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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of 105 square kilometres. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2020 population of 12,278,210, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said at Thursday's final presidential debate that he won't sacrifice 'tens of millions of jobs' because of the Paris climate accord.

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France teacher killing: President Macron leads memorial in Paris [Video]

France teacher killing: President Macron leads memorial in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron hails murdered teacher as a 'quiet hero' for defending country's secular values.

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French teacher beheaded: Macron to attend talks on 'Islamist separatism' near Paris [Video]

French teacher beheaded: Macron to attend talks on 'Islamist separatism' near Paris

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France closes Paris mosque in clampdown over teacher's beheading [Video]

France closes Paris mosque in clampdown over teacher's beheading

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Kim Kardashian feared sister Kourtney would find her dead body after Paris robbery [Video]

Kim Kardashian feared sister Kourtney would find her dead body after Paris robbery

Kim Kardashian couldn't stop worrying about how her sister Kourtney would be "traumatised for life" by finding her dead body in their Paris hotel room as she was robbed in the French capital in 2016.

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Police arrest nine after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb

Among the detainees are four relatives of the suspect, including a minor, who were arrested in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

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Paris heads into curfew as Europe battles soaring COVID caseload

World Health Organization says a 44 percent rise in European cases in a week is ‘very concerning’.

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French police arrest nine after teacher beheaded [Video]

French police arrest nine after teacher beheaded

French police have arrested nine people after a suspected Islamist sympathizer beheaded a school teacher on the street of a Paris suburb on Friday, police sources said. Edward Baran reports.

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Emmanuel Macron decries 'Islamist terrorist attack' [Video]

Emmanuel Macron decries 'Islamist terrorist attack'

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamistterrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb onFriday, urging the nation to stand united against..

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Suspect shot dead by police after teacher decapitated near Paris [Video]

Suspect shot dead by police after teacher decapitated near Paris

A history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures ofIslam’s Prophet Mohammed has been decapitated in a street near Paris, a policeofficial said. Officers shot the suspected..

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Man decapitated near Paris, police confirm to Euronews [Video]

Man decapitated near Paris, police confirm to Euronews

JUST IN: A man has been decapitated near Paris, police confirm to Euronews

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Coronavirus in France: Curfew leaves Paris' restaurants on the brink of bankruptcy [Video]

Coronavirus in France: Curfew leaves Paris' restaurants on the brink of bankruptcy

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‘We have to act’: France’s Macron orders curfews to contain COVID

French leader orders nighttime curfews for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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Paris struggles with second COVID-19 wave [Video]

Paris struggles with second COVID-19 wave

France is set to unveil new measures on Wednesday amid reports a curfew could be imposed in Paris.

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Dinosaur skeleton fetches over $3 million [Video]

Dinosaur skeleton fetches over $3 million

The near-complete skeleton of a carnivorous dinosaur which roamed the earth around 150 million years ago was sold at a Paris auction house on Tuesday for 3 million euros ($3.52 million).

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Once unthinkable, cargo from Dubai arrives in Haifa

One of the first cargo ships to arrive from the UAE to Israel docked in Haifa's port on Monday. Eight containers filled with electronics, cleaning supplies, iron and firefighting equipment were..

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Dozens attack Paris police station [Video]

Dozens attack Paris police station

Around 40 unidentified people armed with metal bars and using fireworks as projectiles tried to storm a police station in the Paris suburbs in the early hours of Sunday morning, officials said.

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President Macron welcomes former hostage Sophie Petronin near Paris [Video]

President Macron welcomes former hostage Sophie Petronin near Paris

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US reduced CO2 more than countries that are still in Paris climate accord: Mike Pence [Video]

US reduced CO2 more than countries that are still in Paris climate accord: Mike Pence

During the US Vice Presidential debate, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Kamala Harris took their stand on climate change. VP Pence said, "With regard to climate change, President Trump..

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Kenzo Takada, Japanese fashion designer, dead at 81 [Video]

Kenzo Takada, Japanese fashion designer, dead at 81

According to 'The New York Times,' Takada died on Sunday at a hospital in Paris in the middle of Paris Fashion Week.

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