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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the 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 2019 population of 12,213,364, 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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Mexico seeks to halt 'illegal' auction of pre-Columbian art in Paris

Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged French elite auction house Millon to halt what it called an "illegal" auction of 120 pieces of pre-Columbian artifacts at an event scheduled for Wednesday in..
Reuters - Published

Elite police called to incident near Paris, no one hurt: report

Elite police forces were called to a house in a Paris suburb where a man was holed up, but the incident was quickly over with no one hurt, French daily Le Parisien reported on its website.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Paris

Paris climate change march ends with minor clashes and tear gas [Video]Paris climate change march ends with minor clashes and tear gas

French police fired tear gas and made over a hundred arrests in Paris on Saturday (September 21) as they dispersed "yellow vest" protesters attempting unauthorized rallies and black-masked..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Watch: Batman symbol beamed into sky as caped crusader turns 80 [Video]Watch: Batman symbol beamed into sky as caped crusader turns 80

Japan was first country to turn on the signal, with Berlin, Paris and London set to follow.

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Tear gas and violence as police clash with protesters in central Paris [Video]Tear gas and violence as police clash with protesters in central Paris

French police fired tear gas and dispersed a group of "black bloc" anarchists who disrupted a climate march in Paris on Saturday, after a tense morning with "yellow vest" protesters attempting..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Zidane warns that Real Madrid do not permit two 'tricky' matches [Video]Zidane warns that Real Madrid do not permit two 'tricky' matches

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid cannot have another "tricky" match as they prepare to face La Liga leaders Sevilla.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:36Published

Jeremy Corbyn addresses climate protest in London [Video]Jeremy Corbyn addresses climate protest in London

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn thanked everyone who showed up at the central London demonstration for their very public display of "determination to combat climate change and to protect our environment..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low [Video]OECD cuts growth outlook to post-crisis low

The trade war between the United States and China has plunged global growth to its lowest levels in a decade, the OECD said on Thursday as it slashed its forecasts. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

A Traviata for the 21st Century takes Paris by storm [Video]A Traviata for the 21st Century takes Paris by storm

A daring new staging of Verdi's legendary "La Traviata" brings the classic tale into the internet age. And it has clicked with audiences.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:15Published

Prada chooses style over fashion at Milan catwalk show [Video]Prada chooses style over fashion at Milan catwalk show

The Italian luxury label chose personal style at its catwalk show on Wednesday (September 18), the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Tuchel praises players after 3-0 thrashing of Real Madrid [Video]Tuchel praises players after 3-0 thrashing of Real Madrid

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel says loss of key players may have helped his side crush Real Madrid, reserving special praise for Idrissa Gueye.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

Zidane predicts great Real Madrid future for Hazard [Video]Zidane predicts great Real Madrid future for Hazard

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praises Eden Hazard, saying the new signing will have a great future at the club.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:45Published

A new way to hitch a ride in Paris: future 'flying' taxi [Video]A new way to hitch a ride in Paris: future 'flying' taxi

With air pollution a constant threat to Paris and transport lines bursting at the seams on rush hour, startup 'Seabubbles' is proposing a "flying taxi" as a greener alternative that makes use of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

PSG confident against Real Madrid even without Neymar [Video]PSG confident against Real Madrid even without Neymar

Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel voices confidence as his side prepares to face Real Madrid without star forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

'Flying taxi' tested in Paris as city battles congestion & pollution [Video]'Flying taxi' tested in Paris as city battles congestion & pollution

With air pollution a threat to Paris and transport lines bursting at the seams on rush hour, a startup is proposing a "flying taxi" as a greener alternative that makes use of the River Seine.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:44Published

France: Volunteers in Lyon fish more than 100 e-scooters out of Rhône river [Video]France: Volunteers in Lyon fish more than 100 e-scooters out of Rhône river

Paris and Marseille are also dealing with the growing trend.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:48Published

Thousands Of Parisian Children May Have Been Exposed To Toxic Airborne Lead [Video]Thousands Of Parisian Children May Have Been Exposed To Toxic Airborne Lead

In April, the 800-year-old wooden beams supporting the roof of Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire. Before firefighters could put out the fire, flames eventually consumed the building's iconic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Cross crossing catwalks and the world; model shares her New York Fashion Week journey [Video]Cross crossing catwalks and the world; model shares her New York Fashion Week journey

New Zealand model Jordan Daniels talks about the highs and lows of being a fashion model. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:57Published

