Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,148,271 residents 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 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 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.
France said it welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest efforts to strike a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, and added that Paris would have to study the proposals closely. Reuters - Published
Glittering fringed looks to muted tones, shades of turquoise and plum, and toga-style dresses with braided belts or collars on show, as A-listers Sigourney Weaver, Uma Thurman and Kirstin Scott Thomas..
French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said on Friday he will be retiring. The designer said that his show scheduled for next week in Paris would be his last. After a 50-year career on the catwalk,..
As the standoff between President Emmanuel Macron's government and French trade unions continue over pension reforms, some Paris workers are finding they can no longer afford to remain on strike. Adam..
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French police moved migrants out from Paris' biggest remaining makeshift camp on Tuesday as the government faced pressure to show it is taking a tough stance on illegal immigration. Reuters - Published
The first plane to repatriate French nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus broke out, will likely bring them back to Paris on Thursday, junior transport minister.. Reuters - Published
Over 100 models walked the catwalk at Jean Paul Gaultier's final haute couture show in Paris. Backstage, the legendary designer reflected on his trailblazing 50-year career and said he's looking.. USATODAY.com - Published
Emmanuel Macron begins a visit to Jerusalem on Wednesday with a symbolic stop at one of France's territories in the Holy Land aiming to avoid controversies of past presidents, while underscoring Paris'.. Reuters - Published
French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans cut power to Paris' wholesale food market on Tuesday in the latest of a series of sabotage and wildcat actions.. Reuters - Published
French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform cut power on Tuesday to the world's largest wholesale fresh food market, Rungis near Paris, the hardleft CGT union's.. Reuters - Published
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he had a "great discussion" with U.S. President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid.. Reuters - Published
Protesters seeking to scupper reform of France's pension system scuffled with police on Monday near the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris, where President Emmanuel Macron was due later to pitch.. Reuters - Published
Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theater in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife. Reuters - Published
When French trade unions declared a nationwide strike to protest against planned pension reforms, Nicolas, a 34-year-old maintenance technician with the Paris metro, went on strike for three straight.. Reuters - Published
French designer Christophe Josse decided on Monday to cancel his catwalk show in Paris next week, blaming weeks of strikes against pension reforms for wrecking his preparations, just as the city gears.. Reuters - Published
President Emmanuel Macron will press five West African leaders on Monday to denounce anti-French sentiment in their countries over Paris's handling of an insurgency by Islamist militants, or risk.. Reuters - Published
Alain Robert, the free climber dubbed the "French Spider-Man", on Monday scaled the Tour Total, a 48-storey skyscraper in Paris, to demonstrate support for workers striking against the government's.. Reuters - Published
The body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear of an aircraft that landed in Paris after a flight from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, carrier Air France said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
France's anti-terrorism prosecutors on Saturday took over the investigation of a fatal knife rampage near Paris, saying they had established that the attacker had been radicalized and had carefully.. Reuters - Published
Police on Saturday fired tear gas at demonstrators in Paris's busy Gare du Nord station, used by tourists taking the Eurostar service, and at the Gare de l'Est, during demonstrations against plans to.. Reuters - Published
French investigators said they had not dismissed possible links to terrorism after a man went on a rampage with a knife in a park near Paris on Friday, killing one person and wounding two. Police shot.. Reuters - Published
French police used tear gas to disperse protesters blockading a Paris bus depot on Thursday, the latest confrontation between the authorities and unions over plans to reform the pension system. Reuters - Published
Protesters marching against the French government's planned pension reform clashed with the police in Paris on Saturday as police fired tear gas to disperse some groups of demonstrators. Reuters - Published
The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there's a "50% chance" the structure might not be entirely saved. Scaffolding installed before this year's fire is.. USATODAY.com - Published
French union workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and its surrounding region, adding momentum to a nationwide strike against government pension reforms. Reuters - Published
Protesters scuffled with police at the Gare de Lyon station in Paris on Monday and union leaders threatened to ramp up action at oil facilities as a nationwide strike against government pension reforms.. Reuters - Published
Minor scuffles broke out on Monday between French protesters and police at Paris' Gare de Lyon station, as a nationwide strike against plans by President Emmanuel Macron to change the country's pension.. Reuters - Published
French power grid operator RTE said on Thursday that an illegal act of sabotage that was likely to be linked to the protests over pensions reform had resulted in a new electricity cut affecting 12,000.. Reuters - Published
French police charged a group of protesters in a Paris square on Tuesday who ignored an ultimatum to disperse and threw Molotov cocktails at police, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. Reuters - Published
A Paris conference to mobilize support for Lebanon showed that the international community is more concerned about the country than some Lebanese, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published