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Paris: Capital and most populous city 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, as well as 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 Zurich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018. The city is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, but the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015.

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Iran confirms arrest of French-Iranian scholar, gives no details

Iran confirmed on Tuesday it had detained French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah but declined to give any more details, a day after Paris demanded information on her case.
Reuters - Published

France's Macron demands answers after dual national detained in Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday demanded an explanation from Iran after the arrest last month of Franco-Iranian dual national Fariba Adelkhah, an incident that complicates Paris' efforts to..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Paris

Watch back: Bastille Day fireworks in Paris [Video]Watch back: Bastille Day fireworks in Paris

The traditional fireworks display is organised to celebrate Bastille Day.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade [Video]French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

During Sunday's Bastille Day parade in Paris, dozens of yellow vests activists, with yellow balloons and a lot of noise, tried to mix with the audience. Police intervened to keep them away from the..

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

'Yellow Vests' clash with police in Paris after Bastille Day parade [Video]'Yellow Vests' clash with police in Paris after Bastille Day parade

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from the Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday (July 14), a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had presided over the Bastille Day military parade.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Police officer punched to ground on Champs Elysees after Bastille Day parade [Video]Police officer punched to ground on Champs Elysees after Bastille Day parade

A police officer was punched to the ground during clashes that broke out on Paris' Champs Elysees on Sunday (July 14), hours after the Bastille Day military parade. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

France: Macron presides over Bastille Day military parade [Video]France: Macron presides over Bastille Day military parade

French President Emmanuel Macron sat with European leaders for this year's Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Sunday, July 14.

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'Gilets Noirs' occupy Paris monument to protest migrants' rights in France [Video]'Gilets Noirs' occupy Paris monument to protest migrants' rights in France

Hundreds of protesters occupied the Pantheon monument in Paris on Friday (July 12) to denounce the conditions illegal immigrants allegedly face in France.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:13Published

French President Emmanuel Macron unveils France's nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' submarine [Video]French President Emmanuel Macron unveils France's nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' submarine

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled France's latest nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' class submarine on Friday, a €9 billion stealth vessel programme Paris says is key to maintaining its naval..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:35Published

Africa Cup of Nations: Arrests as Algerian football fans in France celebrate their team's progress [Video]Africa Cup of Nations: Arrests as Algerian football fans in France celebrate their team's progress

Arrests marred celebrations in Paris after Algeria's footballers defeated the Ivory Coast on penalties to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:43Published

Pharrell Williams unveils new exhibition with Japanese artist Mr. in Paris [Video]Pharrell Williams unveils new exhibition with Japanese artist Mr. in Paris

American R&B artist Pharrell Williams launched an art installation in Paris on Wednesday (July 10).

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A pool with a view: tourists take dip in fountain in front of Eiffel Tower [Video]A pool with a view: tourists take dip in fountain in front of Eiffel Tower

Tourists visiting Paris on Friday kept cool whilst sightseeing by taking a dip in the fountains in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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France roasts in record heatwave [Video]France roasts in record heatwave

France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

EU summit top jobs race round two [Video]EU summit top jobs race round two

EU leaders meet on Sunday to thrash out a deal over the team that will guide the bloc for the next five years. The power game between the French and German leaders will be key to breakthroughs. Paris..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:11Published

Macron Warns He Won't Sign Mercosur Deal If Brazil Leaves Climate Accord [Video]Macron Warns He Won't Sign Mercosur Deal If Brazil Leaves Climate Accord

According to Reuters, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he would not sign any trade deal with Brazil if President Jair Bolsonaro pulled out of the Paris climate accord. EU talks with the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

U.S. Official Says Sanctions Are Working Against Iran [Video]U.S. Official Says Sanctions Are Working Against Iran

Reuters reports a senior U.S. official said Monday that the U.S.' policy of sanctions and maximum economic pressure on Tehran is working. U.S. Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook spoke to..

