Disney closes US and Paris theme parks, delays ‘Mulan’ over virus

AFP 03/15/2020

Disney will close its giant theme parks in Florida, California and Paris and pull the releases of major blockbusters including “Mulan” over the coronavirus, it announced Thursday. The resorts are among the largest theme parks in the…

Notre Dame rector: Fragile cathedral might not be saved

AP 12/25/2019

PARIS — The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral has said the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there’s a “50% chance” the structure might not be entirely saved because scaffolding installed before this year’s fire is…

Imperious Djokovic wins 5th Paris Masters and 77th title

11/04/2019

PARIS  – Novak Djokovic looked imperious in beating an overawed Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-4, Sunday to win his fifth Paris Masters final, clinching a 34th overall Masters title in fine style to move one behind record holder…

Global Cebuana entrepreneur to receive Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World award

PR 10/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuana Ildeme Mahinay-Koch, an entrepreneur now based in Zurich, Switzerland, is one of the recipients of the Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award to be bestowed by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN)…

Regardless of religion, Notre Dame Cathedral is an international treasure – Brigoli

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu is rich in cultural and heritage sites with its century-old churches and government buildings taking special places in weaving the historical narrative of the province. That is why when news of the…

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

/INQ.net 04/16/2019

  Updated @ 3:19 a.m., April 16, 2019 PARIS — A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke…

Pressure builds on Macron as Paris cleans up after latest riot

AP 12/10/2018

Paris — Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71…

All eyes on Macron after fresh ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

AFP 12/09/2018

A huge clean-up operation was under way in Paris on Sunday after French “yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but a heavy security deployment averted a…

Paris fears new protest, violence despite Pres. Macron’s retreat

AP 12/07/2018

PARIS — Paris police and store owners were bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron’s surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest. Police unions and local authorities were holding…

Protest riot shocks Paris, leaves 133 injured, 412 arrested

AP 12/02/2018

PARIS — Paris police say 133 people have been injured and 412 have been arrested during France’s worst urban riot in years. Police said Sunday that those injured during Saturday’s protest included 23 police officers. They say…

Foie Gras, Escargot a la Bourguignonne and Cervelle de Canut

Ram Alcoseba-Martinez 11/23/2018

  ALTHOUGH most of us use the broad French Cuisine tag and description to describe French food, most French dishes are actually region-based and thus depending on where you are actually located. Here are three dishes/ delicacies…

The safest level of drinking is… none

AFP 09/24/2018

PARIS, France — Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each…

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