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Paris: Capital of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,150,271 residents as of 2020, 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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Nine-year-old runs from London to Paris and rows the Channel at home for the NHS [Video]

Nine-year-old runs from London to Paris and rows the Channel at home for the NHS

A nine-year-old has successfully run the distance from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower at home to raise money for the NHS – and says he might cycle the return trip next week. Josh Hall from Blean, Kent,..

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Paris airport's 'new normal' comes with UV tunnel, thermal cameras [Video]

Paris airport's 'new normal' comes with UV tunnel, thermal cameras

Paris's Orly Airport has ramped up security measures as it prepares to resume commercial flights after a nearly three-month hiatus. Edward Baran reports.

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Eiffel Tower re-opens with new rules [Video]

Eiffel Tower re-opens with new rules

The Eiffel Tower on Thursday welcomed back visitors after the coronavirus outbreak forced the Paris landmark into its longest period out of action since World War Two.

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French stadiums to allow fans in from July 11 - government [Video]

French stadiums to allow fans in from July 11 - government

French government say that stadiums can re-open to fans on July 11

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Extinction Rebellion sprays Medef employers' association HQ in Paris with fake blood [Video]

Extinction Rebellion sprays Medef employers' association HQ in Paris with fake blood

Using a tried and tested protest method, Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists sprayed the Medef employers' association headquarters in Paris with fake blood.View on euronews

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Neymar loses lawsuit with Barcelona over bonus [Video]

Neymar loses lawsuit with Barcelona over bonus

PSG and Brazil forward Neymar ordered to pay his former club Barcelona 6.7 million euros after losing a lawsuit over an unpaid bonus.

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Joint flypast commemorates WWII resistance [Video]

Joint flypast commemorates WWII resistance

The Red Arrows and La Patrouille de France soared over Paris on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle's radio address calling for resistance to the Nazi occupation of France during..

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Red Arrows fly over London and Paris to mark Charles de Gaulle's to mark historic broadcast [Video]

Red Arrows fly over London and Paris to mark Charles de Gaulle's to mark historic broadcast

The Red Arrows and their French equivalent, Patrouille De France performing a flypast of Paris and London during French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the UK on Thursday.

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Athletics' Lamine Diack arrives for last day of Paris corruption trial [Video]

Athletics' Lamine Diack arrives for last day of Paris corruption trial

Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' governing body who is standing trial on charges of corruption, arrives on the last day of hearings at a Paris court.

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ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption [Video]

ATP and WTA Tours announce August resumption

The men's ATP Tour and women's WTA Tour issue revised calendars for the resumption of professional tennis after the shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Scuffles as bargain hunters crowd Lidl launch in France [Video]

Scuffles as bargain hunters crowd Lidl launch in France

French police pushed back several hundred people jostling to get their hands on cut-price PlayStation 4s at the launch of a new Lidl supermarket outside Paris on Wednesday.

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Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit [Video]

Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit

Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard..

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Salut! Bars, Restaurants In France To Reopen Sooner Than Expected [Video]

Salut! Bars, Restaurants In France To Reopen Sooner Than Expected

France will be lifting some coronavirus pandemic restrictions sooner than previously thought. According to Business Insider, all of mainland France, including Paris, will become a 'green zone' on..

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Cavani and Silva to leave Paris St Germain [Video]

Cavani and Silva to leave Paris St Germain

File footage of Paris St Germain's record goalscorer Edinson Cavani and captain Thiago Silva who will both leave the club after the conclusion of the Champions League campaign.

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Anti-racism protesters clash with police in France [Video]

Anti-racism protesters clash with police in France

Riot police fired tear gas and charged at pockets of violent protesters at anti-racism rallies in Paris and Nantes, France on Saturday, as a wave of anger continues to sweep the world following the..

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Thousands protest police brutality and discrimination in Paris [Video]

Thousands protest police brutality and discrimination in Paris

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to demonstrate against police brutality and racism.View on euronews

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Angry French police throw handcuffs away in protest at claims of racism [Video]

Angry French police throw handcuffs away in protest at claims of racism

Police in Bordeaux throw handcuffs away in an angry gesture while others protested in Paris against the government's response to mounting criticism of police violence and racism.

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Stolen Banksy artwork found in Italian farmhouse [Video]

Stolen Banksy artwork found in Italian farmhouse

A mural by secretive British street artist Banksy that was stolen from the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where Islamist militants killed 90 people in 2015, has been found in a farmhouse in central Italy,..

