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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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Who is 'kicking down the door' for international selection? Garth's team of the week

Whose kit makes them look like they should be on the Paris catwalk? Who could be winning trophies in two years? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.
BBC News - Published

Women gather in Paris to protest against deadly domestic violence

Hundreds of women took part in so-called "die-in" protests in central Paris on Saturday, hoping to draw attention to domestic violence against women.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Paris

Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices [Video]Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices

Scientists have created an ‘artificial skin’ they say can give devices such as smartphones or tablets a more “human like” quality. The prototype, which has been designed to look like and mimic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Watch: Mysterious 'blob' goes on show at Paris zoo [Video]Watch: Mysterious 'blob' goes on show at Paris zoo

The blob doesn't have a brain but can solve problems, and has no mouth but can eat food. It heals itself in two minutes, moves 4cm per hour without limbs and has 720 sex organs.

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

Froome expects an open 2020 Tour de France after route revealed [Video]Froome expects an open 2020 Tour de France after route revealed

Multiple winner Chris Froome says the 2020 Tour de France route will give all the main rivals opportunities to win the race.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

Slow progress for Notre-Dame, months after fire [Video]Slow progress for Notre-Dame, months after fire

Renovations of Notre-Dame are taking "more time than expected" six months after a devastating fire, the Paris cathedral's archpriest, Patrick Chauvet, said on Tuesday. Ciara Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Activists spray paint Paris building of energy firm Total [Video]Activists spray paint Paris building of energy firm Total

Activists from the anti-capitalist group ATTAC vandalised the Total headquarters building in Courbevoie, Paris's business district, on Saturday (October 12)

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

Next stop, Place De Clichix: Paris metro stations renamed for Asterix [Video]Next stop, Place De Clichix: Paris metro stations renamed for Asterix

Getafix and Obelix joined festivities at Gare de Lugdunum.

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Paris police killer followed radical vision of Islam before attack, says anti-terror prosecutor [Video]Paris police killer followed radical vision of Islam before attack, says anti-terror prosecutor

In the weeks leading up to the attack, he had adopted an increasingly radicalised behaviour, the prosecutor said, justifying the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo newspaper that left 12 dead in Paris in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:23Published

Paris unveils Jeff Koons art dedicated to victims of Bataclan attacks [Video]Paris unveils Jeff Koons art dedicated to victims of Bataclan attacks

Paris unveiled an art piece on Friday by American artist Jeff Koons in tribute to victims of the November 2015 attacks in the French capital. Anna Bevan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

'March of Anger': French police demand better conditions [Video]'March of Anger': French police demand better conditions

Demonstrators marched from Place de la Bastille square to Place de la Republique square on Wednesday in response to growing anti-police sentiment linked to the 'yellow vest' protests, a wave of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

French police march in Paris for 'concrete action' against poor working conditions [Video]French police march in Paris for 'concrete action' against poor working conditions

Thousands of French police officers staged a "March of Anger" in Paris on Wednesday, decrying poor working conditions and anti-police hostility, which many of them say is on the rise. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Catwalk invader crashes Chanel show [Video]Catwalk invader crashes Chanel show

A woman jumped on stage to join models at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (October 1) in Paris's Grand Palais. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Gigi Hadid confronts catwalk intruder in Paris [Video]Gigi Hadid confronts catwalk intruder in Paris

American model Gigi Hadid escorted a catwalk gatecrasher during the final walk of Chanel's show in Paris. The show was for the label's Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

World leaders gather for funeral of France's Jacques Chirac [Video]World leaders gather for funeral of France's Jacques Chirac

About 30 foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, gathered on Monday in the French capital for the funeral of former president Jacques Chirac, who died last week aged 86. (Rpugh..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Giuliani On Who Paid Him To Investigate Biden: What Does It Matter?' [Video]Giuliani On Who Paid Him To Investigate Biden: What Does It Matter?'

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is now a central figure in Trump's impeachment scandal. Congress has launched an impeachment investigation into whether Trump misused his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Hundreds queue in Paris to say farewell to Jacques Chirac [Video]Hundreds queue in Paris to say farewell to Jacques Chirac

Hundreds braved the rain on Sunday to pay their respects to late French president Jacques Chirac lying in state at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:42Published

Parisians pay tribute to Jacques Chirac [Video]Parisians pay tribute to Jacques Chirac

Dozens of people braved the rain on Sunday to queue in front of the gates of Paris' Hotel des Invalides to pay their respects to late French president Jacques Chirac who died last week at the age of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Cheryl and Helen Mirren on star-studded catwalk in Paris [Video]Cheryl and Helen Mirren on star-studded catwalk in Paris

Dame Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria and Cheryl helped celebrate the theme of female empowerment as they took to the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. French cosmetic giant L'Oreal took over the city's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:16Published

