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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. 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 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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Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

French police used a water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations.
Reuters - Published

France to host Dec. 9 'Normandy' summit in push for east Ukraine peace

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said..
Reuters - Published

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'Gilets jaunes': Violence in Paris as protesters mark one-year anniversary [Video]'Gilets jaunes': Violence in Paris as protesters mark one-year anniversary

'Gilets jaunes': Violence in Paris as protesters mark one-year anniversary

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Rioters burn cars and throw rocks on anniversary of 'yellow vest' demonstrations [Video]Rioters burn cars and throw rocks on anniversary of 'yellow vest' demonstrations

Tear gas and water cannon were used on Saturday as Paris police sought to disperse yellow vest protesters marking the first anniversary of the birth of their movement against government policies seen..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

'Yellow vests' back on the streets of Paris to mark movement's one-year anniversary [Video]'Yellow vests' back on the streets of Paris to mark movement's one-year anniversary

Rubbish bins and cars were set on fire as 'yellow vest' ('gilets jaunes') protesters hit the streets again to mark the movement's one-year anniversary.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary [Video]Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government 'yellow vest' demonstrations. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Pierce Brosnan's sons named 2020 Golden Globe Ambassadors [Video]Pierce Brosnan's sons named 2020 Golden Globe Ambassadors

Pierce Brosnan’s youngest sons, Dylan and Paris, have been named ambassadors for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Pompeo says ISIS fight shifting to Africa [Video]Pompeo says ISIS fight shifting to Africa

The global coalition to defeat Islamic State is turning its attention to combating the group in North and West Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

November 13th: "IS" group returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks [Video]November 13th: "IS" group returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks

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Les Bleus hold minute's silence for victims of Paris attacks, four years on [Video]Les Bleus hold minute's silence for victims of Paris attacks, four years on

On the eve of their Euro 2020 qualiOn the eve of their Euro 2020 qualifier against Moldova, Les Bleus hold a minute's silence for victims of the 2015 Paris attacks

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:47Published

'French Spider-Man' Alain Robert scales Paris skyscraper as police watch on [Video]'French Spider-Man' Alain Robert scales Paris skyscraper as police watch on

Urban climber Alain Robert, also known as the "French Spider-Man", scaled a skyscraper in Paris on Wednesday.View on euronews

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

Paris marks fourth anniversary of terror attacks [Video]Paris marks fourth anniversary of terror attacks

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:08Published

Pete Doherty avoids jail after pleading guilty to street fight [Video]Pete Doherty avoids jail after pleading guilty to street fight

Rocker Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a large fine after pleading guilty to charges of affray in Paris on Tuesday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

'I understand that life must go on but for us, it doesn’t': Paris attacks remembered [Video]'I understand that life must go on but for us, it doesn’t': Paris attacks remembered

'I understand that life must go on but for us, it doesn’t': Paris attacks remembered

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:17Published

Macron welcomes France’s Fed Cup champs to the Elysee Palace [Video]Macron welcomes France’s Fed Cup champs to the Elysee Palace

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes France's Fed Cup champions to the Elysee Palace.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

North Macedonia president meets Macron after French veto on EU accession talks [Video]North Macedonia president meets Macron after French veto on EU accession talks

Stevo Pendarovski and Emmanuel Macron meet in Paris, weeks after France blocked a start date for EU membership talks for North Macedonia and Albania.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:22Published

Pete Doherty arrested over drunken brawl in Paris shortly after prison released [Video]Pete Doherty arrested over drunken brawl in Paris shortly after prison released

Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has been arrested for the second time in 48 hours, after reportedly being spotted throwing punches at a teenager in Paris.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory [Video]China smashes European hopes of 'Legends' video game glory

Thousands of esports fans gathered in Paris to watch two teams go head-to-head at the "League of Legends" world championship tournament final.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Paris march against Islamophobia divides the left and draws government criticism [Video]Paris march against Islamophobia divides the left and draws government criticism

Paris march against Islamophobia divides the left and draws government criticism

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:01Published

Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world [Video]Europe seeks to clinch rare League of Legends win in Asia-dominated esports world

A team of five young European men will seek on Sunday (November 10) to overthrow Asia's supremacy at the "League of Legends", a world-known online video game whose sky-rocketing success has drawn..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

 