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Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan found in Italy [Video]

Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan found in Italy

The image of a girl in mourning had been painted on one of the exits of the Paris concert hall to commemorate the victims of the November 2015 terror attacks.View on euronews

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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris..
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Pepper spray and scuffles as bargain hunters crowd Lidl launch in France

French police pushed back several hundred people jostling to get their hands on cut-price PlayStation 4s at the launch of a new Lidl supermarket outside Paris on Wednesday.
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Clashes at health worker protest in Paris; police blame anarchists

Paris police blamed violent fringe groups for hijacking a peaceful protest by health workers in central Paris on Tuesday, where at least one car was overturned and projectiles were hurled at police..
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Fringe groups hijack peaceful health workers protest, says Paris police

Fringe groups hijacked a peaceful health workers protest in Paris on Tuesday, Paris police said, overturning at least one car and hurling projectiles at police lines.
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French police fire tear gas at health workers' demonstration in Paris

French police fired tear gas at a health workers' demonstration in Paris on Tuesday, according to a Reuters reporter on the scene.
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In Paris, the Pompidou Centre prepares to reopen with one-way system and masks

The Pompidou Centre in Paris, home to Europe's largest modern art collection, will be left 20 million euros out of pocket by the coronavirus crisis but its director Serge Lasvignes has a more pressing..
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France wants talks over 'aggressive' Turkish posture in Libya

France wants talks with NATO allies to discuss Turkey's increasingly "aggressive" and "unacceptable" role in Libya, a French presidential official said on Monday, underscoring increased tensions..
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Paris restaurants reopen fully, still wary about post-lockdown

Paris restaurants reopened indoor dining halls on Monday as the government relaxed one of the last major coronavirus constraints, but with virtually no tourists and many French people still working..
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France's Macron says restaurants to reopen in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that mainland France would go into a so-called "green zone" from Monday with restaurants reopening in Paris as the country has been gradually exiting a..
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Police converge at Paris' Arc de Triomphe to protest government line

Dozens of police cars converged at the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris on Saturday in defiance of the government, days after authorities promised "zero tolerance" for racism within law enforcement..
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Anti-racism protesters clash with police in Paris

Riot police fired tear gas to prevent thousands of anti-racism protesters marching through central Paris on Saturday, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African..
Reuters - Published

Police use tear gas in Paris protest

Police fired tear gas at protesters on Saturday in central Paris, where thousands gathered for a demonstration against racism and police violence.
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Several thousand rally in Paris anti-racism protest

Several thousand anti-racism protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George..
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French court allows access to archives on 1994 Rwanda genocide

France's top administrative court on Friday ruled that a researcher could access former President Francois Mitterrand's archives on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, marking a further step to ease tensions..
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Rain stops play for COVID-hit Paris cafes

Guillaume Artru, co-owner of a Paris restaurant, has seen his business battered first by COVID-19, then by one of Europe's strictest lockdown regimes, and now by a new adversary: the weather.
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'Stop buying social peace at our expense', French police tell government

French police marched in protest along the Champs Elysees boulevard to the interior ministry in Paris on Friday, accusing the government of scapegoating law enforcement agencies as public anger over..
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Paris police ask shops to close due to risk of disorder at Saturday protest

The Paris police department said it had called for shops and businesses in districts from Republique to Opera to close on Saturday due to risks of public disorder at a demonstration.
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Iran says will now send Ukraine airliner black boxes to Paris: sources

Iran told the U.N.'s aviation agency on Wednesday that it would send black boxes from a downed Ukrainian jetliner to Paris for analysis, once countries involved in the investigation agree, two sources..
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Anti-racism protesters take a knee in silence in Paris

Hundreds of anti-racism protesters in Paris took a knee and held an eight minute silence on Tuesday in memory of George Floyd, the black American whose death after a police officer knelt on his neck..
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Eiffel Tower in Paris to welcome back visitors on June 25

The Eiffel Tower in Paris will reopen on June 25 from its longest closure since World War Two after being forced to shut for more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tower's..
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Paris prosecutor opens probe into handling of COVID-19 crisis

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary inquiry into the authorities' response to the coronavirus epidemic, to determine whether any criminal offences might have been committed.
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Workers start to remove charred scaffolding around Notre-Dame Cathedral

Workers began on Monday the delicate and risky task of dismantling 200 tonnes worth of charred and twisted scaffolding left surrounding the centuries-old Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris after last year's..
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Fearing violence, France bans George Floyd protests at U.S. Embassy, Eiffel Tower

