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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 ZΓΌrich, 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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Saracens begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with a heavy defeat by Racing 92 in Paris.
Credit: BBC News - Published 11 hours ago

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Saracens begin their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup with a heavy defeat by Racing 92 in Paris.
Credit: BBC News - Published 11 hours ago

Rioters clash with police, unleashing some of the worst violence Paris has seen in months.
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French police used a water cannon and fired tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government "yellow vest"..
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Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters on the first year anniversary weekend of anti-government "yellow vest"..
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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in..
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French President Emmanuel Macron assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of support during a phone call ahead of a peace summit on eastern Ukraine taking..
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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts in search of a peaceful resolution to the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Protesters disrupted the first screening in France of Roman Polanski's new film on Tuesday, following the publication of a new rape accusation against the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Resistance fighters and anti-colonial writers - a Paris tour celebrates an alternative French history.
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Thousands marched through Paris on Sunday in an anti-Islamophobia demonstration that has divided France's political class.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Self-exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy said he was boarding a flight from Paris after promising to return home on Saturday to rally opponents of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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