Sandra Muller: French government advisor on gender violence is 'optimistic' despite court ruling [Video]Sandra Muller: French government advisor on gender violence is 'optimistic' despite court ruling

A Paris court ordered Sandra Muller to pay €15,000 in damages to a TV executive Eric Brion who she had accused of making sexually lewd remarks at a party.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:56Published

Former French President Chirac dies aged 86 [Video]Former French President Chirac dies aged 86

Former French President Jacques Chirac, who died on Thursday aged 86, dominated French politics for decades and stirred national pride with his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Mia..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Lanvin shows off capes and flowing looks in lush catwalk garden [Video]Lanvin shows off capes and flowing looks in lush catwalk garden

Models featuring sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid stroll through a garden in flowing dresses and pastel tones. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

Long-lost Italian painting found in kitchen could sell for $6 mln [Video]Long-lost Italian painting found in kitchen could sell for $6 mln

A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to six million euros and will be sold at auction next month. Lauren..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

YSL models walk runway for Paris Fashion Week against backdrop of Eiffel Tower [Video]YSL models walk runway for Paris Fashion Week against backdrop of Eiffel Tower

Yves Saint Laurent showcased their women's collection with spectacular projector light show at Paris Fashion Week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Paris climate change march ends with minor clashes and tear gas [Video]Paris climate change march ends with minor clashes and tear gas

French police fired tear gas and made over a hundred arrests in Paris on Saturday (September 21) as they dispersed "yellow vest" protesters attempting unauthorized rallies and black-masked..

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

Watch: Batman symbol beamed into sky as caped crusader turns 80 [Video]Watch: Batman symbol beamed into sky as caped crusader turns 80

Japan was first country to turn on the signal, with Berlin, Paris and London set to follow.

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Tear gas and violence as police clash with protesters in central Paris [Video]Tear gas and violence as police clash with protesters in central Paris

French police fired tear gas and dispersed a group of "black bloc" anarchists who disrupted a climate march in Paris on Saturday, after a tense morning with "yellow vest" protesters attempting..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

 

Paris art market reaps benefits of Brexit uncertainty

The Paris art scene believes it is winning from Brexit uncertainty, as more galleries are being opened in the French capital, currently hosting the giant FIAC art fair.
Reuters - Published

Why a brainless yellow 'blob' that can learn is mystifying scientists

A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.
BBC News - Published

France demands Iran release two of its citizens held since June

France demanded on Wednesday that Iran immediately release two of its nationals who have been held in prison since June, a situation that is likely to complicate Paris's efforts to defuse tensions..
Reuters - Published

French firefighters hit Paris streets in major protest

At least 5,000 firefighters from across France demanded better pay, pensions and working conditions.
BBC News - Published

Macron on course for clash with Merkel over EU talks with Balkan hopefuls

French President Emmanuel Macron was headed for a clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week after Paris was isolated on Tuesday in opposing starting membership talks with North Macedonia.
Reuters - Published

French police teargas protesting firefighters in Paris

French police fired tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday in clashes with firefighters protesting in Paris over their working conditions.
Reuters - Published

Notre-Dame restoration yet to start six months after the blaze

Six months after the massive fire that almost razed Paris' Notre-Dame, the restoration work at the iconic cathedral has not started in earnest and the official reopening date is yet to be determined,..
Reuters - Published

Tour de France: Froome's bid for fifth title may conclude on La Planche des Belles Filles time trial

Briton Chris Froome's bid for a fifth Tour de France title will conclude with a time trial at La Planche des Belles Filles before the ceremonial final stage in Paris on 19 July.
BBC News - Published

France 1-1 Turkey: World champions held in Paris

World champions France are held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in Paris to delay their qualification for Euro 2020.
BBC News - Published

France jails women for failed Notre Dame car bombing: report

A French court on Monday handed down sentences of at least 25 years in jail for two women with ties to Islamist militants who made a failed attempt to set off a crude car bomb outside Paris's..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Ukraine sees hope for 'last chance' peace summit in mid-November

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine's foreign minister..
Reuters - Published

French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer match

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le..
Reuters - Published

Kurds march in Paris and Athens to protest Turkish incursion into Syria

Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rallied in France and in Greece on Saturday to protest against Turkey's military action in northeast Syria.
Reuters - Published

Paris killings: Terror at heart of police HQ jolts France

The murder of four people is being seen as the worst assault in France since the Paris attacks of 2015.
BBC News - Published

Turning Paris's underground car parks into mushrooms farms

Paris is renovating many of its underground car parks and some are now growing mushrooms.
BBC News - Published

Amid fury in Paris, Macron warns EU of institution crisis over Commission jobs

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Friday of a "political crisis" between the EU's executive and its parliament after lawmakers rejected his pick for commissioner, while members of his party..
Reuters - Published

