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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with a population of 2,148,271 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 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 2020 population of 12,278,210, 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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Parisian entertains neighbours with nightly quiz during confinement [Video]

Parisian entertains neighbours with nightly quiz during confinement

Confinement in France has seen some neighbours get together after the nightly clapping of healthcare workers.View on euronews

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A bird's eye view of the Paris lockdown [Video]

A bird's eye view of the Paris lockdown

Like in much of the rest of the world, time seems to have stopped in Paris.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published
Livening up lockdown: Top musical moments from around the world [Video]

Livening up lockdown: Top musical moments from around the world

From opera singers to saxophonists, musicians around the world have brought a bit of much needed cheer to their neighborhoods during coronavirus lockdown.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
COVID-19 patients transferred away to ease pressure on Paris hospitals [Video]

COVID-19 patients transferred away to ease pressure on Paris hospitals

It's part of moves to free up capacity in Paris with the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic expected in the coming week.View on euronews

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Silver Lining? COVID-19 Lockdowns Leave European City Air Cleaner [Video]

Silver Lining? COVID-19 Lockdowns Leave European City Air Cleaner

Lockdowns meant to battle the coronavirus has decreased air pollution in urban areas across Europe. According to Reuters, new satellite images showed reductions in average levels of noxious nitrogen..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published
Djokovic pledges one million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia [Video]

Djokovic pledges one million euros to help fight coronavirus in Serbia

The Novak Djokovic Foundation pledges one million euros to the battle against coronavirus in Serbia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:27Published
PSG sell out special jerseys, raise over 200,000 euros for hospitals [Video]

PSG sell out special jerseys, raise over 200,000 euros for hospitals

Paris St Germain raise over 200,000 euros for the battle against coronavirus by selling limited edition team shirts with the words "Tous Unis" on them.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:41Published
France extends lockdown as COVID-19 cases spread [Video]

France extends lockdown as COVID-19 cases spread

Lockdown measures extended nationwide until mid-April, with a wave of new infections expected in Paris and northern regions.

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Paris hospital fears being overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases increase [Video]

Paris hospital fears being overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases increase

It comes amid warnings hospitals in Paris are just two days from reaching a breaking point.View on euronews

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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Paris in lockdown from above [Video]

Paris in lockdown from above

Aerial footage shows a deserted Paris, as France enters its 11th day of lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. The country currently has more than 29,000 cases of the virus, with over 1,600..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published
Spain's crisis heightens as death toll surpasses 4,000 [Video]

Spain's crisis heightens as death toll surpasses 4,000

Spain's coronavirus lockdown was extended on Thursday to last until at least April 12 as Europe's second-worst hit country struggled to tackle a fast increase in the death toll. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
Parisian opera singer belts out balcony tunes during lockdown [Video]

Parisian opera singer belts out balcony tunes during lockdown

An opera singer in Paris is keeping his neighbours entertained during the countrywide lockdown by giving daily concerts from his balcony window. Every evening hits can be heard and all coming with an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published
Afro- Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus [Video]

Afro- Afro-jazz legend Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit 'Soul Makossa' died in Paris, according to a representative.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Drone footage reveals empty streets of Paris [Video]

Drone footage reveals empty streets of Paris

The normally busy streets of Paris, France are nearly empty after the French government put its 67 million people under lockdown on Tuesday (March 17) in an unprecedented act during peacetime due to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published
London Marathon postponed until October [Video]

London Marathon postponed until October

The London Marathon has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers have announced. The 40th edition of the race, which was due to take place on April 26, will now be held on October 4...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published
No Paris mayoral election delay despite coronavirus outbreak [Video]

No Paris mayoral election delay despite coronavirus outbreak

Despite the pandemic, France will go ahead with local elections on Sunday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published
Walt Disney To Shutter Disney Theme Parks In Florida And California Amid Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

Walt Disney To Shutter Disney Theme Parks In Florida And California Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Walt Disney Co. has announced it will close its theme parks in California and Florida and its resort in Paris. The decision is in response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic that is ripping across..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Conquering the coronavirus: the most pressing goal for these researchers in Paris [Video]

Conquering the coronavirus: the most pressing goal for these researchers in Paris

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'Mass panic' as travelers rush to get back to U.S. after Trump order [Video]

'Mass panic' as travelers rush to get back to U.S. after Trump order

Bleary-eyed and stressed, travelers scrambled at European airports to board flights to the United States on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping travel restrictions to curb the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published
Leo Varadkar pays tribute to Irish Americans [Video]

Leo Varadkar pays tribute to Irish Americans

Leo Varadkar has paid tribute to Irish-America for “changing the future of Ireland”. The Taoiseach had warm words for US Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying her statement in support of Ireland last year..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published
PSG players celebrate with fans after win in empty stadium [Video]

PSG players celebrate with fans after win in empty stadium

Paris St Germain players climb the stands at a Parc des Princes to celebrate with fans outside below.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published
PSG sink Dortmund in empty stadium to reach quarters [Video]

PSG sink Dortmund in empty stadium to reach quarters

Paris St Germain beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in an empty stadium to reach the Champions league quarter-finals.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:35Published

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