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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,148,271 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 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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Macron ‘not sure’ of UK-EU trade deal by 2020 end

macron ‘not sure’ of uk-eu trade deal by 2020 end
Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he was “not sure” a UK-European Union (EU) trade deal will be struck by December 31, the end of the Brexit transition period. “I am not sure..
WorldNews - Published

Former French prime minister and wife in court for embezzling

former french prime minister and wife in court for embezzling
Paris — Former French prime minister François Fillon and his wife are in court to defend themselves against accusations they got more than €1m for a fake job she held as a parliamentary aide for..
WorldNews - Published

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Shoemaker Louboutin taps into childhood memory for Paris retrospective [Video]Shoemaker Louboutin taps into childhood memory for Paris retrospective

Known for his red-soled shoes, the designer Christian Louboutin holds a retrospective exhibition in Paris museum

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Louvre opens all-night for free for last weekend of Da Vinci exhibition [Video]Louvre opens all-night for free for last weekend of Da Vinci exhibition

The Louvre Museum in Paris has announced it will be open day and night, on Saturday and Sunday, to mark the end of its Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition. View on euronews

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Macron defends EU agricultural policy at Paris showcase [Video]Macron defends EU agricultural policy at Paris showcase

French President Emmanuel Macron spent the day shaking hands with farmers and tasting regional specialitiesView on euronews

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U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change: sources [Video]U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change: sources

The United States is against mentioning climate change in the G20 communique, sources said. Fred Katayama reports.

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Gigi Hadid credits Jean Paul Gaultier for early runway success [Video]Gigi Hadid credits Jean Paul Gaultier for early runway success

Gigi Hadid is grateful to Jean Paul Gaultier for helping her land her big catwalk break after facing criticism over her body shape, as when she first embarked on her career, Hadid's athletic figure..

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Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 with sensational Haaland double [Video]Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 with sensational Haaland double

Erling Haaland scores twice in eight minutes to send Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win over Paris St Germain in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg.

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French health minister quits job for Paris mayoral run [Video]French health minister quits job for Paris mayoral run

A tearful French health minister quit her job on Monday to save the governing party's bid for the Paris mayoralty after the previous candidate's campaign was sunk in under 48 hours by a sexting..

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Macron's former health minister enters Paris mayoral race after scandal sinks previous candidate [Video]Macron's former health minister enters Paris mayoral race after scandal sinks previous candidate

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Alstom confirms talks on potential $7 billion Bombardier deal [Video]Alstom confirms talks on potential $7 billion Bombardier deal

French train maker Alstom has confirmed it is in talks on the possible acquisition of the train business of Canada's Bombardier, with a potential $7 billion deal. Ciara Lee reports

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Macron's candidate for Paris mayor pulls out over sexting row [Video]Macron's candidate for Paris mayor pulls out over sexting row

French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after it was alleged he sent sexual..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

'That's how it is' - Renault F1 driver Ocon on Chinese GP cancellation due to coronavirus [Video]'That's how it is' - Renault F1 driver Ocon on Chinese GP cancellation due to coronavirus

Esteban Ocon says "that's how it is", while Renault F1 teammate Daniel Ricciardo says it was "a decision that needed to come soon" following the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix because of the..

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Paris no longer perfumed as striking rubbish collection workers leave stink across city [Video]Paris no longer perfumed as striking rubbish collection workers leave stink across city

Paris no longer perfumed as striking rubbish collection workers leave stink across city

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Rape accusation in figure skating shakes French sport [Video]Rape accusation in figure skating shakes French sport

President of the French Ice Sports Federation Didier Gailhaguet refuses to resign.

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Da Vinci with a twist: 'Rubik's Mona Lisa' to go under the hammer in Paris [Video]Da Vinci with a twist: 'Rubik's Mona Lisa' to go under the hammer in Paris

A street art Rubik's Cube version of the "Mona Lisa" is expected to sell for up to 150,000 euros ($166,000) when it goes under the hammer in Paris this month.

