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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, as well as 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. The city is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, but the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015.

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Paris's Louvre Museum has become the first major cultural institution to remove the Sackler family name from its premises after protests against the family..
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Tens of thousands of Algeria supporters across France celebrated the Desert Foxes’ victory against Senegal in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday..
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PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Local authorities in Paris stressed Thursday that lead contamination from the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral posed no danger to the public..
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Though the sky is ripe for disruption with jetpacks and flying cars, we are stuck on the ground partly because we want to be.
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The Louvre museum in Paris has ended its public association with the Sackler family, which has been tied to the opioid crisis in the United States. According to..
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Prosecutors say airline knew of problems with Airbus A330 plane that crashed, killing 228 people French prosecutors have recommended that Air France face trial..
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French prosecutors want Air France to face trial over a fatal crash in 2009 involving flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed all 228 people..
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French MPs on Tuesday approved a law on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, three months after flames ravaged the great Paris cathedral, but with the rebuilding..
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France will not back down in the face of U.S. threats of legal action over its plans for a digital tax on tech giants, the French finance minister has said, The..
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PARIS, July 16- Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated pledges to "act as appropriate" to keep the U.S. economy humming in a speech on Tuesday that did..
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Iran confirmed on Tuesday it had detained French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah but declined to give any more details, a day after Paris demanded information on..
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PARIS — French carmaker Renault posted a 6.7% decline in first-half vehicle sales amid a global auto slowdown, but said a forthcoming product offensive would..
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday demanded an explanation from Iran after the arrest last month of Franco-Iranian dual national Fariba Adelkhah, an..
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At the age of 26, Dr Jane Goodall pioneered new ways of researching animals including by living with them. Now, aged 85 and a UN Messenger of Peace, she travels..
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Fariba Adelkhah, an academic with dual French and Iranian nationality from Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po university has been arrested in Iran and denied..
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DUBAI/PARIS: Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian..
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Fans took to the streets of Paris, Marseille and Lyon on Sunday to celebrate the Algerian national football team's victory over Nigeria in the Africa Cup of..
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Yellow-vest protesters formed barricades and lit fires after the annual military event in Paris.
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French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had reviewed the..
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President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday sought to showcase European military cooperation in France's annual Bastille Day parade at a time of growing tensions between..
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French police fired tear gas at protesters during a tense standoff in central Paris on Sunday in the aftermath of the annual Bastille Day military parade on the..
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A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th..
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France's annual military parade, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison, takes place in Paris.
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European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in..
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A French inventor and entrepreneur on Sunday soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other..
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Fouquet’s, the celebrated restaurant on Paris’s most famous thoroughfare, reopens on Sunday after being torched four months ago by Yellow Vest protesters.
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France's famed Le Fouquet's brasserie on the Champs Elysees avenue reopened on Saturday, four months after the chic eatery was ransacked by rioters during a..
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Yellow Vests protesters are hitting the streets of Paris for the 35th weekend in a row on Saturday to rally against the French government’s policies. ......
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Hundreds of undocumented migrants surged into the Pantheon in central Paris on Friday, briefly occupying the vaunted memorial complex to demand talks with the..
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PARIS, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Dutch runner Sifan Hassan broke women's mile world record, while American veteran Justin Gatlin outplayed his promising compatriot..
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Hundreds of migrants occupy the city's Panthéon and demand the right to stay in France.
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PARIS — Renault has handed French prosecutors the conclusions of an audit into its joint finances with alliance partner Nissan, the carmaker said on Friday...
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The Pantheon in Paris houses the tombs of some of France's greatest citizens. The migrants occupied the building to call for the right to stay, and for a meeting..
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Shops in central Paris were looted and a woman was killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France in what the government slammed Friday as..
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Hundreds of undocumented migrants calling themselves "black vests" stormed the Pantheon monument in central Paris on Friday demanding the right to remain in..
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ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – President of the autonomous Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday discussed ties between Erbil – Paris with French Mayor Anne..
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Libya's internationally recognised government on Thursday demanded urgent answers after Paris conceded French missiles were found at a base used by strongman..
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