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Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

The abrupt closure of one of France's biggest tourist draws was frustrating to visitors who had been planning to go up the 324 metre tower.

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated in order for the tower operators to stop a man from reaching its peak.

French ‘yellow vests’ stage 20th week of anti-government protests

Police in Paris fired teargas to disperse a crowd of hardcore demonstrators at the Trocadero square, overlooking the Eiffel Tower, though most of the marches in the capital were peaceful.

Eiffel Tower goes dark for Earth Hour

They include New York's Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and the Sydney Opera House.

Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for €169,000

More than two dozen wrought-iron steps from the original spiral structure, from between the second and third floors of the Paris landmark, were sold to a Middle East collector.

Eiffel Tower to go dark for Pittsburgh victims

The lights on the iconic Paris landmark, one of the world's best-known and most-visited monuments, has been switched off several times in the past following terror attacks around the world.

Eiffel Tower to reopen on Friday as strike ends

The tower closed on Wednesday afternoon in a dispute over a new access system that workers said had caused "monstrous" queues.

Eiffel Tower shuts as workers strike over long visitor queues

The new access system was exhausting staff who had to deal with the frustrated tourists, union officials said.

Eiffel Tower queue frustration

Tower management decided this month to dedicate one elevator for those who book tickets in advance and leave only one for those who turn up on the day, rather than both as before.

Eiffel Tower strike looms over long lines

Eiffel Tower workers are planning to strike this week over a new access policy for visitors which they say is generating "monstrous" waits at the famous tourist landmark, union officials said Monday.

A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator share new track and Paris-set...

Rappers A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator have teamed up on the new track "Potato Salad," accompanied by a video in which the two deliver verses in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the game between France and Croatia in the shadow of one of the country’s most visited sites.

World cities go dark as global Earth Hour climate campaign kicks...

Earth Hour is being observed by millions of supporters in 187 countries, who are turning off their lights at 8.30 pm local time in what organisers describe as the world's "largest grassroots movement for climate change".

Eiffel Tower goes dark for Las Vegas victims

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both attacks via the jihadists' propaganda outlet Amaq, which said they were carried out by its "soldiers".

Eiffel Tower to celebrate 300 million visitors

To mark the occasion, Parisians and tourists will be invited to take a picture of themselves and position it on a twelve-meter long wall, which bears the legend "300,000,000 thanks".

Eiffel Tower to get 2.5 metre glass security wall

"The terror threat remains high in Paris and the most vulnerable sites, led by the Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures," said deputy mayor Jean-Francois Martins.

Eiffel Tower blacks out for Aleppo

The monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) in what Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said was a protest at the "unbearable" situation for civilians in the city where fighting raged during the day.

World condemns Brussels bombings as strike on European democracy

In a rare joint statement, EU leaders and institutions said the Brussels attacks were an assault "on our open democratic society".

Eiffel Tower lit with Belgium’s colours after Brussels attacks

"Paris and Brussels are united. The Eiffel Tower has been lit up in the Belgian colours."