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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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Jeffrey Epstein case: France launches rape inquiry

The financier, who was facing sex charges in the US when he killed himself, had a home in Paris.
BBC News - Published

Paris prosecutor opens inquiry into whether Epstein committed crimes in France

The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Paris

Macron warns Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal [Video]Macron warns Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss the Brexit deadlock between the UK and the EU. Mr Macron has refused to budge on the Irish backstop agreement, but Mr Johnson..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

At least one killed after fire breaks out in hospital near Paris [Video]At least one killed after fire breaks out in hospital near Paris

The fire at the Henri Mondor hospital in Creteil broke out late on Wednesday night and was eventually brought under control in the early hours of Thursday morning. Rough cut (no reporter restrictions)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the..

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

Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance [Video]Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance

The European Union has restated its "single united position" over Brexit as Boris Johnson prepares for talks with the leaders of its most influential nations. The Prime Minister is set to meet German..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:22Published

Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences [Video]Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences

The Prime Minister has said he will enter talks with EU leaders "with a lot of oomph" as differences between the UK and EU's position over the Withdrawal Agreement remain. Boris Johnson is due to meet..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Building work restarts at Notre Dame cathedral after lead contamination fears [Video]Building work restarts at Notre Dame cathedral after lead contamination fears

Building work to secure the structure and prevent the collapse of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris resumed after the works were suspended over fears of lead contamination. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Neymar to miss PSG's Ligue 1 opener on Sunday [Video]Neymar to miss PSG's Ligue 1 opener on Sunday

PSG coach confirms that Brazilian superstar Neymar will miss their Ligue 1 opener at home to Nimes.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case [Video]Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

Brazilian police recommend no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Colombian fans celebrate first Tour de France win [Video]Colombian fans celebrate first Tour de France win

Colombian fans in Paris celebrated on Sunday as 22-year-old Egan Bernal became the first Colombian to win the Tour de France. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Первый колумбийский чемпион Тур де Франс [Video]Первый колумбийский чемпион Тур де Франс

На Елисейских полях в Париже колумбийцы отмечают победу Эгана Берналя в велогонке Тур де Франс

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de France in Paris [Video]Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de France in Paris

Team INEOS' Egan Bernal became the 2019 Tour de France champion on Sunday. He is the first Colombian to hold the title.

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

Glacier fears as Euro heatwave heads for Greenland [Video]Glacier fears as Euro heatwave heads for Greenland

The hot air that smashed European weather records this week looks set to move towards Greenland and could take the world's second largest ice sheet close to or below the record low, the United Nations..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Earnings: Vodafone jumps, Nestle sweetens, Renault in reverse [Video]Earnings: Vodafone jumps, Nestle sweetens, Renault in reverse

Vodafone jumps nearly 8% on plans to fold mobile mast operations into a new company, and Nestle posts its fastest sales growth in three years. But in a mixed set of earnings news on Friday, Renault cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Giant dinosaur bone discovered in France [Video]Giant dinosaur bone discovered in France

Paleontologists excavate the thigh bone of a dinosaur in southwestern France. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Europe heatwave: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands topple all-time high temperature records [Video]Europe heatwave: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands topple all-time high temperature records

Another heatwave gripping Europe has toppled all-time temperature records in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands — and further records could be broken in the UK and Paris today.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:10Published

LVMH, InBev lift European shares to 1-yr highs [Video]LVMH, InBev lift European shares to 1-yr highs

European stock markets hit a one year high on Thursday, as strong reports from drugmaker Roche, brewer AB Inbev and luxury goods house LVMH stood out in a torrent of earnings, David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Paris melts in the heatwave... literally [Video]Paris melts in the heatwave... literally

It took 10 minutes for this chocolate Eiffel Tower to melt in the Paris sun as the French capital sweltered in temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) on Wednesday. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Watch: Tourists cool off in Paris' fountains as France sizzles [Video]Watch: Tourists cool off in Paris' fountains as France sizzles

As Paris sizzled in the heatwave currently gripping France, some tourists sought relief in the fountains in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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

Salvini clashes with Macron after Paris and Berlin offer new migrant influx mechanism [Video]Salvini clashes with Macron after Paris and Berlin offer new migrant influx mechanism

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italy would not continue to be "Europe's refugee camp" after 14 EU members agreed to a new Franco-German migrant influx mechanism on Monday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:37Published

Performers on horseback surprise passengers at Paris train station [Video]Performers on horseback surprise passengers at Paris train station

Theatre of Centaur members on horseback riding around Paris Gare de L'Est train station for art performance

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

Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory [Video]Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Fears of football violence spark temporary e-scooter removal in Lyon [Video]Fears of football violence spark temporary e-scooter removal in Lyon