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French firefighters scuffle with police during protest over working conditions [Video]French firefighters scuffle with police during protest over working conditions

Firefighters from across France have joined the protest in Paris to call for better working conditions and a raise in risk pay.View on euronews

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French firemen scuffle with police during Paris protest [Video]French firemen scuffle with police during Paris protest

They were demanding better working conditions.View on euronews

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Paris migrant camp cleared: More than 1,400 people taken to state shelter [Video]Paris migrant camp cleared: More than 1,400 people taken to state shelter

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The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris [Video]The man with the spider brooch who could cost Macron Paris

Cedric Villani, a mathematician and former Macron loyalist, is gaining support in the Paris mayoral election campaign. But polls suggest he's more likely to cost Macron's party victory than gain the..

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Watch: Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Eiffel Tower [Video]Watch: Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Eiffel Tower

Performances took place in Paris on Saturday. View on euronews

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NBA in Paris: Bucks and Hornets to face off in Paris [Video]NBA in Paris: Bucks and Hornets to face off in Paris

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Antetokounmpo's advice to Zion is "don't rush the process" [Video]Antetokounmpo's advice to Zion is "don't rush the process"

Giannis Antetokounmpo says his advice to new NBA superstar Zion Williamson is to not "rush the process".

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Childhood discipline key to Steph and Seth Curry's success, says dad [Video]Childhood discipline key to Steph and Seth Curry's success, says dad

Dell Curry says childhood discipline played a key role his sons Steph and Seth's success in the NBA.

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Dior's Grecian goddesses kick off Paris fashion extravaganza [Video]Dior's Grecian goddesses kick off Paris fashion extravaganza

Glittering fringed looks to muted tones, shades of turquoise and plum, and toga-style dresses with braided belts or collars on show, as A-listers Sigourney Weaver, Uma Thurman and Kirstin Scott Thomas..

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Louis Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris [Video]Louis Vuitton's diamond as big as a tennis ball steals the show in Paris

The LVMH-owned brand, which said last week that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelo, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendome store in Paris.

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Invader's 'Rubik Mona Lisa' shatters estimate at Paris modern art auction

invader's 'rubik mona lisa' shatters estimate at paris modern art auction
A French street artist’s interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik’s Cubes sold for 480,200 euros ($520,680) on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24Reuters

Brexit: Macron casts doubt on UK-EU trade agreement by end of year

'It's going to be tense,' says French president during visit to farm show in Paris
Independent - Published

Macron vows to support French farmers amid threats of CAP cuts

macron vows to support french farmers amid threats of cap cuts
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to safeguard European farm subsidies, secure compensation for wine producers hit by U.S. tariffs and defend fishermen in talks with Britain, as..
WorldNews - Published

Madonna leaves fans fuming after arriving to Paris concert 3.5 hours late

madonna leaves fans fuming after arriving to paris concert 3.5 hours late
For Madonna, "a queen is never late". At the risk of eventually annoying her fans: the 2,800 spectators of the first of the singer's twelve concerts in Paris, had to wait until midnight on Saturday..
WorldNews - Published

Report finds Catholic charity founder sexually abused women

report finds catholic charity founder sexually abused women
PARIS: A respected Catholic figure who worked to improve conditions for the developmentally disabled for more than half a century sexually abused at least six women during most of that period,..
WorldNews - Published

Paris Agriculture Fair: Where cows, pigs and politicians strut their stuff

It’s the event of the year for animal-lovers in Paris and for farmers from all over France. The Paris Agriculture Fair (Salon International de l’Agriculture) opened to the public on Saturday, to..
France 24 - Published

'An adventure not to be missed': Hole in wall among top ranked attractions in Derbyshire town

'Paris has the Eiffel Tower and Sydney has its Opera House. But they all pale in comparison to the impact on the soul of first laying eyes on Ilkeston's Hole in the Wall'
Independent - Published

Week in Review: The Paris mayoral race heats up with a sex tape scandal and a new conservative challenger

The Paris mayoral race heated up this week with the release of a sex tape and a new conservative entering the fray. In Tehran, medical centres have been hit hard by US sanctions, we look back at the..
France 24 - Published

Pakistan expects reprieve at global anti-terror financing meeting

Pakistan hopes to secure a four-month reprieve at a global meeting on anti-terrorism financing in Paris on Friday where a decision whether or not to blacklist the South Asian nation is expected,..
Reuters - Published

'I'm really sorry to you, Paris': Andrew Bolt apologises to St Kevin's abuse survivor

Andrew Bolt has apologised for making controversial remarks about the grooming of a St Kevin's College student, but says his comments had been "ghastly" misrepresented.
SBS - Published

Just for tourists? Paris aims to draw locals back to Champs-Élysées

Often called “the world's most beautiful avenue”, the Champs-Élysées in Paris draws millions of visitors to its glamour-lined pavements each year. But with most Parisians shunning the area,..
France 24 - Published

The end of insouciance: Do the French still shrug at sex scandals in politics?

