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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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France opens criminal probe into death of Irish girl in Malaysia

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

France's Notre-Dame Cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after April fire; work to secure structure will resume next week

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

Videos for Paris

IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Neymar to miss PSG's Ligue 1 opener on Sunday [Video]Neymar to miss PSG's Ligue 1 opener on Sunday

PSG coach confirms that Brazilian superstar Neymar will miss their Ligue 1 opener at home to Nimes.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case [Video]Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

Brazilian police recommend no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Colombian fans celebrate first Tour de France win [Video]Colombian fans celebrate first Tour de France win

Colombian fans in Paris celebrated on Sunday as 22-year-old Egan Bernal became the first Colombian to win the Tour de France. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Первый колумбийский чемпион Тур де Франс [Video]Первый колумбийский чемпион Тур де Франс

На Елисейских полях в Париже колумбийцы отмечают победу Эгана Берналя в велогонке Тур де Франс

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de France in Paris [Video]Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de France in Paris

Team INEOS' Egan Bernal became the 2019 Tour de France champion on Sunday. He is the first Colombian to hold the title.

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

Glacier fears as Euro heatwave heads for Greenland [Video]Glacier fears as Euro heatwave heads for Greenland

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Earnings: Vodafone jumps, Nestle sweetens, Renault in reverse [Video]Earnings: Vodafone jumps, Nestle sweetens, Renault in reverse

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Giant dinosaur bone discovered in France [Video]Giant dinosaur bone discovered in France

Paleontologists excavate the thigh bone of a dinosaur in southwestern France. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Europe heatwave: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands topple all-time high temperature records [Video]Europe heatwave: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands topple all-time high temperature records

Another heatwave gripping Europe has toppled all-time temperature records in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands — and further records could be broken in the UK and Paris today.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:10Published

LVMH, InBev lift European shares to 1-yr highs [Video]LVMH, InBev lift European shares to 1-yr highs

European stock markets hit a one year high on Thursday, as strong reports from drugmaker Roche, brewer AB Inbev and luxury goods house LVMH stood out in a torrent of earnings, David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Paris melts in the heatwave... literally [Video]Paris melts in the heatwave... literally

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Watch: Tourists cool off in Paris' fountains as France sizzles [Video]Watch: Tourists cool off in Paris' fountains as France sizzles

As Paris sizzled in the heatwave currently gripping France, some tourists sought relief in the fountains in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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

Salvini clashes with Macron after Paris and Berlin offer new migrant influx mechanism [Video]Salvini clashes with Macron after Paris and Berlin offer new migrant influx mechanism

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italy would not continue to be "Europe's refugee camp" after 14 EU members agreed to a new Franco-German migrant influx mechanism on Monday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:37Published

Performers on horseback surprise passengers at Paris train station [Video]Performers on horseback surprise passengers at Paris train station

Theatre of Centaur members on horseback riding around Paris Gare de L'Est train station for art performance

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

Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory [Video]Algerians celebrate wildly after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time on Friday when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Fears of football violence spark temporary e-scooter removal in Lyon [Video]Fears of football violence spark temporary e-scooter removal in Lyon

Authorities issued a 24-hour ban in large swathes of Lyon and parts of Paris to prevent a repeat of the violence observed after the African Cup of Nations semi-final last Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:09Published

Watch: Onboard footage from jet-powered flyboard during Bastille Day celebrations [Video]Watch: Onboard footage from jet-powered flyboard during Bastille Day celebrations

Onboard footage has emerged from a jet-powered flyboard as it stole the show at Paris' Bastille Day celebrations on Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:51Published

Restoration work continues on Notre Dame cathedral after fire [Video]Restoration work continues on Notre Dame cathedral after fire

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

France urges G7 to reach global corporate tax deal [Video]France urges G7 to reach global corporate tax deal

Paris defied U.S. President Donald Trump last week by passing a tax on big digital firms' revenues in France despite a threat from him to launch a probe that could lead to trade tariffs.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published

Full extent damage to Notre-Dame seen during minister's visit [Video]Full extent damage to Notre-Dame seen during minister's visit

The full extent of the destruction to Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was laid bare on Wednesday as French culture minister Franck Riester visited to look at renovation efforts.

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

Watch back: Bastille Day fireworks in Paris [Video]Watch back: Bastille Day fireworks in Paris

The traditional fireworks display is organised to celebrate Bastille Day.

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

French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade [Video]French police fire tear gas as protests follow Bastille Day parade

During Sunday's Bastille Day parade in Paris, dozens of yellow vests activists, with yellow balloons and a lot of noise, tried to mix with the audience. Police intervened to keep them away from the..

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

'Yellow Vests' clash with police in Paris after Bastille Day parade [Video]'Yellow Vests' clash with police in Paris after Bastille Day parade

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from the Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday (July 14), a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had presided over the Bastille Day military parade.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

 

U.N. expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq

A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation.
Reuters - Published

Plane gets all-clear after passenger falls ill on flight to UK from Paris: Flybe

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
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