Kiev says Macron promised Zelenskiy support ahead of east Ukraine summit

French President Emmanuel Macron assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of support during a phone call ahead of a peace summit on eastern Ukraine taking place on Dec. 9 in Paris, Zelenskiy's..
Reuters - Published

Four-way leaders summit on Ukraine to take place December 9: France

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts in search of a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French..
Reuters - Published

Paris protest disrupts Polanski film debut over rape accusations

Protesters disrupted the first screening in France of Roman Polanski's new film on Tuesday, following the publication of a new rape accusation against the French-Polish director.
Reuters - Published

Australia among G20 nations 'furthest off track' on climate action progress

Australia is among G20 countries "furthest off track" to meet its Paris emission targets, according to a new report.
SBS - Published

Thousands march in Paris against Islamophobia after attack

Thousands marched through Paris on Sunday in an anti-Islamophobia demonstration that has divided France's political class.
Reuters - Published

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy boards plane in Paris

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris after promising to return home on Saturday to rally opponents of authoritarian ruler Hun Sen.
Reuters - Published

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure boards flight from Paris

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris on Friday, a day after being prevented from boarding a flight to Thailand.
Reuters - Published

Macron's blunt NATO diagnosis was risky but necessary, French officials say

Emmanuel Macron's blunt diagnosis that NATO is "brain dead" has upset other Europeans, but that's a risk the French president is prepared to take if it stops them turning a blind eye to an ever more..
Reuters - Published

France scraps plans for $3.3 billion Franco-Chinese shopping mall near Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to scrap a 3 billion euro ($3.32 billion) shopping and leisure complex project that French retail group Auchan and Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda planned..
Reuters - Published

Cambodia opposition founder says he was blocked from boarding plane home from Paris

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return to his home country to lead demonstrations against authoritarian rule, said he had been prevented on Thursday from..
Reuters - Published

French police clear migrant tent camps in northern Paris

French police cleared two huge migrant tent camps in northern Paris on Thursday and authorities vowed to clear other camps, a day after the government announced tighter immigration policies.
Reuters - Published

France says to clear some migrant camps by year-end

France plans to clear unofficial migrant camps in eastern Paris by the end of this year and will speed up processing of asylum requests, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

EU regrets U.S. exit from Paris deal, says climate change fight goes on

The U.S. decision to begin its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a disappointment but work against climate change will go on and Washington may one day want to rejoin the deal, the European..
Reuters - Published

France says latest Iran announcements further erode nuclear deal

France called on Iran to reverse its latest decisions to reduce commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal which contravene the accord and Paris said it was now awaiting a report from the international nuclear..
Reuters - Published

Australians among 33 injured in France bus crash

Australians are among the passengers on a bus headed from Paris to London that flipped on to its side in France, injuring 29 people, four of them seriously.
SBS - Published

Women gather in Paris to protest against deadly domestic violence

Hundreds of women took part in so-called "die-in" protests in central Paris on Saturday, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women.
Reuters - Published

Paris art market reaps benefits of Brexit uncertainty

The Paris art scene believes it is winning from Brexit uncertainty, as more galleries are being opened in the French capital, currently hosting the giant FIAC art fair.
Reuters - Published

France demands Iran release two of its citizens held since June

France demanded on Wednesday that Iran immediately release two of its nationals who have been held in prison since June, a situation that is likely to complicate Paris's efforts to defuse tensions..
Reuters - Published

Macron on course for clash with Merkel over EU talks with Balkan hopefuls

French President Emmanuel Macron was headed for a clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week after Paris was isolated on Tuesday in opposing starting membership talks with North Macedonia.
Reuters - Published

French police teargas protesting firefighters in Paris

French police fired tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday in clashes with firefighters protesting in Paris over their working conditions.
Reuters - Published

Notre-Dame restoration yet to start six months after the blaze

Six months after the massive fire that almost razed Paris' Notre-Dame, the restoration work at the iconic cathedral has not started in earnest and the official reopening date is yet to be determined,..
Reuters - Published

France jails women for failed Notre Dame car bombing: report

A French court on Monday handed down sentences of at least 25 years in jail for two women with ties to Islamist militants who made a failed attempt to set off a crude car bomb outside Paris's..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Ukraine sees hope for 'last chance' peace summit in mid-November

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine's foreign minister..
Reuters - Published

French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer match

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le..
Reuters - Published

Kurds march in Paris and Athens to protest Turkish incursion into Syria

Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rallied in France and in Greece on Saturday to protest against Turkey's military action in northeast Syria.
Reuters - Published

