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.
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
Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said on.. Firstpost - Published
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..
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..
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..
Work to restore Notre Dame cathedral after a devastating fire destroyed the roof and the famous spire. New footage from inside the Paris landmark shows the extent of the damage three months after the..
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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