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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.

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Climber attempts to scale Eiffel Tower in Paris

The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. A rescuer, seen in orange clothing, also scaled the building to assist the climber, who is wearing black clothing...
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Eiffel Tower shuts down while intruder climbs the monument

Paris police said a climbing specialist was on the scene and in touch with the intruder, whose motivations remain unclear.
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Videos for Paris

Soccer star Neymar Jr. launches his new perfume [Video]Soccer star Neymar Jr. launches his new perfume

The Paris-Saint-Germain forward and Instagram star posed with his new Diesel fragrance "Spirit of the Brave" in Paris. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Activists demand end of Shell, fossil fuel at shareholder meeting [Video]Activists demand end of Shell, fossil fuel at shareholder meeting

A group of environmental activists tried to disrupt Royal Dutch Shell's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, calling for this year's gathering to be the company's last. As David Pollard reports,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Eiffel Tower Closed As Man Seen Climbing [Video]Eiffel Tower Closed As Man Seen Climbing

On Monday afternoon, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was being evacuated after a man was seen climbing up the side of the structure. According to CNN, visitors of the landmark, which was built-in 1887, began..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Eiffel Tower closed after visitor tries to scale it [Video]Eiffel Tower closed after visitor tries to scale it

The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person tried to scale it. A Paris police spokeswoman said a team of firefighters including a climbing specialist is on the scene and in touch with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Switzerland votes for tighter gun controls [Video]Switzerland votes for tighter gun controls

Swiss voters have backed, by a margin of nearly two-to-one, adopting tighter gun controls, steering the country away from a clash with the European Union. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

After six months of protests, France's yellow vests lose momentum [Video]After six months of protests, France's yellow vests lose momentum

Yellow vest protesters took to the streets of Paris for the 27th Saturday in a row but turnout numbers are declining.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Prince William Talks About Diana's Death In New BBC Documentary [Video]Prince William Talks About Diana's Death In New BBC Documentary

CNN reports that Prince William spoke openly about losing his mother, Princess Diana. Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris in 1997, after her driver tried to escape pursuing paparazzi. William,..

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Legendary Architect I.M. Pei Dies At 102 [Video]Legendary Architect I.M. Pei Dies At 102

(Reuters) - I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday...

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Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dead at 102: New York Times [Video]Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dead at 102: New York Times

One of the 20th century's best-known architects, I.M. Pei, has died according to the New York Times. Pei was born in China but made his mark around the world with his distinctive modern aesthetic. His..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Acclaimed Architect I.M. Pei Dies At The Age Of 102 [Video]Acclaimed Architect I.M. Pei Dies At The Age Of 102

According to a report by CNN Style, I.M. Pei, considered by many to be one of the last great modernist architects, has died at the age of 102. While most of his work was done in the United States, Pei..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie [Video]Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie

Ladj Ly says his debut and Palme D'Or hopeful, 'Les Miserables' gives an insight into France's "yellow vest" street protests and the police tactics used. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

France celebrates 130 years of the Eiffel tower [Video]France celebrates 130 years of the Eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower, France's most iconic monument, celebrated its anniversary on Wednesday, marking 130 years since it first opened to the public. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

'For the first time since its creation,' Europe has enemies, says EU Commissioner Moscovici [Video]'For the first time since its creation,' Europe has enemies, says EU Commissioner Moscovici

With the European elections just around the corner, Euronews speaks to politicians in Paris about some of the biggest issues facing the EU.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:13Published

Brazil's indigenous chief's bid to save the Amazon [Video]Brazil's indigenous chief's bid to save the Amazon

Brazilian tribe chief Raoni Metuktire and other representatives of the Amazon's indigenous peoples met with French Environment Minister Francois de Rugy in Paris on Monday as they began a three-week..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Norway clears way for Euronext to win Oslo Bors in Nasdaq bid battle [Video]Norway clears way for Euronext to win Oslo Bors in Nasdaq bid battle

Euronext won approval from Norway's Ministry of Finance to buy up to 100% of Oslo Bors on Monday, effectively ending a five-month battle with Nasdaq for one of the last independent stock market..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Cannes Film Festival poster unfurled [Video]Cannes Film Festival poster unfurled

The poster for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival was unveiled outside the Palais des Festival early on Sunday morning. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Hostages Freed From Burkina Faso Praise Fallen French Soldiers [Video]Hostages Freed From Burkina Faso Praise Fallen French Soldiers

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, three hostages freed by French commandos from militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris, expressing sorrow at the death of two French soldiers in the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Police clash with demonstrators as yellow-vest protests reach six-month mark [Video]Police clash with demonstrators as yellow-vest protests reach six-month mark

French police fired tear gas at masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday as heavy rain kept the number of yellow vest demonstrators down in Paris.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:04Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg Hails French Hate Speech Plan As EU Model [Video]Facebook's Zuckerberg Hails French Hate Speech Plan As EU Model

According to Reuters, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg Praises France's Efforts To Regulate Social Media [Video]Facebook's Zuckerberg Praises France's Efforts To Regulate Social Media

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg praised France's efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting with French President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Like? Macron, Facebook's Zuckerberg meet amid calls for tighter regulation [Video]Like? Macron, Facebook's Zuckerberg meet amid calls for tighter regulation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Friday after the release of a tech regulation report. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

French Telecom And Ex-Ceo Face Charges [Video]French Telecom And Ex-Ceo Face Charges

French telecoms company Orange and its former chief executive have gone on trial in Paris. They face accusations of pursuing a strategy to destabilize employees that resulted in a wave of suicides a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

First Ikea store in Paris kicks off 400 million euro investment in France [Video]First Ikea store in Paris kicks off 400 million euro investment in France

The new store is in the Madeleine district which is popular with tourists and near many historic landmarks

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

Italy and France remember da Vinci 500 years on [Video]Italy and France remember da Vinci 500 years on

Italian President Sergio Mattarella and French President Emmanuel Macron paid homage to Renaissance master Leornardo da Vinci at his tomb in the Loire Valley on Thursday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

 

I.M. Pei, pioneering architect who designed iconic Louvre pyramid, dies at 102

I.M. Pei, the world-renowned architect famous for designing the glass pyramid entry to the Louvre in Paris, has died. He was 102.
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White House Says it Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump..
NYTimes.com - Published

Paris Notre Dame cathedral rebuilding plans begin; fire-damaged landmark still attracts tourists

Notre Dame cathedral in Paris looks like it did just before the flames appeared: a construction site. Rebuilding plans have begun and tourists visit.
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In Paris, Tommy Paul of US will seek Slam success like pals

When Tommy Paul heads to Paris for his first main-draw appearance at the French Open, he'll be hoping to turn in the kind of performance his pals and countrymen Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz and Reilly..
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