French police banned demonstrations planned outside the U.S. Embassy and on the lawns near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday as protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in..
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Paris bans George Floyd protest planned at U.S. Embassy

French police have banned a demonstration planned to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Paris on Saturday as protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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France's Bastille Day military parade replaced by ceremony in Paris

France's Bastille Day military parade marking its national day will be replaced by a ceremony on the Place de la Concorde square in central Paris, President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday.
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Outdoor seating only: Parisian cafes eke out space along sidewalks

The Cafe de Flore in Paris, once a favourite drinking hole of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, spread its tables along the pavement, in front of the neighbouring book store, and reopened on..
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Paris bans demo over black Frenchman who died in 2016 police operation

Paris police banned on Tuesday a demonstration planned in memory of Adama Traore, a 24-year old black Frenchman who died in a 2016 police operation which some have likened to the death of George Floyd..
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Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd

A few dozen protesters knelt in silence and held signs in front of the U.S. embassy in Paris on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, an African-American whose death in police custody last week has..
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France's Louvre museum to reopen July 6, Versailles June 6

The Louvre museum in Paris will reopen on July 6, it said on Friday, as France's historical and cultural sites emerge gradually from the coronavirus lockdown.
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France's tourism industry asks itself: can we save summer?

Serge Coeroli has given the shelves behind the bar of his Paris restaurant a new lick of paint, in anticipation of customers returning now that lockdown rules in France are easing.
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France to open bars and beaches in second phase of easing lockdown

France will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen from June 2, though with more restrictions in Paris than elsewhere, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday as he announced the next..
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We want money not medals, say protesting French health workers

Hundreds of healthcare workers demonstrated outside a hospital in Paris on Thursday to demand better pay and more resources for a public health sector on the frontline of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Paris no longer deemed a 'red' coronavirus danger zone: French PM

Paris is no longer deemed to be a "red" coronavirus danger zone, the risks posed by the virus moving down a notch to "orange", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
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Paris to reopen parks and public gardens on June 2: mayor

Paris will reopen parks and public gardens from June 2, the city's mayor said on Thursday on its websites.
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Michelin-starred takeout: French chef Guy Savoy turns to lockdown deliveries

It's not your typical takeout menu, even in Paris: raw trout in a sour cream followed by quail confit with a cauliflower and almond sauce. Then again, in normal times three-star Michelin chef Guy Savoy..
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Riot police deployed as youths set cars ablaze in Paris suburbs

Riot police were deployed in force as youths set cars ablaze in some low-income housing estates in the Paris suburbs overnight, online news reports and postings on Twitter showed on Wednesday, amid..
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Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga brought before French court

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arraigned before a French public prosecutor on Tuesday, three days after police swooped on his hideout in a Paris suburb, ending a 26-year manhunt.
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Children of Rwandan genocide fugitive Kabuga led police to Paris-area hideout

French intelligence agents spied on the children of Rwanda's most-wanted genocide fugitive to track him down to an apartment in a Paris suburb and end a 26-year-long manhunt, the head of the police..
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Visitors return to European landmarks, but only in miniature

Visitors were back at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, London's Houses of Parliament and the Grand Place in Brussels on Monday, not flouting lockdowns but at the reopened Mini-Europe miniature theme park.
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Explainer: The U.N. tribunal set up to try Rwanda genocide perpetrators

French gendarmes arrested Felicien Kabuga, wanted for allegedly financing the Rwandan genocide, near Paris on May 16 after a global manhunt spanning more than a quarter of a century.
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Youths clash with police in Paris suburb of Argenteuil

Youths clashed with police into the early hours of Monday in a Paris suburb after the death of a young man in a motorcycle accident, which some in the community blamed on the police, Le Parisien..
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'He wouldn't say a word' - Rwanda genocide fugitive lived incognito in Paris

Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga, whose arrest on Saturday ended 26 years on the run, was a frail, elderly man who said little to neighbours and who would take a stroll most days outside of..
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Factbox: What happened in Rwanda's 1994 genocide?

Police in Paris have arrested Rwanda's most wanted man, Felicien Kabuga, an alleged architect of the genocide that killed about 800,000 people more than 25 years ago.
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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in France after decades on the run

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice..
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Vande Bharat's Phase II: AI to open bookings on select repatriation flights from India on Thursday

Air India will open bookings on Thursday evening on select repatriation flights to be operated from India to the USA, the UK, Australia, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore under the second phase of the..
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French Health Minister says 'no' to Paris Mayor demand to re-open parks

French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday that parks and gardens would remain closed in Paris and the greater Paris region to limit the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections as..
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