisfaction with urban life or plans to […]

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds

As Cop26 meeting approaches, analysis shows world is on track for 3C temperature increase if present trends continue Every one of the world’s leading economies, including all the countries that make up the G20, is failing to meet commitments made in the landmark Paris agreement in order to stave off climate catastrophe, a damning new […]

Paris attacks: accused says killings revenge for French airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Salah Abdeslam says attacks ‘nothing personal’ and François Hollande ‘knew risks’ of targeting IS The sole survivor of the jihadist cell alleged to have killed 130 people in Paris six years ago has told his trial the attacks were revenge for French airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, and that France had known “the risks” of […]

Send us your questions for Tom Daley

To mark the publication of Tom Daley’s memoir, The Guardian will be putting readers’ questions to him This October, Olympic champion Tom Daley will be publishing his latest book, Coming Up for Air: What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood. It promises to be a deeply personal and inspiring memoir and to celebrate, the […]

Work begins on wrapping Arc de Triomphe for Christo artwork

Operation combining art and engineering on a massive scale fulfils dream of late artist couple Shortly after the sun rose over central Paris, the first of the orange-clad rope technicians hopped over the top of the Arc de Triomphe and began to abseil down the landmark unrolling a swathe of silvery blue fabric that shimmered […]

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency

Socialist to campaign on her story of ‘overcoming class prejudice’ in bid to win back voters for the left in 2022 The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced a bid for the French presidency, saying that as a woman with working-class, immigrant roots she will try to repair the anger and divisions in […]

Who will take on Macron in France’s 2022 presidential race?

A #MeToo figurehead, a mayor and a hate-speech ideologue among those tipped to put their hats in the ring At rush hour at Paris’s Saint-Lazare station, activists, including a civil servant in a government ministry and a former climate-change protester, were out canvassing for an unusual would-be candidate for French president. Their choice, Sandrine Rousseau, […]

Paris attacks: suspects treated like dogs, claims Abdeslam in trial outburst

Main suspect’s courtroom tirade on opening day of long-awaited trial angers survivors of 2015 attacks The opening of the long-awaited trial of 20 people accused of involvement in the 2015 wave of terrorist attacks in Paris was disrupted when the main suspect accused the French authorities of treating them “like dogs”. In an outburst on […]

Jewellery worth €10m stolen in heist at Bulgari store in Paris

Two armed robbers are in custody after a police chase, with a hunt under way for remaining suspects A group of thieves have struck the Bulgari store on the Place Vendôme in Paris, making off with about €10m (£8.6m) in jewellery. They then led police on a high-speed chase during which two of the suspects […]

Belgian broadcaster releases interview with on-the-run Paris terror suspect

RTBF reporter unwittingly spoke to Salah Abdeslam, alleged kingpin of attacks that killed 130 A day before he goes on trial in the French capital, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF has released an interview with the alleged kingpin of the Paris terror attacks, recorded as he was fleeing France in the aftermath of the 2015 massacre. […]

Paris attack survivors await start of France’s biggest ever criminal trial

20 men accused of involvement in 2015 massacre, but it is unclear whether the key accused will break their silence Deep inside Paris’s historic law courts on the bank of the River Seine, builders were putting the finishing touches to an extraordinary architectural structure described as a cross between a high-security bunker and modern church. […]