France has traditionally taken pride in being somewhat of an exception when it comes to caring, or not caring, about the private lives of its politicians. This lax attitude has been called into..
France 24 - Published

Louvre Abu Dhabi to premiere show destined for 2024 Paris Olympics

louvre abu dhabi to premiere show destined for 2024 paris olympics
An interactive installation created by UK digital artists Umbrellium, which will be shown at the Paris Olympics in 2024, will have a world premiere in Abu Dhabi later this month. Louvre Abu Dhabi and..
WorldNews - Published

Jaishankar holds 'very good meeting' with German counterpart; discusses counter-terrorism

Jaishankar, who also inaugurated the Indian pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival, thanked the German Foreign Minister for his country's "strong support" for the expanded India-EU..
IndiaTimes - Published

Russian artist under investigation over French sexting row

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky was put under formal investigation on Tuesday after the publication an online sexual chat that caused one of French President Emmanuel Macron's closest lieutenants to..
Reuters - Published

French prosecutors charge woman in sex tape scandal that toppled Paris mayoral candidate

French prosecutors on Tuesday filed two charges – invasion of privacy and publishing images of a sexual nature without consent – against the girlfriend of a Russian activist who leaked a sex video..
France 24 - Published

Sanofi teams up with U.S. agency against coronavirus

sanofi teams up with u.s. agency against coronavirus
PARIS — French drugmaker Sanofi is working with a U.S. government agency to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus from China, saying it could have a candidate ready for clinical trials within..
WorldNews - Published

Fashion House Chanel Cancels Beijing Show Due to Coronavirus

fashion house chanel cancels beijing show due to coronavirus
PARIS (Reuters) - Chanel has cancelled a show in China in May due to the coronavirus outbreak, the French fashion house said on Tuesday."... ......
WorldNews - Published

Resurgent conservative bids to swing Paris back to the right

While Emmanuel Macron’s camp has been shaken by his candidate’s resignation, conservative Rachida Dati has imposed herself as socialist incumbent Anne Hidalgo’s biggest opponent in the Paris..
France 24 - Published

Pyotr Pavlensky: The Russian artist behind French sex tape scandal

Russian political performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky finds himself at the centre of a French scandal after publishing a sex tape of a leading Paris mayoral candidate online. But it is just the latest..
France 24 - Published

Alstom to buy Bombardier rail unit

alstom to buy bombardier rail unit
Paris, Feb 18 (IANS) French train maker Alstom announced on Monday that it had reached a deal with Canadian train and plane maker Bombardier for the acquisition of its rail unit, Bombardier..
WorldNews - Published

Russian artist faces judge over sex tape that ended Macron ally's Paris mayoral bid

A Russian artist and his girlfriend will face a French judge Tuesday on charges of invasion of privacy and publishing images of a sexual nature without consent after releasing a sex video..
France 24 - Published

A citizens’ assembly on climate is pointless if the government won’t listen

a citizens’ assembly on climate is pointless if the government won’t listen
When MPs announced a citizens’ assembly on the climate emergency last June, two crucial things hadn’t yet happened: Boris Johnson’s takeover of the Conservative party; and the subsequent general..
WorldNews - Published

Equatorial Guinea argues luxury Paris mansion was part of embassy when raided

Equatorial Guinea argued on Monday that a luxury mansion in central Paris used by the son of the country's president was protected by diplomatic immunity when it was raided by French authorities in..
Reuters - Published

At FATF plenary, India to call out Pakistan for claiming Masood Azhar is missing

The FATF plenary, which started in Paris on Sunday, will take up the Pakistan dossier for discussion on Friday. Pakistan expects to get about 12 countries to speak in favour of getting it off the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Macron picks minister to lead Paris mayor battle after sexting scandal

