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Paris: Capital of France
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.

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France says will study Trump's Mideast peace plan closely

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.
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French police clash with firefighters at Paris demonstration

French police clashed on Tuesday with firefighters protesting in Paris against their working conditions and demanding more pay.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Paris

French firefighters scuffle with police during protest over working conditions [Video]French firefighters scuffle with police during protest over working conditions

Firefighters from across France have joined the protest in Paris to call for better working conditions and a raise in risk pay.View on euronews

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French firemen scuffle with police during Paris protest [Video]French firemen scuffle with police during Paris protest

They were demanding better working conditions.View on euronews

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Paris migrant camp cleared: More than 1,400 people taken to state shelter [Video]Paris migrant camp cleared: More than 1,400 people taken to state shelter

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The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris [Video]The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris

Cedric Villani, a mathematician and former Macron loyalist, is gaining support in the Paris mayoral election campaign. But polls suggest he's more likely to cost Macron's party victory than gain the..

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Watch: Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Eiffel Tower [Video]Watch: Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Eiffel Tower

Performances took place in Paris on Saturday. View on euronews

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NBA in Paris: Bucks and Hornets to face off in Paris [Video]NBA in Paris: Bucks and Hornets to face off in Paris

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Antetokounmpo's advice to Zion is "don't rush the process" [Video]Antetokounmpo's advice to Zion is "don't rush the process"

Giannis Antetokounmpo says his advice to new NBA superstar Zion Williamson is to not "rush the process".

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Childhood discipline key to Steph and Seth Curry's success, says dad [Video]Childhood discipline key to Steph and Seth Curry's success, says dad

Dell Curry says childhood discipline played a key role his sons Steph and Seth's success in the NBA.

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Dior's Grecian goddesses kick off Paris fashion extravaganza [Video]Dior's Grecian goddesses kick off Paris fashion extravaganza

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..

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Louis Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris [Video]Louis Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris

The LVMH-owned brand, which said last week that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelo, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendome store in Paris.

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Strikes block Paris' Louvre, leaving some tourist uproar [Video]Strikes block Paris' Louvre, leaving some tourist uproar

Visitors to the Lourve museum in Paris were left out in the cold on Friday, as protesters against pension refrom blocked its entrance. Adam Reed reports.

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Blaze at Macron-visited Paris restaurant as pension protests continue [Video]Blaze at Macron-visited Paris restaurant as pension protests continue

A small fire was quickly put out at La Rotonde restaurant in the early hours on Saturday after a string of demonstrations across the city over pension reform proposals.View on euronews

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French Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Is Retiring [Video]French Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Is Retiring

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,..

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Paris workers reluctantly ending strike action [Video]Paris workers reluctantly ending strike action

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 Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper [Video]"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper

Climber scales Paris skyscraper in support of pension strikers

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Sea Shepherd brings dead dolphins to central Paris to make their point [Video]Sea Shepherd brings dead dolphins to central Paris to make their point

They say certain fishing methods are seeing the dolphins accidentally killed.View on euronews

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South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week [Video]South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week

Lezanne Viviers, Rich Mnisi, Floyd Avenue and Clive Rundle bring a blast of colour and ethical fashion from 'Alkebulan' - the oldest name for 'Africa'.

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Former athletics chief Diack disappointed after judges postpone trial [Video]Former athletics chief Diack disappointed after judges postpone trial

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack says he is disappointed after judges postponed the start of his corruption trial.

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People From Outside The US Do Not Have Confidence In Trump [Video]People From Outside The US Do Not Have Confidence In Trump

According to CNN, President Donald Trump does not care about being popular in foreign countries. In 2017, he said: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Trump made this..

