‘We are the teddy bears, they are the bad guys’: several dozen people gather in front of a local government office in Ariège, southern France, to pay tribute to a bear killed in the Pyrenees. The protest had initially been banned to prevent potential clashes with local shepherds. IMAGES
Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
It’s a Tour de France dilemma: When you’ve found a gem of a hotel along the race route, should you stingily keep the precious address to yourself? (July 21)
Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress
You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cad63ee867ddbe29360298d5324cefda
“Like a vulture”, which soars from one “rising current to another”, the 2017 world distance paragliding champion, Pierre Rémy, hopes to defend his world crown later this year.
French farmers in Sarrance (Pyrenees-Atlantiques) staged a blockade of the main road leading to the valley where two Slovenian bears are to be released following a controversial decision by the Ministry of Ecology to reintroduce them to the region. They stopped and searched vehicles large enough to carry the animals.
The Tour de France re-started on Tuesday after a brief halt when tear gas was thrown near riders some 30 kilometres (20 miles) into the 16th stage in the Pyrenees, according to the Tour radio.
When it finally opens to the public in mid-February, the Pic du Midi belvedere will offer a stunning view of the Pyrenees. On Tuesday, workers were busy installing the 12 metre walkway, at an altitude of 2,900m.