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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, 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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Mexico's leader willing to repatriate remains of strongman Diaz from Paris

Mexico's left-leaning President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he would support the idea of repatriating the remains of late strongman Porfirio Diaz if the bones of a revolutionary who..
Reuters - Published

Women's World Cup: In search of a major tournament in Paris

women's world cup: in search of a major tournament in paris
The world is watching the beautiful game in France - you just have to be in the right place to notice it in the nation's most beautiful city.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Paris

Crash puts champion Thomas in doubt for Tour de France [Video]Crash puts champion Thomas in doubt for Tour de France

Geraint Thomas' defence of his Tour de France title is in doubt after he crashed during a race in Switzerland.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:47Published

The biggest fresco of street art in Europe [Video]The biggest fresco of street art in Europe

Paris is now home to the largest fresco in Europe! It is the roof of Pavillon 3 of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

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

Ex UEFA Chief Platini Arrested In World Cup Investigation [Video]Ex UEFA Chief Platini Arrested In World Cup Investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Soccer Exec Michel Platini Detained In France [Video]Soccer Exec Michel Platini Detained In France

FILE PHOTO: Former UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to be heard in the arbitration procedure involving him and the FIFA in Lausanne, Switzerland, August..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

'Very poignant': Notre Dame holds first mass since Paris fire [Video]'Very poignant': Notre Dame holds first mass since Paris fire

Priests conduct the service in side chapel of the damaged cathedral unaffected by fire though structure is 'fragile'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:40Published

Notre Dame Holds First Mass Since Fire In April [Video]Notre Dame Holds First Mass Since Fire In April

According to a report by CNN, on Saturday evening, a small mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the first since a fire destroyed the structure's spire, parts of the roof and vault..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Cover Your Head: Congregants Don Hard Hats To Worship In Notre-Dame Cathedral [Video]Cover Your Head: Congregants Don Hard Hats To Worship In Notre-Dame Cathedral

A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday. According to Reuters, it's the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since devastating fire [Video]Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since devastating fire

Notre Dame Cathedral has hosted its first mass since a devastating blaze.exactly two months ago. For safety reasons, the mass was celebrated on a very small scale.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

US World Cup women 'ready to take on anything' [Video]US World Cup women 'ready to take on anything'

After thrashing Thailand 13-0 in their opening World Cup game, veteran US forward Carli Lloyd and team-mate Mallory Pugh say they hope the four day break between matches will help their team's chances..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

U.S. women impatient for next soccer World Cup match [Video]U.S. women impatient for next soccer World Cup match

Veteran U.S. player Carli Lloyd says her team would like to play their next match as soon as possible, following their 13-0 victory against Thailand.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

Watch: Paris zoo's resident artist Nenette the orangutan turns 50 [Video]Watch: Paris zoo's resident artist Nenette the orangutan turns 50

The Borneo-born ape arrived at the zoo aged three in 1972 and took up painting several years ago. She works in crayon and watercolour, on paper or using the glass of her enclosure as a canvas.

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

Paris zoo's painting orangutan Nenette turns 50 [Video]Paris zoo's painting orangutan Nenette turns 50

France's most famous orangutan delighted zoo visitors with her artistic antics on Thursday (June 13), three days ahead of her 50th birthday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Brazil's President Says He Believes Neymar Is Innocent [Video]Brazil's President Says He Believes Neymar Is Innocent

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he supports Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. The Brazilian soccer star was recently accused of raping a model in Paris. Activists said the president’s support..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Confidence restored, Macron revives French reform drive [Video]Confidence restored, Macron revives French reform drive

As the Yellow Vest protests wane, French president Emmanuel Macron is reviving a drive to reform the country's pensions and benefits. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Semenya wins in Montreuil, intends to defend 800m world title [Video]Semenya wins in Montreuil, intends to defend 800m world title

Caster Semenya wins the 2,000 metres in Montreuil and says she “will never take drugs” to suppress her testosterone.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:45Published

Scooter Rider Killed In Truck Accident In Paris [Video]Scooter Rider Killed In Truck Accident In Paris

CNN reports a man on an electric scooter was killed by a truck in Paris on Monday. The fatal accident occurred in the northern neighborhood of Goutte d'Or. It is the first death involving an electric..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Nadal shows off French Open title [Video]Nadal shows off French Open title

French Open champion Rafael Nadal showed off to gathered media the French Open trophy he has gotten used to holding for more than a decade on Sunday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:30Published

Nadal says not obsessed about Federer's record [Video]Nadal says not obsessed about Federer's record

Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title on Sunday (June 9) but says matching Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an obsession.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Nadal Not Worried About Beating Federer's Record [Video]Nadal Not Worried About Beating Federer's Record

PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title on Sunday but says matching Roger Federer’s haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Thiem goes from 'heaven to hell' at the French Open [Video]Thiem goes from 'heaven to hell' at the French Open

French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem described his 24 hour journey of beating Novak Djokovic to losing to Rafael Nadal as going from 'heaven to hell'.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Nadal Wins Incredible 12th French Open [Video]Nadal Wins Incredible 12th French Open

PARIS (Reuters) - Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

French Open women's singles champion Ashleigh Barty shows off trophy [Video]French Open women's singles champion Ashleigh Barty shows off trophy

Barty shows off the French Open trophy

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris [Video]Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday (June 8) to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Thiem looks ahead to Thiem looks ahead to "ultimate challenge" against Nadal in final

Dominic Thiem wins weather-hampered epic against Novak Djokovic who said the first day of play was in 'hurricane-like' conditions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:06Published

 

France's Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets announcements on enrichment

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he regretted Iran's announcement that it would exceed the allowed enriched uranium limit, but that Paris would hold talks with Iran and its partners to..
Reuters - Published

Chad opposition leader arrested in France on crime against humanity charges

France has arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Worshippers in safety hats attend Notre-Dame's first mass since fire

A small congregation in white hard hats attended mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago.
Reuters - Published

Beyond Walls: Huge biodegradable artwork graces Paris park

beyond walls: huge biodegradable artwork graces paris park
The biodegradable fresco stretches along the famous Champ de Mars park in Paris.
BBC News - Published

First electric scooter user killed in Paris traffic accident

A 25-year-old man on an electric scooter has died after being hit by a van in Paris in the first deadly collision with a vehicle since they appeared on the streets of the French capital a year ago.
Reuters - Published

Nadal racks up 12th French crown as Thiem runs out of steam at Roland Garros

Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian..
Reuters - Published

Bionic Showgirl shakes up cabaret

bionic showgirl shakes up cabaret
Viktoria Modesta, who chose to have her own leg amputated, takes to the stage at the Crazy Horse in Paris.
BBC News - Published

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