Amid fury in Paris, Macron warns EU of institution crisis over Commission jobs

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Friday of a "political crisis" between the EU's executive and its parliament after lawmakers rejected his pick for commissioner, while members of his party..
Reuters - Published

France summons Turkish envoy to Paris: diplomatic source

The French foreign ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to a meeting later on Thursday, a diplomatic source said, amid a wave of international criticism of Ankara's decision to send troops into..
Reuters - Published

France to ban demo in Paris police attacker's community

France is banning a planned demonstration that triggered outrage from politicians who saw it as honoring the attacker who killed four people in the Paris police headquarters last week.
Reuters - Published

French PM questions U.S. hesitations over northeast Syria

France's prime minister defended his country's policy in northeastern Syria on Tuesday saying that, unlike U.S. hesitations, Paris' priority remained to defeat Islamic State and preserve Kurdish-ked..
Reuters - Published

Paris knife attacker had USB drive with information about colleagues: media

An IT worker who killed four people at Paris police headquarters with a knife last week had a USB drive with personal details about his colleagues, French daily Le Parisien reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

China criticizes EU, French 'hypocritical' reaction to Hong Kong protests

China's embassy in Paris on Monday strongly criticized French and European reaction to protests in Hong Kong calling it hypocritical and telling France to show empathy after it experienced its own..
Reuters - Published

Thousands peacefully protest French IVF law, avoiding repeat of 2013 violence

An estimated 42,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully demonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women to conceive children with medical assistance,..
Reuters - Published

French prosecutor finds signs of radicalization in Paris knife attacker

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said on Saturday an investigation had detected signs of "latent radicalization" in an attacker who knifed four co-workers to death at police headquarters in Paris..
Reuters - Published

French anti-terror investigators take over knife rampage probe

France's anti-terror prosecutor has taken over the lead in investigating a knife attack in which an IT worker at police headquarters in Paris killed four co-workers before a police officer shot him..
Reuters - Published

French anti-terror prosecutor takes on investigation in Paris attack

The Paris prosecutor's anti-terror unit has taken on the investigation into a deadly knife attack on police headquarters, a source at the prosecutor's office told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Paris knife attacker 'heard voices' on eve of rampage: source

The wife of the French IT worker who fatally stabbed four of his co-workers at Paris police headquarters has told investigators her husband heard voices in his head the night before the attack, a..
Reuters - Published

One woman, three men killed in Paris police HQ attack: prosecutor

One woman and three men were killed in a knife attack at the police headquarters in Paris on Thursday, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters.
Reuters - Published

Paris police employee stabs four people to death in force HQ, then is shot

An administration worker with Paris police killed four people in a knife attack at the force's headquarters in central Paris on Thursday before he was shot dead by an officer, police officials said.
Reuters - Published

Four people killed in Paris police HQ knife attack: police source

Four people have been killed in an attack on the police headquarters in Paris on Thursday, a police source told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Knifeman attacks officers at Paris police station

A man attacked police officers with a knife in the headquarters of the Paris police on Thursday and the attacker was killed, French media and sources close to the police said.
Reuters - Published

French police march in Paris for better working conditions

Thousands of French police officers marched in the streets of Paris on Wednesday, protesting against poor working conditions they say have led to dozens of suicides among their ranks since the..
Reuters - Published

France says conditions are met for a top-level meeting on Ukraine

France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday significant progress had been made in talks aiming to put an end to the long-running Ukraine crisis, adding the conditions were in place to hold a meeting in..
Reuters - Published

Moroccan king ill, forced to miss Chirac funeral service

Doctors have advised Morocco's King Mohammed VI to rest for several days to recover from a viral lung infection that forced him to miss a remembrance ceremony in Paris for France's late president..
Reuters - Published

Paris draws new climate rally; police vie with 'yellow vests', 'black blocs'

Climate protesters marched through Paris for a second day on Saturday in a rally that saw sporadic clashes between masked demonstrators and police who also broke up "yellow vest" groups trying to stage..
Reuters - Published

French police break up 'yellow vest' and 'black bloc' protests in Paris

French police fired tear gas and made over a hundred arrests in Paris on Saturday as they dispersed "yellow vest" protesters attempting unauthorized rallies and black-masked demonstrators who disrupted..
Reuters - Published

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