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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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Anti-Amazon protesters demonstrate in front of Paris Finance Ministry [Video]

Anti-Amazon protesters demonstrate in front of Paris Finance Ministry

Activists in Paris dropped off fake packages bearing the logo of Jeff Bezos' company in front of the Finance Ministry in Paris to "symbolise the government's collusion with Amazon".

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French protesters challenge Amazon's expansion [Video]

French protesters challenge Amazon's expansion

Climate activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry in Paris on Friday, protesting against Amazon's expansion in France as the online retailer launched a delayed..

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An empty Paris hotel now shelters the homeless [Video]

An empty Paris hotel now shelters the homeless

In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur church, but COVID-19 has scared off the usual guests. Instead, the hotel has..

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French cellist captivates Paris with lockdown concerts [Video]

French cellist captivates Paris with lockdown concerts

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Security law protest in Paris sees fires, water cannons and injuries [Video]

Security law protest in Paris sees fires, water cannons and injuries

Fires blaze around the Place de la Bastille in Paris during the protests against a security law that is being considered by French lawmakers.View on euronews

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Scuffles, flares and tear gas at protest over French security bill [Video]

Scuffles, flares and tear gas at protest over French security bill

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Paris during a rally against a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France.View on euronews

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French Police Clash with Protesters in Paris over New Law [Video]

French Police Clash with Protesters in Paris over New Law

Police have fired tear gas at civil liberty protesters attending a demonstration in Paris. The rally is against a new security law prohibiting images of police officers from being shared. The..

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Alleged police beating of Black man angers French [Video]

Alleged police beating of Black man angers French

French authorities have suspended police officers accused of beating and racially abusing a Black man in Paris. Video purporting to show the incident has caused an outcry. Lucy Fielder reports.

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France police brutality: Paris officers suspended over brutal beating of black man [Video]

France police brutality: Paris officers suspended over brutal beating of black man

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COVID cleanup: Duo walk from Marseille to Paris collecting thousands of dicarded face masks [Video]

COVID cleanup: Duo walk from Marseille to Paris collecting thousands of dicarded face masks

One is called the 'English snail' and the other the 'Marseille boar.' Together, Edmund Platt and Frédéric Munsch are walking from Marseille to Paris, collecting thousands of discarded facemasks along..

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Franco-British duo walk from Marseille to Paris collecting thousands of discarded face masks [Video]

Franco-British duo walk from Marseille to Paris collecting thousands of discarded face masks

One is called "the English snail", the other "the Marseille boar". Together, they are walking from Marseille to Paris, collecting thousands of discarded facemasks along the way, as well as plastic..

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Art Paris spring fair finally goes ahead at Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées [Video]

Art Paris spring fair finally goes ahead at Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées

Art Paris spring fair finally goes ahead at Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées

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Perpetual Music: Rolando Villazón and Renaud Capuçon mesmerise in Paris [Video]

Perpetual Music: Rolando Villazón and Renaud Capuçon mesmerise in Paris

Perpetual Music: Rolando Villazón and Renaud Capuçon mesmerise in Paris

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Police forcefully remove migrants from central Paris square in 'shocking' scene [Video]

Police forcefully remove migrants from central Paris square in 'shocking' scene

France's interior minister called the images of police forcefully removing migrants from the Place de la République "shocking".

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'Shocking': Police criticised over dismantling of Paris migrant camp [Video]

'Shocking': Police criticised over dismantling of Paris migrant camp

"They are too violent," sobbed Shahbuddin, a 34-year-old Afghan as he put a grey beanie back on his head after being forced out of his tent. "We just want a roof."View on euronews

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Clashes as police clear new Paris migrant camp [Video]

Clashes as police clear new Paris migrant camp

Clashes broke out late on Monday as police clearing out a new migrant camp in Paris' Place de la Republique scuffled with demonstrators.

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Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit up [Video]

Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit up

The countdown to Christmas is underway in European capitals Brussels and Paris. View on euronews

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France: Ex-President Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption [Video]

France: Ex-President Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is standing trial in Paris on corruption charges.

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G20: Trump defends withdrawal from Paris accord [Video]

G20: Trump defends withdrawal from Paris accord

U.S. President Donald Trump used his final G20 summit to defend his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

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Thalys train attack: At Paris trial, passengers recall disarming of train gunman [Video]

Thalys train attack: At Paris trial, passengers recall disarming of train gunman

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Paris restaurateur serves up Beaujolais Nouveau to help forget COVID crisis [Video]

Paris restaurateur serves up Beaujolais Nouveau to help forget COVID crisis

For one Paris restaurant, not even a national coronavirus lockdown could stop locals enjoying a Beaujolais Nouveau. View on euronews

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Musica highlights 2020: Benjamin Bernheim and Pretty Yende shine as doomed lovers [Video]

Musica highlights 2020: Benjamin Bernheim and Pretty Yende shine as doomed lovers

Euronews' Musica looks back at the highlights from the new production of Massenet's “Manon“ at the Opéra Bastille in Paris earlier this year, reimagined by Vincent Huguets. The director sees Manon..

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Over 2,000 migrants cleared from Paris camp amid Covid fears [Video]

Over 2,000 migrants cleared from Paris camp amid Covid fears

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Trial starts over foiled Paris train attack that inspired movie [Video]

Trial starts over foiled Paris train attack that inspired movie

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