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U.S. team co-captain stands by refusal to visit White House [Video]U.S. team co-captain stands by refusal to visit White House

The United States women's soccer team's co-captain Megan Rapinoe insists she maintains her stance of refusing a White House visit, urges teammates to consider mass boycott.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Europe Prepares For Scorching Heat Wave [Video]Europe Prepares For Scorching Heat Wave

Europe is bracing for an intense heat wave this week and meteorologists all over the world are advising Europeans to get ready. Spanish meteorologist Silvia Laplana took to Twitter to advise everyone..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Anyone for an ice lolly? Animals in Paris zoo try to keep cool [Video]Anyone for an ice lolly? Animals in Paris zoo try to keep cool

If you thought ice lollies were only for humans, think again. The animals at Paris Zoological Park used the treats to cool down, as they battled this week's heatwave alongside their human helpers.

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Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Europe [Video]Parched tourists seek gelato and shade in sweltering Europe

Calling all ice cream sellers: Paris, Berlin and the Vatican are among cities sweltering in an unseasonably early heatwave across parts of Europe as hot air is sucked up from the Sahara desert. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Paris Sets Up Mist Machines Ahead Of Killer Heatwave [Video]Paris Sets Up Mist Machines Ahead Of Killer Heatwave

Paris is on high alert as a dangerous heatwave hits France and other parts of Europe, leading officials to issue warnings and introduce measures like new water fountains and mist machines. France is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Temperatures expected to break all-time highs for June in coming days across Europe [Video]Temperatures expected to break all-time highs for June in coming days across Europe

Temperatures expected to break all-time highs for June in the coming days as a heatwave is about to sweep through the continent. Today Paris is expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius, Frankfurt 35C and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:31Published

Cam Newton Offered Stranger $1,500 To Switch Airplane Seats [Video]Cam Newton Offered Stranger $1,500 To Switch Airplane Seats

NFL star Cam Newton reportedly tried to pay a fellow passenger $1,500 to switch seats with him on a plane. The quarterback was travelling in economy from Paris, France, to Dallas, Texas, but wasn't..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

 

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the traditional Bastille Day military parade..
Reuters - Published

European leaders join Macron for Bastille Day parade

European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris which this year honored European..
Reuters - Published

Ransacked in 'yellow vest' riot, chic Fouquet's eatery reopens in Paris

France's famed Le Fouquet's brasserie on the Champs Elysees avenue reopened on Saturday, four months after the chic eatery was ransacked by rioters during a yellow vest protest that turned violent with..
Reuters - Published

Undocumented migrants storm Pantheon monument in Paris

Hundreds of undocumented migrants calling themselves "black vests" stormed the Pantheon monument in central Paris on Friday demanding the right to remain in France.
Reuters - Published

Macron to unveil France's nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' submarine

President Emmanuel Macron will unveil on Friday France's latest nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' class submarine, a 9 billion euro ($10.13 billion) stealth vessel program Paris says is key to maintaining..
Reuters - Published

Former French PM Fillon's trial over fake jobs set for February 24-March 10

French former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife will stand trial between February 24 and March 10, a Paris court said Thursday, on charges related to a fake jobs scandal that ruined his bid..
Reuters - Published

French prosecutors seek suspended prison sentence for Saudi princess

French prosecutors said on Tuesday they were pushing for a six-month suspended prison sentence for the king of Saudi Arabia's daughter, as she went on trial in absentia in a case involving the beating..
Reuters - Published

Vatican lifts immunity of Paris envoy: French foreign ministry

The Vatican has lifted the diplomatic immunity of its envoy in France, the French foreign ministry said on Monday, opening the way for Archbishop Luigi Ventura to be questioned by prosecutors over..
Reuters - Published

A Saudi princess, a bodyguard and a workman: French trial to open

The king of Saudi Arabia's daughter is a "caring, humble" person who is the victim of false allegations that she ordered a bodyguard to beat up a workman in her luxury flat in Paris, the princess'..
Reuters - Published

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