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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,140,526 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 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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Tear gas, dozens of arrests in fresh anti-Macron protest in Paris

French police fired tear gas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of "yellow vest" anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris. 
France 24 - Published

Fierce clashes erupt in Paris as Yellow Vests hit streets for 62nd consecutive weekend (VIDEO)

fierce clashes erupt in paris as yellow vests hit streets for 62nd consecutive weekend (video)
At least 59 people have been arrested in Paris after scuffles broke out between Yellow Vests and police on Saturday. The protests have gained new momentum fueled by a nationwide strike against the..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Paris

Blaze at Macron-visited Paris restaurant as pension protests continue [Video]Blaze at Macron-visited Paris restaurant as pension protests continue

A small fire was quickly put out at La Rotonde restaurant in the early hours on Saturday after a string of demonstrations across the city over pension reform proposals.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published


French Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Is Retiring [Video]French Designer Jean Paul Gaultier Is Retiring

French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said on Friday he will be retiring. The designer said that his show scheduled for next week in Paris would be his last. After a 50-year career on the catwalk,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Strikes block Paris' Louvre, leaving some tourist uproar [Video]Strikes block Paris' Louvre, leaving some tourist uproar

Visitors to the Lourve museum in Paris were left out in the cold on Friday, as protesters against pension refrom blocked its entrance. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Paris workers reluctantly ending strike action [Video]Paris workers reluctantly ending strike action

As the standoff between President Emmanuel Macron's government and French trade unions continue over pension reforms, some Paris workers are finding they can no longer afford to remain on strike. Adam..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper [Video]"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper

Climber scales Paris skyscraper in support of pension strikers

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:34Published

Sea Shepherd brings dead dolphins to central Paris to make their point [Video]Sea Shepherd brings dead dolphins to central Paris to make their point

They say certain fishing methods are seeing the dolphins accidentally killed.View on euronews

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South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week [Video]South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week

Lezanne Viviers, Rich Mnisi, Floyd Avenue and Clive Rundle bring a blast of colour and ethical fashion from 'Alkebulan' - the oldest name for 'Africa'.

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Former athletics chief Diack disappointed after judges postpone trial [Video]Former athletics chief Diack disappointed after judges postpone trial

Former IAAF chief Lamine Diack says he is disappointed after judges postponed the start of his corruption trial.

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People From Outside The US Do Not Have Confidence In Trump [Video]People From Outside The US Do Not Have Confidence In Trump

According to CNN, President Donald Trump does not care about being popular in foreign countries. In 2017, he said: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Trump made this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

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Paris retailers badly hit by French strikes [Video]Paris retailers badly hit by French strikes

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France commemorates Charlie Hebdo attack victims, five years on [Video]France commemorates Charlie Hebdo attack victims, five years on

France commemorated on Tuesday the cartoonists who were massacred by two gunmen at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris five years ago.View on euronews

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Paris pension protests continue [Video]Paris pension protests continue

Paris pension protests continue

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France: Hundreds of young migrants sleeping on streets [Video]France: Hundreds of young migrants sleeping on streets

Campaigners say many migrant children and teenagers are sleeping on the street in Paris - many alone without family.

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One dead and two wounded in knife attack near Paris [Video]One dead and two wounded in knife attack near Paris

French police shot dead a man near Paris on Friday after he went on the rampage with a knife in a park, killing one person and wounding two more, a prosecutor said. Emer McCarthy reports.

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New year brings no end to French rail strikes [Video]New year brings no end to French rail strikes

Strikes by French transport workers against government reforms to the pensions system continued into the new year entering their 29th day on Thursday, beating a previous record for a strike over..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe [Video]Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe

Moscow, Athens, Berlin, Paris and London saw in the new year in style. View on euronews

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Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out [Video]Stocks hold onto gains as 2019 closes out

As bourses around the world began closing out 2019 on Monday, most clung to recent gains on hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, a more optimistic growth outlook and a softer dollar. David Pollard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Ukraine swaps prisoners with pro-Russian separatists [Video]Ukraine swaps prisoners with pro-Russian separatists

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists carried out an all-for-all prisoner swap on Sunday, as hopes rise for a peaceful resolution to years of conflict. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Protesting French workers invade Gare de Lyon station in Paris [Video]Protesting French workers invade Gare de Lyon station in Paris

In Paris, half metro lines were announced to be running as normal, while many stations remained closed.View on euronews

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Mbappe dresses up as Santa for young PSG fans [Video]Mbappe dresses up as Santa for young PSG fans

Paris St. Germain's World Cup winning striker Kylian Mbappe made Christmas for a number of young PSG fans by dressing up as Santa Claus and gifting them presents.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

 

Paris's Louvre reopens after museum blocked by strikers

paris's louvre reopens after museum blocked by strikers
The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, reopened on Saturday after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Protesters gather at Paris theater to confront Macron over pension reform

Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theater in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife.
Reuters - Published

