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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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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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Videos for Paris


'Little Women' still relevant says Greta Gerwig [Video]'Little Women' still relevant says Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig, director and writer of the latest adaptation of the classic "Little Women" novel, said the plot is timeless, at the movie premiere in Paris on Thursday night (December 12).

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Uber Reveals Its Top Tourist Spots of 2019 [Video]Uber Reveals Its Top Tourist Spots of 2019

Of the top six, all but one are in New York City and Paris.

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Ukraine summit: Putin, Zelensky meet for first time at Paris peace talks [Video]Ukraine summit: Putin, Zelensky meet for first time at Paris peace talks

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Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire [Video]Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris to try and reach peace over east Ukraine, where 13,000 people have died in fighting since 2014. Caroline Malone reports

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'Stop Putin's war!' topless Femen protesters yell ahead of Ukraine summit in Paris [Video]'Stop Putin's war!' topless Femen protesters yell ahead of Ukraine summit in Paris

Police apprehended on Monday (December 9) topless Femen protesters who chanted slogans against Russia's leader outside the Elysee presidential palace in Paris ahead of a Ukraine crisis summit.

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Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap at summit [Video]Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap at summit

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held nine hours of talks in a Paris summit brokered by France and Germany.

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Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover [Video]Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover

Video shows Putin arriving to Normandy talks in limo, Merkel getting out of Mercedes and and Zelenskiy using crossover identical to one used by Macron

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Climate protests across Europe as COP25 summit enters second week [Video]Climate protests across Europe as COP25 summit enters second week

Madrid, Paris, Brussels and London are among the European capitals to host climate change protests View on euronews

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French activists demand stronger action on climate [Video]French activists demand stronger action on climate

French climate activists protested in Paris on Sunday, holding upside-down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron near the Eiffel Tower, and denouncing a lack of action on climate change.

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France rejects U.S. proposal on international tax reform [Video]France rejects U.S. proposal on international tax reform

France rejects a U.S. idea for companies to opt out of a proposed international tax reform, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday, urging Washington to negotiate in good faith. Ciara Lee..

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Thunberg says 'our voices' being heard but not translating into action [Video]Thunberg says 'our voices' being heard but not translating into action

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday the voices of climate strikers are being heard but politicians are still not taking action. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Can striking cops and transport freeze France? [Video]Can striking cops and transport freeze France?

Subway workers, bus drivers, teachers, police, and more: The protests over changes to France's pension system are grinding parts of the country to a halt. The outcome may depend on how long it can hold..

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The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black bring 'Jumanji' to London, Hart says he's on the mend [Video]The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black bring 'Jumanji' to London, Hart says he's on the mend

Actors Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black were in high spirits as they hit the red carpet in London on Thursday (December 5) for the premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level". The movie is a follow

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Violent scuffles erupt between police and 'black blocs' in Paris pension reform protest [Video]Violent scuffles erupt between police and 'black blocs' in Paris pension reform protest

French police on Thursday deployed tear gas and used pepper spray on protesters and 'black blocs' as a pensions reform protest in Paris turned rowdy.

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FIFA's Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe - Bach [Video]FIFA's Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe - Bach

Sebastian Coe's conflict of interests means he will have to wait to join the International Olympic Committee, says President Thomas Bach.

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First clashes break out in Paris on day one of national strikes [Video]First clashes break out in Paris on day one of national strikes

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Massive transport strike takes toll on Parisians' morning commutes [Video]Massive transport strike takes toll on Parisians' morning commutes

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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French police fire tear gas in western city of Nantes [Video]French police fire tear gas in western city of Nantes

French riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Nantes, as strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform pensions took hold across France.

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Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure [Video]Massive French strike prompts Eiffel Tower closure

The Eiffel Tower was closed on Thursday as employees took part in massive nationwide strikes against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform pensions.

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Stunt mountainbiker's adrenaline-fuelled view of Paris [Video]Stunt mountainbiker's adrenaline-fuelled view of Paris

Stunt mountainbiker Fabio Wibmer takes a different view of Lyon and Paris as he rides the streets and stairways of the cities.

