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Paris: Capital and most populous city of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 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 2017 population of 12,174,880, 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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Garbage collector uses TikTok to keep Paris clean [Video]

Garbage collector uses TikTok to keep Paris clean

Ludovic Franceschet has become an unlikely youth culture hit in France with time-lapse videos of him sweeping up piles of trash, dancing and making heart-felt appeals to people to keep the planet..

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Justin Bieber celebrates birthday with Paris rooftop video shoot [Video]

Justin Bieber celebrates birthday with Paris rooftop video shoot

Justin Bieber spent his 27th birthday shooting a music video on a Paris hotel roof on Monday.

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Fashion students kick off Paris fashion week [Video]

Fashion students kick off Paris fashion week

With a collection called "Toxique, c'est chic", which showcases the knitting techniques he perfected under COVID-19 lockdown at home, James Giltner is among aspiring designers stepping into the..

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Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption and sentenced to prison [Video]

Nicolas Sarkozy convicted of corruption and sentenced to prison

A Paris court has found French former president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.The 66-year-old..

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Kyiv calls for new summit on seventh anniversary of Russia's Crimea annexation [Video]

Kyiv calls for new summit on seventh anniversary of Russia's Crimea annexation

Speaking in Paris, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called for a new summit with Russia, France and Germany on the ongoing conflict in the Donbas region.

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Paris to close its historical bird market [Video]

Paris to close its historical bird market

Paris has voted to close its 19th-century bird market, deeming it inappropriate for this day and age.

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France-Scotland Six Nations clash postponed due to further coronavirus case [Video]

France-Scotland Six Nations clash postponed due to further coronavirus case

Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations trip to Paris on Sunday has been postponed after France reported another positive coronavirus case among their playing squad.

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Unseen Van Gogh goes on public display before Sotheby's auction in March [Video]

Unseen Van Gogh goes on public display before Sotheby's auction in March

The work depicts a rarely seen view of Paris in the nineteenth century. 'Scène de rue à Montmartre' shows how the busy suburb used to be a rural, tranquil place.

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Van Gogh's 'A street scene in Montmartre' on public view for the first time [Video]

Van Gogh's 'A street scene in Montmartre' on public view for the first time

A painting of a Paris street scene by Vincent Van Gogh is to be shown to the public for the first time, after spending more than a century behind closed doors in the private collection of a French..

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Gerard Depardieu charged with rape [Video]

Gerard Depardieu charged with rape

The Green Card star, 72, is accused of sexually assaulting a young actress at his Paris apartment in 2018, when she was 22.

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Brexit capital gains: Will Europe's financial hubs steal London's crown now the UK has quit the EU? [Video]

Brexit capital gains: Will Europe's financial hubs steal London's crown now the UK has quit the EU?

Boris Johnson said Brexit would enable the City of London to 'prosper as never before'. But the winners so far are the likes of Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt and Paris.

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Exiled dissidents protest outside FATF headquarters to urge blacklisting Pakistan for terror financing [Video]

Exiled dissidents protest outside FATF headquarters to urge blacklisting Pakistan for terror financing

Exiled protesters from Pakistan, Tibet and Hong Kong assembled outside the base camp of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris on February 20 asking the worldwide observing body to boycott..

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U.S. rejoins Paris pact 'with humility' -Kerry [Video]

U.S. rejoins Paris pact 'with humility' -Kerry

With the United States officially rejoining the Paris climate agreement on Friday, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said the country enters “with humility and with ambition.”

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Biden tells G7 leaders U.S. will 're-engage' [Video]

Biden tells G7 leaders U.S. will 're-engage'

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday used his first big appearance on the global stage - a "virtual visit" to Europe - to try to re-establish the United States as a multilateral team player after four..

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France's students rely on food handouts [Video]

France's students rely on food handouts

University student Chaimae Irfaq expected to supplement her allowance with part-time work while studying in Paris, but with businesses feeling the pinch from COVID-19 restrictions, she says there are..

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UN chief, climate envoy Kerry to mark US return to Paris accord [Video]

UN chief, climate envoy Kerry to mark US return to Paris accord

Return to 2015 climate agreement comes as Biden administration seeks to re-engage in international organisations.

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COVID forces students to turn to food aid in Paris [Video]

COVID forces students to turn to food aid in Paris

The biting cold did not deter hundreds of Parisian students to line up on Thursday outside a distribution center to receive food aid, as many have said they have trouble finding nourishment during the..

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Parisian attempts downhill skiing on Montmartre hill [Video]

Parisian attempts downhill skiing on Montmartre hill

With ski stations across France closed, one Parisian donned his skis and headed to the slopes of Montmartre.

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COVID-19 in France: Student meals for just one euro in Paris [Video]

COVID-19 in France: Student meals for just one euro in Paris

A restaurant in Paris is offering students a meal at knockdown prices to help them cope during the pandemic.

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Famous venues in London and Paris help out with COVID-19 testing [Video]

Famous venues in London and Paris help out with COVID-19 testing

The London cricket club Lords has been a vaccination centre since mid-January and an iconic gay nightclub in Paris started hosting tests this weekend.

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France scrum-half Antoine Dupont tests positive for Covid-19, just over a week before the Six Nations meeting with Scotland in Paris.
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The humble baguette will battle against Paris rooftops and a wine festival to join the UNESCO listing of cultural treasures.
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French President's top advisor extends support to India at UNSC, says Paris did not allow Chinese 'games' at council

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Breakdancing Becomes Olympic Sport, Spinning Into 2024 Games

Here's some actual "Breaking" news .... breakdancing is now an Olympic sport. Well, it will be at the 2024 Games in Paris! The International Olympic Committee says the Olympic competition will feature..
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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

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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..
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