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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,140,526 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 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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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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Videos for Paris

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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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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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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Paris pension protests continue [Video]Paris pension protests continue

Paris pension protests continue

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France: Hundreds of young migrants sleeping on streets [Video]France: Hundreds of young migrants sleeping on streets

Campaigners say many migrant children and teenagers are sleeping on the street in Paris - many alone without family.

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One dead and two wounded in knife attack near Paris [Video]One dead and two wounded in knife attack near Paris

French police shot dead a man near Paris on Friday after he went on the rampage with a knife in a park, killing one person and wounding two more, a prosecutor said. Emer McCarthy reports.

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New year brings no end to French rail strikes [Video]New year brings no end to French rail strikes

Strikes by French transport workers against government reforms to the pensions system continued into the new year entering their 29th day on Thursday, beating a previous record for a strike over..

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Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe [Video]Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe

Moscow, Athens, Berlin, Paris and London saw in the new year in style. View on euronews

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Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

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Ukraine swaps prisoners with pro-Russian separatists [Video]Ukraine swaps prisoners with pro-Russian separatists

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists carried out an all-for-all prisoner swap on Sunday, as hopes rise for a peaceful resolution to years of conflict. David Doyle reports.

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Protesting French workers invade Gare de Lyon station in Paris [Video]Protesting French workers invade Gare de Lyon station in Paris

In Paris, half metro lines were announced to be running as normal, while many stations remained closed.View on euronews

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Mbappe dresses up as Santa for young PSG fans [Video]Mbappe dresses up as Santa for young PSG fans

Paris St. Germain's World Cup winning striker Kylian Mbappe made Christmas for a number of young PSG fans by dressing up as Santa Claus and gifting them presents.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Second French pensions demonstration sees half as many protesters

An estimated 339,000 people took part in a second nationwide protest against pension reform in France, 31,000 people of them in Paris, the Interior Ministry said.
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For Paris train driver, strike action is a family affair

Most days, Yannick Stec drives a Paris metro train through tunnels beneath the Arc de Triomphe, but on Tuesday he was on strike and marching above ground to protect France's public services from a..
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Lebanon not expecting new aid pledges at Paris meeting: official

An international conference on Wednesday will probably signal a readiness to provide support for Lebanon once a new government is formed that commits to reforms, but new aid pledges are not expected, a..
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Merkel expects Russia to cooperate in dispute over killing of Georgian

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had told Russian President Vladimir Putin in bilateral talks in Paris on Monday that Germany expects Russia to provide information for an investigation into the murder..
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Merkel says there is more work to do on Ukraine, as she cites 'momentum'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and the leaders of France, Ukraine and Russia had given fresh momentum to efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine at a summit in Paris on Monday, though..
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Russia's Putin says he wants changes to Ukraine constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wanted changes to the Ukrainian constitution to give a special status to the Donbass region after the first bilateral talks with his Ukrainian..
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France's Macron says progress made on Ukraine at summit

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that progress had been made to restore peace to eastern Ukraine at a summit in Paris where Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart..
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Merkel hails goodwill at Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was goodwill at a summit in Paris on Monday aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine, though much work remained to be done.
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Russia's Putin and Ukraine's Zelenskiy hold bilateral talks in Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held bilateral talks at a peace summit in Paris on Monday, the first time the two men have held one-on-one talks since the..
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Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy for the first time on Monday at a summit in Paris aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine.
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French unions dig in against Macron on fifth day of strikes

Drivers on two Paris metro lines voted on Monday to extend a walkout until the end of the week as France grappled with a fifth day of strikes, a sign transport workers will keep up a fight against..
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French far-left leader sentenced to suspended prison term

French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon has been sentenced to a suspended three-months prison term and given a 8,000 euros fine for intimidating officials who were investigating him over possible..
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More French protests see roads blocked, trains disrupted and scuffles in Paris

Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily..
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Factbox: Ukraine, Russia leaders to meet in Paris for peace talks

The presidents of Ukraine and Russia will meet in Paris next Monday to discuss a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the exchange of prisoners but diplomats see little chance of a breakthrough.
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French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

Police fired tear gas at protesters in the center of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades, aimed at forcing President..
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Ukraine threatens to wall off part of Donbass region if no agreement with Russia

A top Ukrainian presidential aide on Thursday said Ukraine would wall off the rest of the country from occupied territories if Russia failed to agree to a ceasefire and prisoner swap at a summit in..
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Striking unions cripple Paris in stand-off with Macron

France's public transport networks ground to a near halt on Thursday as unions dug in for a nationwide strike aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul the country's..
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Ukraine president wants all-for-all prisoner exchange with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday that he wanted to agree an exchange with Russia of all remaining prisoners when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Paris..
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Parisians line up to mourn 13 soldiers killed in Mali

Hundreds of Parisians lined the streets of Paris on Monday to pay their respects to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali last week as hearses bearing their flag-draped coffins crossed the heart of the..
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