Authorities issued a 24-hour ban in large swathes of Lyon and parts of Paris to prevent a repeat of the violence observed after the African Cup of Nations semi-final last Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:09Published

Watch: Onboard footage from jet-powered flyboard during Bastille Day celebrations [Video]Watch: Onboard footage from jet-powered flyboard during Bastille Day celebrations

Onboard footage has emerged from a jet-powered flyboard as it stole the show at Paris' Bastille Day celebrations on Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:51Published

 

Climate activists demonstrate outside Brazil embassies in Paris and London

Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries' leaders over the issue of climate change intensified, while..
Reuters - Published

UK's Johnson in Paris: we will not set up border checks in Ireland

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that under no circumstances would the United Kingdom set up border checks on the boundary between EU member Ireland and the British region of..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Macron says UK faces 'historic vassalisation' in withering assessment of country's Brexit future ahead of PM's Paris trip

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

At least one killed after fire breaks out in hospital near Paris

At least one person was killed and eight injured after a fire broke out overnight in a hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, authorities said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Captain of migrant rescue vessel refuses honor from Paris

The German captain of rescue ships that saved hundreds of migrants' lives in the Mediterranean has turned down Paris's highest civilian award, accusing the city of hypocrisy over the treatment of..
Reuters - Published

British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a..
Reuters - Published

Paris waiter shot dead 'because service was too slow'

Customer reportedly opens fire because sandwich was not prepared quickly enough, police told
Independent - Published

Paris waiter 'shot dead over slow sandwich service'

A customer opened fire reportedly because his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough.
BBC News - Published

France opens criminal probe into death of Irish girl in Malaysia

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq

A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation.
Reuters - Published

Plane gets all-clear after passenger falls ill on flight to UK from Paris: Flybe

Over 100 passengers who were kept on a plane that landed at Manchester airport in northern England on Friday after a woman had fallen ill on the flight have been given the all-clear to disembark,..
Reuters - Published

Notre-Dame toxic fallout lawsuit turns heat on Paris authorities

An environmental protection group has filed a suit alleging lives were deliberately endangered after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, saying authorities failed to protect people..
Reuters - Published

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had recommended that rape charges not be filed against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel..
Reuters - Published

Cruz-Diez, Venezuelan kinetic artist, dies in Paris at 95

Carlos Cruz-Diez, a Venezuelan artist who shaped the field of kinetic and optical art during the 20th century, died in Paris on Saturday, his foundation said on its website on Sunday. He was 95.
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. could tax French wine in retaliation for digital tax

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would hit France shortly with a "substantial reciprocal action" - and warned a new American tax on French wine was possible - after Paris..
Reuters - Published

France tells UK PM Johnson: let's work on post-Brexit relationship

France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, a French minister said on..
Reuters - Published

We're ready to work with UK PM Johnson on post-Brexit relationship: French state minister

France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, France's state minister for..
Reuters - Published

Iran vows to secure Strait of Hormuz, urges diplomacy

Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris,..
Reuters - Published

Iran to secure Strait of Hormuz: Deputy Foreign Minister Araqchi

Iran will secure the Strait of Hormuz and not allow any disturbance in shipping in the key oil transport waterway, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday during a visit to Paris,..
Reuters - Published

Eight EU nations agree migrants deal, France says

The countries will share the resettlement of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, Paris says.
BBC News - Published

Prosecutors seek Air France trial over fatal 2009 Rio-to-Paris crash: source

French prosecutors want Air France to face trial over a fatal crash in 2009 involving flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed all 228 people on board, a judicial source said on..
Reuters - Published

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

Bastille Day: Police clash with yellow vests after parade

Yellow-vest protesters formed barricades and lit fires after the annual military event in Paris.
BBC News - Published

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

Bastille Day: Flyboard takes part in military display

France's annual military parade, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison, takes place in Paris.
BBC News - 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

'Black vest' protesters storm Panthéon in Paris

Hundreds of migrants occupy the city's Panthéon and demand the right to stay in France.
BBC News - 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

Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
BBC News - 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

Saudi princess on trial over Paris assault

Princess Hassa bint Salman allegedly ordered her bodyguard to beat up a workman but was not in court.
BBC News - 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

Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.
Reuters - Published

French police probed over rough break-up of climate demo

French prosecutors said on Monday they had opened a preliminary investigation after police used riot shields and pepper spray to clear scores of climate activists blocking a bridge over the Seine in..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron returning to Paris after EU summit suspended

French President Emmanuel Macron will return to Paris on Monday afternoon, a French presidency official said, after the breakdown of marathon negotiations between EU leaders over the allocation of the..
Reuters - Published

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