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20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers seized

28 days ago
PARIS: French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers as part of a crackdown on the souvenirs which are offered illegally to tourists at visitor hotspots around Paris, security sources told AFP. The small metal trinkets…

Eiffel tower to reopen after strike over long queues

2 months, 14 days ago
PARIS: The Eiffel Tower plans to test a new access policy for visitors after management reached a deal to end a strike by workers complaining of "monstrous" waits at the Paris landmark. The monument reopened Friday after workers walked…

Eiffel Tower shuts as workers strike over long visitor queues

2 months, 15 days ago
PARIS: Staff at the Eiffel Tower walked out on strike on Wednesday in a dispute over lengthening queues at the Paris landmark, forcing it to close during the peak summer tourist season. Talks between the CGT trade union and the tower’s…

Paris puts final touches to Eiffel Tower anti-terror walls

4 months, 3 days ago
PARIS: Paris is set to unveil thick bulletproof glass walls and metal fences around the Eiffel Tower, designed to protect France's most famous monument from terrorist attacks. The boosted security measures, under construction since last…

Strong winds blow away Eiffel Tower replica in China

7 months, 11 days ago
BEIJING: A visitor outside of a Chinese shopping mall shot a video of a huge replica Eiffel Tower blowing away as strong winds lash. The video, filmed Sunday outside a mall in Nanchang City, Jiangxi province, shows the Eiffel Tower…

Eiffel Tower to go dark after Kabul bombing

8 months, 21 days ago
PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will cut its lights on Saturday night to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. "Tonight at midnight the Eiffel Tower will go…

Eiffel Tower to go dark for Las Vegas victims

1 year, 15 days ago
PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will go dark on Monday night in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded Sunday when a gunman…

Eiffel Tower starts work on anti-terror upgrade

1 year, 29 days ago
PARIS: Works began Monday to boost security at the Eiffel Tower as an anti-terrorism measure, city hall said, with bulletproof glass walls set to go up around the world's most visited monument. The changes come after a string of militant…

Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks

1 year, 4 months ago
PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will turn its lights out on Thursday as a mark of respect for the victims of deadly twin attacks in Tehran, which were claimed by the Islamic State group. "Tonight, at midnight, the Eiffel Tower will turn off its…