French President Emmanuel Macron picked his widely respected health minister on Sunday to reinvigorate a campaign to win over Paris City Hall that fell apart when his previous candidate pulled out over..
Reuters - Published

French health minister to run for Paris mayor after Macron ally quits

French health minister Agnes Buzyn will run for Paris mayor after the previous ruling party candidate pulled out over a sexting scandal, party officials said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •France 24

French health minister to be picked by Macron's party to run for Paris mayor

french health minister to be picked by macron's party to run for paris mayor
PARIS (Reuters) - French health minister Agnes Buzyn will be selected by President Emmanuel Macron's party to run for Paris mayor after the previous candidate pulled out over a sexting scandal, a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Russian artist and girlfriend held over release of Paris politician's sex video

russian artist and girlfriend held over release of paris politician's sex video
The girlfriend of a Russian performance artist and activist who released a video of a sexual nature that prompted a Paris mayoral candidate to stand down is being questioned by police over her role in..
WorldNews - Published

Russian artist who published Paris mayor candidate kompromat arrested

A Russian dissident artist who published screenshots of sexual images that forced President Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris City Hall to pull out of the race was arrested in the French capital on..
Reuters - Published

Russian artist who released Macron ally sex tape arrested

A controversial Russian performance artist who claimed responsibility for making public sex videos that brought down a candidate for Paris mayor was detained by police Saturday, the prosecutor’s..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •BBC News

PSG collapses in draw vs. Amiens before Champs League game

psg collapses in draw vs. amiens before champs league game
PARIS — French league leader Paris Saint-Germain's defence collapsed in a 4-4 draw at struggling Amiens on Saturday. Error-strewn PSG trailed 3-0 and then recovered to lead 4-3 before conceding an..
WorldNews - Published

Chinese tourist in France becomes Europe's first coronavirus death

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, Paris said on Saturday, becoming the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic..
Reuters - Published

France usually shrugs at sex scandals but not this one

france usually shrugs at sex scandals but not this one
Benjamin Griveaux's departure shakes up the Paris mayor's race. With only a month to go before the vote, President Emmanuel Macron's party now does not have a candidate ......
WorldNews - Published

'People are suffering': French doctors cite funding, staff shortages in public hospitals

French public hospitals have been hit by walkouts for more than 10 months. Outside the Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris, pasted messages attest to rising anger and concern among medical staff,..
France 24 - Published

Sex tape triggers French ‘political earthquake’, leaving Macron’s Paris bid in tatters

Benjamin Griveaux’s troubled campaign for mayor of Paris came to a startling end on Friday after an online leak of sexual images led Emmanuel Macron’s close ally to pull out of the race, leaving..
France 24 - Published

French politicians outrage after sex tape ends Paris mayoral bid for Macron ally

Rivals from across France's political spectrum joined in a chorus of alarm and dismay Friday, and warned that French democracy is in danger after an online leak of sexual images led an associate of..
France 24 - Published

Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits over sexting row

French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after it was alleged he sent sexual..
Reuters - Published

Roger Federer: French Open only clay court appearance in 2020

roger federer: french open only clay court appearance in 2020
Roger Federer will play the French Open as his only clay-court tournament this season, says his agent Tony Godsick. The Swiss skipped the entire clay court season in 2017 and 2018 and last year played..
WorldNews - Published

Macron ally Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayor race after sex scandal

(Editor's note: This story contains language in the last paragraph that some readers may find offensive)
Reuters - Published

Griveaux, ally of France's Macron, withdraws from Paris mayoral race

griveaux, ally of france's macron, withdraws from paris mayoral race
PARIS (Reuters) - Benjamin Griveaux, French President Emmanuel Macron's preferred candidate for Mayor of Paris, said on Friday he had decided to withdraw his candidacy following what he said were..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax

facebook's zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax
"We also want tax reform and I'm glad the OECD is looking at this," Zuckerberg says in published extracts of a speech he will make in Germany on Saturday. "We want the OECD process to succeed so that..
WorldNews - Published

Candidate from Macron’s party withdraws from Paris mayoral race over sex tape allegations

French President Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor in March local elections told AFP Friday he was dropping out of the race after the release of a sex video on social media.
France 24 - Published

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