Green party mayor receives tricolor scarf after victory in Lyon | AFP

The new mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, receives his tricolor scarf after winning 51 votes in the municipal council. The Green Party candidate won last Sunday thanks to a Green Party and left-wing coalition. IMAGES

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Green party’s Bruno Bernard elected head of Lyon metropolis | AFP

Green party candidate Bruno Bernard is elected president of the metropolis of Lyon by an absolute majority, announces centrist senator and assembly dean Michèle Vullien. IMAGES

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From Paris to Lyon, French applaud hospital staff’s efforts | AFP

French people confined to their homes meet at 8 p.m. once again to cheer, from their windows and baconies, the efforts of the country’s hospital staff on the 4th day of the confinement amid the coronavirus epidemic. IMAGES

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Lyon laboratory focuses on finding a treatment for coronavirus using existing drugs | AFP

VirPath, a university laboratory in Lyon, is working to find an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus using an existing database of drugs.

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Anti-pension reform demonstrators take to streets of Lyon | AFP

Anti-pension reform demonstrators take to the streets of Lyon at the behest of French trade unions. It is the eighth mass demonstration, held nationwide, to protest the French government’s pension reform since a strike began in early December. IMAGES

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Can CO2 play a role in sustainable development? | AFP

Researchers in Lyon are exploring whether one waste product can be used to recycle other waste products. They are using carbon dioxide to recover the rare metals contained in used telephone or car batteries.

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Champions League: Last 16 draw | AFP

Paris Saint-Germain will face Borussia Dortmund, while Juventus will face Lyon when the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 kicks off in February. Real Madrid are up against Manchester City, Atalanta face Valencia, Atletico Madrid face Liverpool, Chelsea will play Bayern Munich, Tottenham face RB Leipzig and Napoli are facing Barcelona.

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Thousands march in Lyon against French pensions reform | AFP

Teachers, students and railway workers were among the thousands who turned up in central Lyon to demonstrate Tuesday against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform. It was the sixth day of a nationwide strike. IMAGES

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Images of union members and protesters gathering in Lyon | AFP

Protesters in Lyon took to the streets as unions kicked off a nationwide open-ended strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for a “universal” pension system they say will force millions of people to work longer. IMAGES of people gathering in Lyon to protest against pension reforms

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Festival of lights begins in Lyon | AFP

Some 65 light installations are projected onto around thirty famous sites in the southern French city of Lyon for the ‘Fête des lumières’ (Festival of Lights).

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Lyon celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau Day | AFP

Music and festivities marked the arrival of this year’s Beaujolais nouveau in Lyon, an annual tradition to celebrate the first wine of the season. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated across France every year on the third Thursday in November, with the wine released from the barrels one minute after midnight in accordance with French law.

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The textiles of the house of Yves Saint Laurent presented in Lyon | AFP

The Museum of Textiles in Lyon opens its doors until Until March 8, 2020, to the most beautiful pieces of the Yves Saint Laurent collection and invites visitors to dive behind the scenes of the haute couture house. From the designer’s paper dolls to colourful sketches, the creative process of Yves Saint Laurent and those he worked with is showcased.

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Global Fund conference: Emmanuel Macron greets African leaders in Lyon | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron meets with African leaders on the sidelines of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria conference in Lyon. IMAGES

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Global fund against AIDS: Macron hosts heads of state, Bono and Bill Gates in Lyon | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes the singer Bono, the billionaire Bill Gates and presidents of African nations at a meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the French city of Lyon.(COMPLETES VIDI1LA0FU_EN) IMAGES

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Lyon landscapers search for plants able to resist climate change | AFP

With global warming, gardeners at Lyon’s botanical gardens are having to completely rethink their planting scheme and are looking for vegetation that will be able to adapt to the climate of the next 20/30 years.

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AFCON-2019: Algeria fans in Lyon celebrate beating Ivory Coast | AFP

Algerian football fans celebrate in Lyon after their team defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez and set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria.

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Victorious US Women’s World Cup team headed home

The US women’s soccer team is headed home following their 2-0 World Cup final win over the Netherlands. Tired, but elated, team members left their hotel in Lyon Monday after clinching their fourth title and second consecutive World Cup victory. (July 8)

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US rejoices after women’s football World Cup win | AFP

A penalty by Megan Rapinoe and a strike by Rose Lavelle steer the United States women to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the women’s World Cup final in Lyon, France.

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Dutch supporters turn campsite into supporters HQ | AFP

Red-white-blue flags, jerseys and orange flip-flops… the “Les Plages de l’Ain” campsite, near Lyon, has been transformed into a hub for Dutch supporters ahead of tonight’s women’s World Cup semi final between the Netherlands and Sweden. This is the closest major campsite to the Décines-Charpieu stadium, where the second semi-final will take place, followed by the final on July 7.

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