Paris protesters try to enter theatre attended by Macron

paris protesters try to enter theatre attended by macron
Dozens of protesters tried to enter a Paris theatre on Friday where French President Emmanuel Macron was spending the evening with his wife Brigitte. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier announces retirement

French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said Friday that his next Paris haute couture fashion show will be his last. 
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

France deploys radar system in Saudi Arabia to ‘reassure’ Riyadh

france deploys radar system in saudi arabia to ‘reassure’ riyadh
PARIS: France has deployed a radar system on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia to beef up its ally’s defences after missile attacks on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure in September, French..
WorldNews - Published

Benin Museum Celebrates Return of Precious Artifacts from France

benin museum celebrates return of precious artifacts from france
More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy — still awaits them. But on..
WorldNews - Published

Fashion's bad boy Jean Paul Gaultier bids farewell to the catwalk

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, known for dressing stars like Madonna and who cultivated an irreverent image as the industry's "bad boy", said on Friday that a fashion show in Paris next week would..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier bows out in Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the long-standing stars of the French fashion industry, said Paris Fashion Week, said his show scheduled for next week in Paris would be his last in a career that has pushed..
Reuters - Published

Recipe for success: France's pastry culture

This week, we’re in the gourmet aisles of one of Paris’s best loved department stores to talk about the French art of pastry making! While the country faces some stiff competition in the wider..
France 24 - Published

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

paris louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans
PARIS (AP) — Paris’ Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government’s plans to overhaul the pension system. The Leonardo Da Vinci..
WorldNews - Published

Strike over France's pension reform forces shut Louvre museum

The Louvre museum in Paris was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government’s plans to overhaul the pension system.
France 24 - Published

French filmmaker Ruggia charged in underage sex assault case on actress Haenel

French director Christophe Ruggia was charged on Thursday and placed under judicial supervision after 48 hours in police custody, the Paris public prosecutor's office said, over accusations of sexual..
France 24 - Published

PSA Group 2019 sales slump 10% after record 2018

psa group 2019 sales slump 10% after record 2018
PARIS — French carmaker PSA Group said on Thursday global sales fell 10% last year to 3.49 million units, compared with a record 3.88 million in 2018, as it suffered from declining volumes in China,..
WorldNews - Published

War of attrition: how France's Macron plans to grind down strikers

When French trade unions declared a nationwide strike to protest against planned pension reforms, Nicolas, a 34-year-old maintenance technician with the Paris metro, went on strike for three straight..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of asylum seekers waiting in streets, makeshift camps around Paris

After an asylum seekers’ camp in northern Paris was cleared last November, France plans to continue to break up others across the country. Although the number of places in shelters has doubled, with..
France 24 - Published

Ghett'Up: Bringing the US to the French suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis

FRANCE 24's new show Banlieue Project is a platform for residents of France’s disadvantaged suburbs to tell their own stories. We provide the camera and they film their experiences to break down..
France 24 - Published

French filmmaker detained over alleged sexual assault: prosecutors

French movie director Christophe Ruggia was taken into custody on Tuesday, Paris prosecutors said, over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was cast in one of his movies nearly..
Reuters - Published

Europeans to trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism

europeans to trigger iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism
Paris/London: Britain, France and Germany will trigger the dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, two European diplomats said on Tuesday, the biggest step the Europeans have..
WorldNews - Published

US director Spike Lee to lead Cannes film festival jury

us director spike lee to lead cannes film festival jury
PARIS (AP) — Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the..
WorldNews - Published

From beekeeping to fake priests, international movies find place at Oscars

From riots in modern Paris to beekeeping in North Macedonia, Oscar nominations on Monday for the best international feature film spanned a vast range of topics.
Reuters - Published

French designer cancels Paris fashion show, derailed by strike chaos

French designer Christophe Josse decided on Monday to cancel his catwalk show in Paris next week, blaming weeks of strikes against pension reforms for wrecking his preparations, just as the city gears..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron to press West African leaders over Sahel insurgency

President Emmanuel Macron will press five West African leaders on Monday to denounce anti-French sentiment in their countries over Paris's handling of an insurgency by Islamist militants, or risk..
Reuters - Published

French road strike drags despite government compromise

french road strike drags despite government compromise
Paris, France―A crippling French transport strike dragged into its 39th day on Sunday despite the government’s offer to withdraw the most contested measure of the pension reform plans that sparked..
WorldNews - Published

'French Spider-Man' scales Total tower in support of pension strikes

Alain Robert, the free climber dubbed the "French Spider-Man", on Monday scaled the Tour Total, a 48-storey skyscraper in Paris, to demonstrate support for workers striking against the government's..
Reuters - Published

Ashleigh Barty still on top but gap narrows ahead of Australia Open

ashleigh barty still on top but gap narrows ahead of australia open
Paris: Ashleigh Barty holds on to top spot in the WTA rankings released Monday but Karolina Pliskova has narrowed the gap heading into the Australia Open. Dumped out of the Brisbane International in..
WorldNews - Published

Cash for doping cover-up: trial of former athletics chief Diack to begin

cash for doping cover-up: trial of former athletics chief diack to begin
PARIS — Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body IAAF, goes on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal...
WorldNews - Published

