Latest update: 12/12/2012
Dial turned down on Paris nightlife
It has always been a strict city for bar and nightclub licensing, but now more so than ever. Five bars in central Paris have been told to shut their doors for 10 days, sparking online debate between those seeking quiet in their neighbourhoods and those deploring over-strict policing of nightlife venues. Also, Gérard Depardieu's suspected tax evasion in Belgium, and a new twist in the UMP leadership battle.