Paris elects first-ever female mayor

Paris elects first-ever female mayor

March 30 (UPI) -- Anne Hidalgo elected the first-ever female mayor of Paris with 54.5 percent of the vote.
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Paris Grand Mosque targeted in wave of French 'Islamophobic' vandalism

PARIS, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- "Islamophobic" vandalism was on the rise in France this week, where the Grand Mosque of Paris was tagged with racist graffiti in the latest incident, officials said.

March precedes debate on same-sex laws

PARIS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Thousands of people marched through Paris in advance of a debate by French lawmakers on marriage and adoption laws for same-sex couples.

French artists prepare for Nuit Blanche

PARIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Paris officials preparing for the annual Nuit Blanche, the Sleepless Night, said 30 artists will be showing their work at various locations around the city.

Paris fountain spouts sparkling water

PARIS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Paris mayor's office says it has installed a drinking fountain that spouts sparkling water in a city park.

Paris seeks to end bridge padlocks

PARIS, May 3 (UPI) -- Officials in Paris said authorities will be cracking down on the practice of attaching engraved padlocks to the Pont des Arts bridge's railings.
China warns France about Dalai Lama visit

China warns France about Dalai Lama visit

BEIJING, May 28 (UPI) -- Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe's invitation to the Dalai Lama to visit the French capital could harm revived Sino-French relations, Chinese observers warn.

Dati to defy Sarkozy with mayoral run

PARIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- French Justice Minister Rachida Dati says she intends to run for Paris mayor despite opposition from French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Segolene Royal in political comeback

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- French Socialist Segolene Royal has re-emerged as a star of her party after losing last year's presidential election to Nicolas Sarkozy.

Eiffel Tower terror plot uncovered

PARIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Portuguese air traffic controllers have helped uncover an alleged terror plot to attack the Eiffel Tower in Paris, helping France avoid a national tragedy.

Paris builds pee-proof walls

PARIS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The mayor of Paris, who made environmental concerns a major priority, is taking aim at another threat to the city's cleanliness -- public urination.

French device may stop public urination

PARIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Authorities in Paris have come up with an ingenious way to put an end to the practice by French men urinating in public.

Longoria, Parker wed in French civil rite

PARIS, July 6 (UPI) -- Actress Eva Longoria and San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker were married Friday at Paris City Hall, with a lavish church wedding and reception on tap.

Jerusalem to get miniature Eiffel Tower

JERUSALEM, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The mayor of Paris has pledged Jerusalem will have its own Eiffel Tower as part of anniversary observations of the city's unification in 1967's Six-Day War.

Chirac's Paris wine cellar auctioned

PARIS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Some wine buyers didn't visit France's vineyards for that special bottle -- they bid at auction in Paris on wine from Jacques Chirac's years as mayor.
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Bertrand Delanoe
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe awaits the start of the award ceremony after the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris on July 26, 2009. Spaniard Alberto Contador won his second consecutive Tour de France title. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Bertrand Delanoë (born 30 May 1950; French pronunciation:   ( listen)) is a French politician, and has been the mayor of Paris since 2001. A member of the Socialist Party (PS), he is considered to be a potential candidate for President of the French Republic in 2012.

Delanoë was born in Tunis, Tunisia to a French-Tunisian father and a French mother. He moved to France with his family in his teens.

Bertrand Delanoë was born 30 May 1950 in Tunis, to an atheist father (a land surveyor) and a Roman Catholic mother (a nurse). At 6 years old, Delanoë became a member of the "Petits Chanteurs des Sables", a choral group associated with the Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois.

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