Trial of former IAAF chief Diack set to start in Paris

The trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body the IAAF, will get under way in Paris on Monday.
BBC News - Published

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announces bid for second term amid debate on her vision, record

paris mayor anne hidalgo announces bid for second term amid debate on her vision, record
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo will officially run for a second term as those who live and work in Paris view the environmentally oriented leader in different ways. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

French delivery man's death sparks debate over controversial police restraint technique

Cédric Chouviat, a 42-year-old French delivery man, died on January 5 from a heart attack that he suffered when he was arrested by police in Paris two days earlier. Mobile phone videos released by..
France 24 - Published

Tear gas vs rocks: Anti-pension reform & Yellow Vests protests get heated in France (VIDEOS)

tear gas vs rocks: anti-pension reform & yellow vests protests get heated in france (videos)
Rallies against France’s pension reform and anti-government Yellow Vest protests have escalated into clashes with police in Paris and other cities. Police responded with tear gas as some protesters..
WorldNews - Published

France Rejects 11-Month Deadline UK Sets on EU Trade Talks

france rejects 11-month deadline uk sets on eu trade talks
France made it clear Friday that it does not want to be shackled to the tight deadline British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to impose for the upcoming free trade talks between Britain and..
WorldNews - Published

Airbus to boost US production of A320 planes

airbus to boost us production of a320 planes
PARIS (AFP) – European planemaker Airbus said Thursday that it would increase production of its best-selling A320 passenger jet in the United States, to seven per month from five starting......
WorldNews - Published

Macron defies French unions over retirement age in pension reform

macron defies french unions over retirement age in pension reform
By Caroline Pailliez PARIS (Reuters) - France's government defied trade unions on Friday by including a contested clause on raising the retirement age by two years in its draft legislation, amid signs..
WorldNews - Published

French FM warns Iran could have nuclear weapon within 1 to 2 years

french fm warns iran could have nuclear weapon within 1 to 2 years
PARIS - Iran could have nuclear weapons in one to two years if the country carries on violating the 2015 nuclear accord, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. "If they continue..
WorldNews - Published

‘We won’t give up’: French protesters defiant on day 36 of pension strikes

Hundreds of defiant protesters took to the streets of Paris on Thursday for a fourth day of nationwide demonstrations against the French government’s controversial pension reform plans.
France 24 - Published

France strikes: Chaotic scenes of vandalism and violence as unrest enters 36th day

france strikes: chaotic scenes of vandalism and violence as unrest enters 36th day
Chaotic scenes of violence were seen across France on Thursday, with police firing pepper spray at protesters, as strikes against Emmanuel Macron's entered their 36th day. Trade unions led doctors,..
WorldNews - Published

Paris retailers see sales halved as crippling strike drags on

Five weeks into strikes crippling French transport, Emile Sebbag is agonising over how to keep afloat his two Parisian clothing stores, deserted by shoppers as the backlash against France's pension..
France 24 - Published

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial in October on graft charges

former french president nicolas sarkozy to stand trial in october on graft charges
PARIS: Nicolas Sarkozy will on October 5 become France's first ex-president to stand trial on corruption charges in a case in which he is accused of trying to obtain classified information from a..
WorldNews - Published

Body Of 'Child Migrant' Found In Landing Gear Of Air France Flight

body of 'child migrant' found in landing gear of air france flight
The body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear of an Air France flight from the Ivory Coast to Paris, the airline said. The lifeless body was found after Flight 703 left Abidjan on Tuesday..
WorldNews - Published

'Child stowaway' found dead in plane's undercarriage in Paris

A body was discovered after an Air France flight had arrived in Paris from Ivory Coast.
BBC News - Published

Stowaway found dead at Paris airport after Ivory Coast flight: airline

The body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear of an aircraft that landed in Paris after a flight from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, carrier Air France said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Charlie Hebdo: France marks five years since Paris massacre

Ceremonies and social media posts honour the memory of those killed by militant Islamists in 2015.
BBC News - Published

No end in sight for hobbling French rail strikes after talks

no end in sight for hobbling french rail strikes after talks
PARIS (AP) � France's government and unions appeared still far apart after talks resumed Tuesday over proposed pension reforms that have triggered record-setting strikes, hobbling the country's train..
WorldNews - Published

France commemorates Charlie Hebdo terror attack, five years on

"Nothing will ever be as before", predicted Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo after two gunmen massacred cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris five years ago.
France 24 - Published

Charlie Hebdo trial opens in Paris with most suspects dead or presumed dead

charlie hebdo trial opens in paris with most suspects dead or presumed dead
As France prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks, the trial into the deadly assaults, which killed 12 people including prominent French cartoonists, opened in Paris..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

France enters crucial week of talks with unions on pensions

france enters crucial week of talks with unions on pensions
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to launch a crucial week of negotiations with labor unions amid nationwide protests and transport strikes against the government's plans to..
WorldNews - Published

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