Transport workers' pension strike brings Paris to a standstill [Video]Transport workers' pension strike brings Paris to a standstill

The action is to protest sweeping reforms to France's pension system, which President Emmanuel Macron says is unfair.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Neymar back for PSG after Barca transfer saga [Video]Neymar back for PSG after Barca transfer saga

Tuchel says Neymar is available for PSG

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Paris grinds to standstill as transport workers protest Macron's pension reform [Video]Paris grinds to standstill as transport workers protest Macron's pension reform

Subway workers are protesting against the president's plan to overhaul France's pension system.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:56Published

Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for 'secret treatment' - Le Parisien [Video]Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for 'secret treatment' - Le Parisien

The former world champion is receiving treatment based on stem-cell transfusions, according to newspaper report.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

New Francis Bacon exhibition opens in Paris [Video]New Francis Bacon exhibition opens in Paris

Sixty paintings are on display, including 12 of Bacon's triptychs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

 

Doctors, lawyers and pilots protest in Paris over pension reforms

Lawyers in flowing black courtroom gowns, doctors in white coats and uniformed airline pilots marched through Paris on Monday to protest at French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.
Reuters - Published

Paris hit with massive public transport strike

The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport in more than a decade disrupted tourists' plans Friday and forced commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. (Sept...
USATODAY.com - Published

Russia ready for Ukraine peace talks but sets preconditions

Russia is ready to take part in a four-way summit in Paris to try to breathe life into the stalled Ukrainian peace process but has strict preconditions for such a meeting, a senior Kremlin aide said on..
Reuters - Published

Paris commuter chaos as metro workers strike over pension reform

Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges under President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.
Reuters - Published

Paris commuters hit by transport strike over pension overhaul

Parisian commuters faced travel chaos on Friday as transport workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges in a challenge to President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans.
Reuters - Published

Saudi princess found guilty of ordering plumber's beating

King Salman's daughter left France soon after the incident in her Paris apartment. She got a suspended prison sentence and a $10K fine.
CBS News - Published

Saudi princess complicit in beating up worker in luxury Paris flat: French court

The daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia was complicit in beating up and briefly kidnapping a workman in her luxury flat Paris, a French court ruled on Thursday, sentencing the princess to a 10-month..
Reuters - Published

Three alleged Epstein victims come forward in French investigation

Three alleged victims have come forward in a French investigation into whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes in France, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

France hopes new Italian government will help boost ties: Le Maire

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday he hoped the arrival of a new Italian government would strengthen bilateral ties between Rome and Paris as well as their cooperation on European..
Reuters - Published

Prosecutors appeal against dropping of Air France charges over 2009 crash

French prosecutors appealed on Friday against a decision by magistrates not to prosecute Air France over the 2009 crash of a passenger aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which all 228 on..
Reuters - Published

Defying Macron, maths genius splits French leader's camp in Paris

Emmanuel Macron's bid to control Paris City Hall plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after ruling party lawmaker Cedric Villani said he would challenge the president's own candidate - a rebellious..
Reuters - Published

Vienna holds off Melbourne to top EIU ranking of most liveable cities

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its reputation as the world's most pleasant city,..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for August 31st

Highlights of this day in history: Britain's Princess Diana killed in a Paris car crash; Poland's Solidarity labor movement born; Jack the Ripper's first victim found dead in London; Violinist Itzhak..
USATODAY.com - Published

Temperatures hit 109 degrees in Paris "urban heat island"

A nuclear power plant in southern France even shut down two reactors due to high temperatures
CBS News - Published

Brazilians support Bolsonaro after Macron's 'offense': minister

French President Emmanuel Macron offended his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday, adding he believed Brazilians support their far-right leader in..
Reuters - Published

Brazil spurns aid offered by G-7 nations to fight Amazon wildfires

Turns away $20 million, intensifying diplomatic spat with Paris, which hosted G-7, and ridiculing French for failure to prevent Notre Dame blaze
CBS News - Published

Iran's Zarif leaves G7 talks, unclear if progress made to ease tensions

Iran's foreign minister made a flying visit for talks with host France at the G7 summit on Sunday, as Paris ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington, a dramatic diplomatic move..
Reuters - Published

20 life-changing trips that are worth the cost, from Paris to Patagonia, Giza to Galapagos

From the snow-covered Alps to the exotic landscapes of East Africa, adventure awaits – if you can afford it. Here are 20 trips worth the price tag.
USATODAY.com - Published