France summons Turkish envoy to Paris: diplomatic source

The French foreign ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to a meeting later on Thursday, a diplomatic source said, amid a wave of international criticism of Ankara's decision to send troops into..
Reuters - Published

France to ban demo in Paris police attacker's community

France is banning a planned demonstration that triggered outrage from politicians who saw it as honoring the attacker who killed four people in the Paris police headquarters last week.
Reuters - Published

French PM questions U.S. hesitations over northeast Syria

France's prime minister defended his country's policy in northeastern Syria on Tuesday saying that, unlike U.S. hesitations, Paris' priority remained to defeat Islamic State and preserve Kurdish-ked..
Reuters - Published

Paris knife attacker had USB drive with information about colleagues: media

An IT worker who killed four people at Paris police headquarters with a knife last week had a USB drive with personal details about his colleagues, French daily Le Parisien reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Paris police killings: Minister calls for 'automatic alerts'

A police worker who killed four colleagues in Paris had shown signs of radicalisation in 2015.
BBC News - Published

China criticizes EU, French 'hypocritical' reaction to Hong Kong protests

China's embassy in Paris on Monday strongly criticized French and European reaction to protests in Hong Kong calling it hypocritical and telling France to show empathy after it experienced its own..
Reuters - Published

France IVF bill: Protests gather thousands in Paris

Tens of thousands gathered to oppose a bill that would widen access to fertility treatments.
BBC News - Published

Thousands peacefully protest French IVF law, avoiding repeat of 2013 violence

An estimated 42,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully demonstrating against a draft law allowing lesbians and single women to conceive children with medical assistance,..
Reuters - Published

Notre-Dame: How an underwater forest in Ghana could help rebuild a Paris icon

Wood submerged in Ghana's Lake Volta is a "genius solution" to rebuilding the French cathedral, some say but others disagree.
BBC News - Published

French prosecutor finds signs of radicalization in Paris knife attacker

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said on Saturday an investigation had detected signs of "latent radicalization" in an attacker who knifed four co-workers to death at police headquarters in Paris..
Reuters - Published

French anti-terror investigators take over knife rampage probe

France's anti-terror prosecutor has taken over the lead in investigating a knife attack in which an IT worker at police headquarters in Paris killed four co-workers before a police officer shot him..
Reuters - Published

French anti-terror prosecutor takes on investigation in Paris attack

The Paris prosecutor's anti-terror unit has taken on the investigation into a deadly knife attack on police headquarters, a source at the prosecutor's office told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Paris knife attacker 'heard voices' on eve of rampage: source

The wife of the French IT worker who fatally stabbed four of his co-workers at Paris police headquarters has told investigators her husband heard voices in his head the night before the attack, a..
Reuters - Published

One woman, three men killed in Paris police HQ attack: prosecutor

One woman and three men were killed in a knife attack at the police headquarters in Paris on Thursday, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters.
Reuters - Published

Paris police employee stabs four people to death in force HQ, then is shot

An administration worker with Paris police killed four people in a knife attack at the force's headquarters in central Paris on Thursday before he was shot dead by an officer, police officials said.
Reuters - Published

Four people killed in Paris police HQ knife attack: police source

Four people have been killed in an attack on the police headquarters in Paris on Thursday, a police source told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Knifeman attacks officers at Paris police station

A man attacked police officers with a knife in the headquarters of the Paris police on Thursday and the attacker was killed, French media and sources close to the police said.
Reuters - Published

French police march in Paris for better working conditions

Thousands of French police officers marched in the streets of Paris on Wednesday, protesting against poor working conditions they say have led to dozens of suicides among their ranks since the..
Reuters - Published

France says conditions are met for a top-level meeting on Ukraine

France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday significant progress had been made in talks aiming to put an end to the long-running Ukraine crisis, adding the conditions were in place to hold a meeting in..
Reuters - Published

Gigi Hadid marches gatecrasher off the Chanel catwalk

A French comedian is ushered off stage during the Chanel fashion show in Paris by Gigi Hadid.
BBC News - Published

Jacques Chirac: Huge queues in Paris as France pays tribute

Thousands pay their respects as the former president lies in state on a day of national mourning.
BBC News - Published

Giuliani says Trump did not pay for his globetrotting push for Biden probe

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, says he met Ukrainian officials in Madrid, Paris and Warsaw this year as he pushed an investigation into one of Trump's main political rivals..
Reuters - Published

Moroccan king ill, forced to miss Chirac funeral service

Doctors have advised Morocco's King Mohammed VI to rest for several days to recover from a viral lung infection that forced him to miss a remembrance ceremony in Paris for France's late president..
Reuters - Published

Paris Fashion Week: Nine-year-old double amputee Daisy-May takes to the catwalk

Nine-year-old double amputee Daisy-May has modelled at London and New York Fashion week, and is now hitting the heights in Paris!
BBC News - Published

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