Capital of France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 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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Five years after the Paris climate agreement, the United Nations Secretary-General tells Tony Dokoupil the planet is moving toward "suicide."
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Four police officers in Paris have been charged after they allegedly beat a Black music producer, Michel Zecler, at his studio earlier this month. The..
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PARIS (AP) — France will apply restrictions to prevent vacationers from going to Swiss ski resorts, and French slopes will remain closed during the Christmas..
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Amid a wave of anger and street protests in France over police violence, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin outlined proposals for police reform before a..
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Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will echo with song on Christmas Eve as it holds its first choir concert since the massive fire that nearly destroyed the gothic..
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The victim claims the officers also hurled racist insults at him.
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Four French police officers have been charged in connection to the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, a judicial source said Monday, days after..
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The assault on music producer Michel Zecler in Paris was captured in a video that shocked France.
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Three Paris police officers being held over the beating of a black music producer during an arrest a week ago will remain in custody for now, Paris prosecutor..
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PARIS (NYTIMES) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across France on Saturday (Nov 28) to protest a security bill that would restrict sharing..
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Here's the latest for Friday November 28th: USS Nimitz back in the Middle East; Milwaukee County finishes recount in Wisconsin; Paris reopens department stores;..
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Protesters throw fireworks and set up barricades as police fire tear gas in tense clashes in Paris.
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Reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has reached a milestone. Crews removed the final piece of metal scaffolding that threatened the stability of..
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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway will extradite a man to France who is suspected of taking part in an attack that killed six people in a Jewish restaurant in Paris 38..
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Reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral has reached a milestone. Crews removed the final piece of metal scaffolding threatening the stability of the church...
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Video of police officers beating a man in Paris left the president visibly upset, an official says.
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Prosecutors in Belgium say he planned an attack on an Iranian opposition rally near Paris in 2018.
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Before this sleeping beauty was casting spells in one of the largest film franchises in history, she was just another tired tot catching up on some rest in..
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A French MP wants to push back against the traditional Parisian disdain for regional voices.
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On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as the roof of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire. The blaze spread rapidly, and for several..
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