Paris prosecutor opens inquiry into whether Epstein committed crimes in France

The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French..
Reuters - Published

Climate activists demonstrate outside Brazil embassies in Paris and London

Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries' leaders over the issue of climate change intensified, while..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson in Paris: we will not set up border checks in Ireland

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that under no circumstances would the United Kingdom set up border checks on the boundary between EU member Ireland and the British region of..
Reuters - Published

At least one killed after fire breaks out in hospital near Paris

At least one person was killed and eight injured after a fire broke out overnight in a hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Captain of migrant rescue vessel refuses honor from Paris

The German captain of rescue ships that saved hundreds of migrants' lives in the Mediterranean has turned down Paris's highest civilian award, accusing the city of hypocrisy over the treatment of..
Reuters - Published

British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a..
Reuters - Published

French waiter shot dead for making sandwich too slowly, witnesses say

The unidentified customer shot the waiter in the shoulder with a handgun. The restaurant was located in the Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand.
USATODAY.com - Published

The Dish: Superstar Israeli chef Eyal Shani on his revolutionary approach to dining

Eyal Shani is a bona fide superstar chef in his native Israel, and a regular judge on the country's version of "MasterChef." He's turned his casual pita restaurant Miznon into a global phenomenon, with..
CBS News - Published

France opens criminal probe into death of Irish girl in Malaysia

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq

A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation.
Reuters - Published

Black models in modern art

A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th century art, through their representations..
CBS News - Published

Plane gets all-clear after passenger falls ill on flight to UK from Paris: Flybe

Over 100 passengers who were kept on a plane that landed at Manchester airport in northern England on Friday after a woman had fallen ill on the flight have been given the all-clear to disembark,..
Reuters - Published

162 children in Paris tested for lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire

A young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning.
USATODAY.com - Published

What Is the Great Replacement?

The Paris-based author Thomas Chatterton Williams discusses the French origins of the conspiracy theory mentioned in the El Paso manifesto.
NYTimes.com - Published

Notre-Dame toxic fallout lawsuit turns heat on Paris authorities

An environmental protection group has filed a suit alleging lives were deliberately endangered after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, saying authorities failed to protect people..
Reuters - Published

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had recommended that rape charges not be filed against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel..
Reuters - Published

Cruz-Diez, Venezuelan kinetic artist, dies in Paris at 95

Carlos Cruz-Diez, a Venezuelan artist who shaped the field of kinetic and optical art during the 20th century, died in Paris on Saturday, his foundation said on its website on Sunday. He was 95.
Reuters - Published

A Tour for the ages getting its first South American winner

A Tour de France for the ages is getting a champion of an unusually young age: 22-year-old Egan Bernal, set to be the first South American to win cycling's greatest race when he rides to the finish on..
USATODAY.com - Published

France tells UK PM Johnson: let's work on post-Brexit relationship

France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, a French minister said on..
Reuters - Published

We're ready to work with UK PM Johnson on post-Brexit relationship: French state minister

France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, France's state minister for..
Reuters - Published

Paris hits 109 degrees in record-breaking heat wave

Europe is in the middle of a life-threatening heat wave. Temperatures hit 99 degrees in London and Paris hit 109 degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded there. But the French capital is not..
CBS News - Published

Paris sets new temperature record at 108 as Europe heat wave continues to sizzle

Paris soared to a record high of 108 degrees as most of Europe sizzled under its second heat wave of the summer.  
USATODAY.com - Published

16 striking photos show how record-setting heat is baking Europeans

Paris, London and places across Europe are sweltering under all-time high temperatures as the second heat wave this summer bakes the continent.
USATODAY.com - Published

Notre Dame: Paris heat wave presents new threat to fire-ravaged cathedral, architect warns

Chief architect of France’s historic monuments fears cathedral's stone walls may dry too fast amid the record heat wave, causing its vault to collapse.
USATODAY.com - Published

Iran vows to secure Strait of Hormuz, urges diplomacy

Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris,..
Reuters - Published

Iran to secure Strait of Hormuz: Deputy Foreign Minister Araqchi

Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris,..
Reuters - Published

Paris could break all-time heat record this week as scorching temps bake Europe

Another record-smashing heat wave has overspread much of Europe, threatening all-time high temperatures in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Sorry, You Won’t Be Hovering Over Paris Anytime Soon

Though the sky is ripe for disruption with jetpacks and flying cars, we are stuck on the ground partly because we want to be.
NYTimes.com - Published

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