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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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At least 5,000 firefighters from across France demanded better pay, pensions and working conditions.
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Thousands of French firefighters marched through Paris on Tuesday against low pay for a risky job in a protest that ended in an unusual face-off with police —..
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French President Emmanuel Macron was headed for a clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week after Paris was isolated on Tuesday in opposing starting..
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French police fired tear gas and water cannons on Tuesday in clashes with firefighters protesting in Paris over their working conditions.
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Six months after the massive fire that almost razed Paris' Notre-Dame, the restoration work at the iconic cathedral has not started in earnest and the official..
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Briton Chris Froome's bid for a fifth Tour de France title will conclude with a time trial at La Planche des Belles Filles before the ceremonial final stage in..
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France drew 1-1 with Turkey in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday in a match played against a backdrop of diplomatic and security tensions after Paris condemned..
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Turkey's Kaan Ayhan punished France for wasting chances with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw in the Stade de France which keeps Group H open. Fellow substitute..
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World champions France are held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in Paris to delay their qualification for Euro 2020.
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A French court on Monday sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid to detonate a car bomb..
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A French court on Monday handed down sentences of at least 25 years in jail for two women with ties to Islamist militants who made a failed attempt to set off a..
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The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a..
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military..
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French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack..
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Pakistan is under a lot of pressure at the Financial Action Task Force meeting, currently under way in Paris, to rein in terror groups operating from its soil,..
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Standing alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Sunday that Turkey’s military operation Kurdish forces in Syria..
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When the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meets in Paris to review Pakistan's case on the fight against terror, it must take cognisance of a recent question..
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France will cease all weapons sales to Turkey that could be used in Ankara’s crackdown on Kurdish militias in Syria, the French Foreign and Defense ministries..
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Thousands of people, some shouting "Erdogan terrorist", took to the streets of Paris and other European cities on Saturday in protest at the Turkish assault on..
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Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rallied in France and in Greece on Saturday to protest against Turkey's military action in northeast Syria.
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A Frenchman believed to have murdered his wife and four children in 2011 was arrested in Scotland. Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, who had gone in hiding after the..
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The murder of four people is being seen as the worst assault in France since the Paris attacks of 2015.
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Paris is renovating many of its underground car parks and some are now growing mushrooms.
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French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Friday of a "political crisis" between the EU's executive and its parliament after lawmakers rejected his pick for..
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Paris: The UK government has decided to issue a...
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The Moulin Rouge cabaret is still kicking 130 years on, France honours those slain in an attack on police headquarters, urban farming in Paris and #MeToo turns..
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The French foreign ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to a meeting later on Thursday, a diplomatic source said, amid a wave of international criticism of..
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French authorities on Wednesday banned a demonstration by activists claiming the police staffer who stabbed four colleagues to death was not an Islamist radical..
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France is banning a planned demonstration that triggered outrage from politicians who saw it as honoring the attacker who killed four people in the Paris police..
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Singh was received by a military guard of honour at Hotel de Brienne, the headquarters of the French Armed Forces ministry in Paris, on Tuesday night at the end..
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An administrative court in Venice decided on Tuesday to temporarily suspend the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre in Paris for an..
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Paris [France], Oct 9 (ANI): Striker Kylian Mbappe will miss France's Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Iceland and Turkey due to an injury, the France..
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France's prime minister defended his country's policy in northeastern Syria on Tuesday saying that, unlike U.S. hesitations, Paris' priority remained to defeat..
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French President Emmanuel Macron is paying tribute on Tuesday to the four police officers killed by a colleague at police headquarters in central Paris last..
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On his arrival in Paris, Singh tweeted, "Bonjour Paris! Delighted to be in France. This great nation is India's important strategic partner and our special..
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday and receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft in the French port..
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PARIS — French lawmakers are grappling with one of the country's thorniest issues. On Monday, they began debating immigration, at a time when tent cities have..
1 week ago • WorldNews
An IT worker who killed four people at Paris police headquarters with a knife last week had a USB drive with personal details about his colleagues, French daily..
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The first Indian Rafale fighter jet with tail no RB-01 will be used for the sortie.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday left for Paris on a 3-day visit during which he will receive first of the 36 Rafale jets and will hold talks with his..
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A police worker who killed four colleagues in Paris had shown signs of radicalisation in 2015.
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China's embassy in Paris on Monday strongly criticized French and European reaction to protests in Hong Kong calling it hypocritical and telling France to show..
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An internal report on the man who killed four police colleagues in Paris last week says the 45-year-old computer expert, who was hearing disabled and had..
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"Leaving New Delhi for Paris on a three-day visit to France. Shall attend the Annual Defence Dialogue and the Induction Ceremony of Rafale. India-France..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Tuesday perform 'Shastra Puja' (worship of weapons) on the occasion of Dussehra after receiving the first of 36 Rafale..
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