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Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

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Paris retailers badly hit by French strikes [Video]Paris retailers badly hit by French strikes

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France commemorates Charlie Hebdo attack victims, five years on [Video]France commemorates Charlie Hebdo attack victims, five years on

France commemorated on Tuesday the cartoonists who were massacred by two gunmen at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris five years ago.View on euronews

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Police clear out migrants from northern Paris site

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.
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France to start repatriating nationals from China: minister

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

The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris

Cedric Villani, out campaigning to be the next mayor of Paris, was dressed in his trademark three-piece suit with pocket watch and spider brooch under his overcoat.
Reuters - Published

Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade over coronavirus

Paris-based Chinese associations have cancelled a Lunar New Year parade following the coronavirus epidemic, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said Sunday.
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Coronavirus patients arrived in France without symptoms

Two of the three people who have been diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus arrived in France without showing symptoms, doctors at a Paris hospital said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

France confirms first three cases of coronavirus in Europe

France confirmed on Friday its first three cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, with two patients being hospitalised in Paris and the other in the southwestern city of Bordeaux.
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Jean Paul Gaultier embraces 'new adventure'

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..
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Chanel's elegant austerity

Chanel finds black, white and grey work best for its 2020 Spring/Summer Couture collection in Paris. (Jan. 22)  
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Vauthier's 'wardrobe of emotion'

Alexandre Vauthier presented an eclectic Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection in Paris, with Bella Hadid closing the show in a suit. (Jan. 22)  
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In Chirac's shadow, Macron steps into Jerusalem's symbolism

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'..
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French workers turn to sabotage as transport strike flags

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..
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French workers cut power to world's largest food market in pension protest

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..
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Macron and Trump declare a truce in digital tax dispute

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..
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Pension protesters try to spoil Macron's party in Versailles

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..
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Protesters gather at Paris theater to confront Macron over pension reform

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.
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War of attrition: how France's Macron plans to grind down strikers

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..
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French designer cancels Paris fashion show, derailed by strike chaos

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..
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France's Macron to press West African leaders over Sahel insurgency

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

'French Spider-Man' scales Total tower in support of pension strikes

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..
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Stowaway found dead at Paris airport after Ivory Coast flight: airline

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

French knife attacker was radicalized, anti-terrorism prosecutors say

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..
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French anti-terrorism prosecutors to probe knife attack

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor's department said on Saturday that it would investigate a knife attack near Paris the previous day.
Reuters - Published

Clashes break out at Paris protest against pension reform

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

Terrorism not ruled out in fatal stabbing near Paris

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..
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French police shoot man dead near Paris after fatal stabbing

French police shot dead a man near Paris on Friday after he went on a rampage with a knife in a park, killing one person and wounding two more, prosecutors said.
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Paris knife attacker had mental health issues, Koran found on him: prosecutors

A Koran was found in the bag of a man shot dead by French police on Friday after he went on rampage with a knife in a park near Paris, killing one person and wounding two others.
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Knife attack near Paris kills one, wounds several: mayor

One victim has died and several others have been wounded on Friday after a knife attack in Villejuif city near Paris, a mayor in the area, Vincent Jeanbrun, told France's BFM TV.
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French police use tear gas to end protest over pension reform

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.
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Scuffles break out in Paris as pensions protesters, 'yellow vests' march

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

Notre Dame rector: Cathedral might not be saved

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 vote to halt production at key oil facility

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 clash with police at key Paris rail terminal

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..
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Scuffles break out as protesters invade Paris' Gare de Lyon station

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..
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Paris commuters jump on scooters as transport strikes block metro

Electric scooter rental companies in Paris have seen a flood of new customers as strikes against the government's pension reform plans crippled metro, bus and train networks.
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Pension protests cause new power cuts at French households: RTE

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..
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French police use force to disperse Paris protesters

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.
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Police use tear gas on demonstrators in central Paris

French police fired tear gas at demonstrators in central Paris on Tuesday and projectiles were thrown at police lines, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.
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Ronan, Pugh, Chalamet bring 'Little Women' to Paris

Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet and director Greta Gerwig premiere their adaptation of classic novel "Little Women" in Paris. (Dec. 13)  
USATODAY.com - Published

French police kill man who threatened officers with knife in Paris

Police officers shot dead a man who threatened them with a knife in the Paris business district of La Defense on Friday, police sources said.
Reuters - Published

Man threatening police officers at Paris business district 'neutralized': police

A man who threatened police officers with a knife in the Paris business district of La Defense on Friday has been "neutralized", police said.
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Paris conference sign of foreign concern for Lebanon: Berri

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.
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