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Sold! Paris real estate shines as London gets Brexit blues [Video]Sold! Paris real estate shines as London gets Brexit blues

Prime property in Paris is enjoying a boom as buyers go cold on London over Brexit worries. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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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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Ukraine conflict: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris

The Russian and Ukrainian leaders go into face-to-face talks to end the eastern Ukraine conflict.
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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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Ukraine: Paris talks with Russia aim to end eastern conflict

The first face-to-face talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine will take place in Paris.
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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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French police fire tear gas at protesters in Paris demonstration

French police fired tear gas and charged hooded protesters on Thursday at a demonstration in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plan.
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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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Factbox: France and others plan tax clampdown on digital giants

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration threatened to impose duties of up to 100% on French imports worth $2.4 billion after it concluded a tax on digital services imposed by Paris would be..
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France says primed to retaliate with EU over U.S. tariff threat against Paris

France and the European Union are ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acts on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports of champagne, handbags and other French..
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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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Men's Ballon d'Or: Can you name all players to have won award from 1990?

The winner of the men's 2019 Ballon d'Or will be announced in Paris on Monday - but can you name all those to have won it since 1990?
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Paris and Berlin at odds, but talk of rupture overblown

France and Germany have been at loggerheads in recent weeks, with differences over NATO and the future of Europe prompting some commentators to conclude that the two nations underpinning European unity..
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Paris auction offers chance to step into Napoleon's shoes

A pair of boots thought to belong to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is expected to fetch up to 80,000 euros ($88,176) at a sale in Paris' Drouot auctioneers on Friday.
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Bodies 'left to rot' at Paris-Descartes University donation centre

The facility at Paris-Descartes University closes while a government investigation is carried out.
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Ukraine president spoke to Germany's Merkel to prepare for summit on eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to prepare for a four-way summit in Paris next month, Zelenskiy's office said in a statement on Thursday.
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Mozart childhood portrait sold for €4m at Paris auction

The composer was a child prodigy on tour in Italy when he sat for the portrait.
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France's Macron says doesn't accept Russian missile moratorium

France has not accepted a moratorium offered by Russia on short-term and medium range missiles, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday after a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens..
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Iran : Invoking nuclear deal's dispute resolution mechanism impossible - TV

Iran rejected as "irresponsible" France's comments that Paris was seriously considering triggering a mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could lead to U.N. sanctions, Iranian Foreign Ministry..
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French police evacuate migrants from northern Paris site

French police started evacuating migrants on Thursday from an illegal camp site in northern Paris, the local police force said in a statement, as the government aims to show it is taking a tougher..
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Thousands of angry farmers park tractors in EU cities

Farmers in Paris, Dublin, and Berlin are angry over policy changes they say threaten their livelihood.
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French farmers clog highways to protest at 'agri-bashing'

French farmers angered by government policies that they say threaten their livelihoods drove convoys of tractors into Paris on Wednesday, obstructing commuter traffic and adding to the social unrest..
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Tens of thousands march in France to condemn domestic violence

Tens of thousands of people took the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday to protest against domestic violence, after more than 130 women are believed to have been killed by their..
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French Telethon 2019: Tight-rope walkers defy gravity for charity

Tight-rope walkers brave the heights above the business district of La Défense, outside Paris, in aid of charity.
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With Last Dance of the Dead, Yemeni artist paints message for France

Three dangling bodies painted against a blood red background shocked passersby in central Paris on Tuesday after a Yemeni artist unveiled a mural to denounce French arms' sales to the Saudi-led..
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Miniature Bronte manuscript returns to author's childhood home

A miniature manuscript written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte is returning to her childhood home in West Yorkshire after it was bought by a British museum at auction in Paris.
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Bronte Parsonage Museum bids to bring Charlotte's 'little book' home

The rare miniature story book is estimated to sell for £650,000 in Paris on Monday.
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Russia hands back captured naval ships to Ukraine before summit

Russia on Monday handed back three naval ships it captured last year to Ukraine, something Kiev wanted to happen before a four-way peace summit on eastern Ukraine next month in Paris.
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Kremlin confirms Putin to take part in Ukrainian peace summit in Paris

The Kremlin confirmed on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would take part in a four-way international summit in Paris on Dec. 9, an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to..
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