Eiffel Tower

  • Watch: Bastille Day fireworks lit up Eiffel Tower July 15, 2014

    Spectacular firework display over Eiffel Tower as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. ...
  • The 'Eiffel Tower' nose is China's latest craze in plastic surgery February 6, 2014

    The latest trend in beauty and face sculpting to hit China is the Eiffel Tower nose. Chinese youths now want noses that have the gentle, sloping lines of the Eiffel tower and are willing to spend up to 10,000 dollars to get it, the GeoBeats News reported. The surgical procedure...
  • Greenpeace activist dangles from Eiffel Tower in Russia protest October 27, 2013

    A Greenpeace activist suspended himself from the Eiffel Tower on Saturday to call for the release of 30 people who have spent more than a month in a Russian jail over a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. After lowering himself from the second tier of the Paris landmark, the...
  • Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb scare August 9, 2013

    Paris: Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from Paris' Eiffel Tower on Friday afternoon in response to a bomb alert, but it was found to be a scare and the tower was reopened two hours later, said police. Police sent a bomb disposal unit to inspect the monument after an anonymous phone...
  • Paris, made in China August 5, 2013

    Although designed to accommodate at least 10 thousand people, Tianducheng remains sparsely populated and is now considered as a A farmer's house is seen near a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.A woman walks past a supermarket at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
  • Paris: Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare April 1, 2013

    Paris: Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Saturday after a bomb scare. About 1,500 people were visiting the site when France's anti-terrorism police made the decision to evacuate it. The site was evacuated after an anonymous call warned of the attack. However, the security alert was lifted after the tower...
  • Paris may dig under Eiffel Tower June 16, 2012

    Paris: The hours-long wait endured by hoards of tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower each year could become less painful if Paris presses forward with plans to move ticket counters and queuing underground, beneath the monument's giant feet. On Tuesday, the city council will issue a call for architects to submit bids,...
  • Fresh Al-Qaeda plot targets Eiffel tower October 18, 2010

    London: Fresh terror strike warnings have been sounded in Europe, particularly in France following new tip offs by the Saudi intelligence triggering authorities to put law enforcement agencies on high alert. The warning of a potential attack by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula was received "in the last few hours", the...
  • Plot to attack European cities by Pak militants foiled September 29, 2010

    London: A major terror plot by Pakistan-based militants to launch 26/11 Mumbai-style attacks in Britain and other European countries has been thwarted by intelligence agencies, a media report said. Pakistan-based militants were planning simultaneous strikes on London and major cities in France and Germany, Sky News reported on its website late...
  • Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare September 15, 2010

    Paris: French Police evacuated tourists from the landmark Paris Eiffel Tower and a metro station following bomb alerts on Tuesday evening, but searches found no explosives, police said. A police spokesman said the company that operates the Eiffel Tower received an anonymous call around 2030 local time (1830 GMT) saying a...
  • Playboy baron saves hilltop Hollywood sign April 28, 2010

    Los Angeles: Playboy baron Hugh Hefner turned out to be a saviour for the legendary hilltop Hollywood sign once again, after donating $ 900,000 at the last moment to stop it from being torn down. The landmark sign will now stand in Los Angeles, unobscured, on scrub-covered slopes overlooking production studios...
  • French terror strike foiled, Eiffel Tower was targeted January 12, 2008

    London: A plot by Islamic terrorists to blow up the Eiffel Tower, which could have been the French 9/11, has been unearthed. A scrambled short-wave radio conversation exposing the planned attack on the world's most visited monument was picked up by Portuguese air traffic controllers and passed on to French intelligence. The...
  • Wonderful! Taj beats Eiffel, Liberty February 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Shah Jahan’s monument of love has made it to the list of New Seven Wonders of the world. Taj Mahal outshined monuments like the Acropolis, Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty, which failed to make it to the first list of The New Seven Wonders Foundation—a privately...
  • Lights out at Eiffel Tower on Thursday June 18, 2007

    Paris: Global warming poses a clear and present danger and to drive home the point - it was lights off at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Colosseum in Rome. The City of Light dimmed on Thursday as Parisians joined a five-minute lights-out campaign to express concern over climate...