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History, modern-day tensions to mix at Paris WWI commemorations

Paris - World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris.

Airbnb hits back at Paris ban threat

Cape Town - Rent-a-room giant Airbnb on Wednesday accused the Paris official seeking to ban the service in the city of electioneering and insisted it enjoys widespread support in the French capital.

Service resumes on key Paris metro line after evacuation

Paris - Metro trains resumed operating on a busy line that links several major tourist attractions in Paris, after a technical problem paralysed the network for hours, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people through dark tunnels in stifling heat.

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

Paris - Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite a persistent terror threat.

Paris's emblematic Champs Elysees, place of jubilation

Paris - The Champs Elysees avenue is the beating heart of Paris, a magnet for millions of tourists but also a place of mass gathering when the French want to celebrate.

Alice Cooper to release 'Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris'

On August 31, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper will be releasing a new live studio album "A Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris," via earMUSIC.

Review: Renaud Lavillenie takes 3rd place in IAAF Diamond League Paris Special

On June 30, 2018, French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie (who also holds the world record in the sport), competed in the IAAF Diamond League in Paris.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins IAAF Diamond League Paris, new world leader Special

Paris - On June 30, 2018, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks triumphed in the men's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League event in Paris.

Review: Mondo Duplantis finishes 2nd in IAAF Diamond League Paris Special

Paris - On June 30, 2018, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis competed in the men's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris.

Paris mayor says shelters needed for migrants

Paris - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Thursday the French government needed to urgently find shelter for more than 2,000 migrants setting up makeshift camps in the city, calling the situation "unacceptable".

Tempers flare as missteps mar Paris push to go green

Paris - Emerging from the tunnel of a former highway along the River Seine in Paris, bikes zip past the cars caught in traffic on a road just next to them.

France charges key suspect Bakkali over Paris attacks

Paris - France on Friday charged terror suspect Mohamed Bakkali over his alleged key role in the 2015 Paris attacks, a judicial source said.

Cyclists furious over Paris bike hire chaos

Paris - Paris authorities threatened sanctions Wednesday against the new operator of the city's Velib bike hire system over a chaotic rollout that has left cyclists seething.

Paris pledges ban on wild animals in circuses

Paris - The city of Paris on Wednesday pledged to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a move welcomed as a "small step forward" by animal welfare experts.

Review: Sting delights on 'Live At The Olympia, Paris' DVD and Blu-ray Special

On November 10, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sting released his new DVD and Blu-ray entitled "Live At the Olympia, Paris."

Rundown Paris suburb dreams of Olympic transformation

Saint-denis - France is eyeing national glory with the 2024 Olympics, but a deprived Paris suburb is hoping for more tangible benefits: nothing short of a physical transformation.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

Lausanne - The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Nudists get their place in the sun at Paris park

Paris - Parisian nudists will finally have a spot to take it all off -- for the next few weeks at least -- at a secluded zone in the Bois de Vincennes park east of the city.

Paris tourism alive and kicking again after terror doldrums

Paris - High-kicking dancers are enthralling full houses again at the Moulin Rouge and art lovers are swarming the Louvre as Paris enjoys a tourism revival after plummeting numbers brought on by terror attacks.

Review: Shawn Barber finishes third in IAAF Diamond League in Paris Special

Paris - On July 1, Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber finished in third place in the men's pole vault event that took place in Paris, France, as part of the IAAF Diamond League.

French President shows game side to support Paris Olympics 2024

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron tried his hand at sports including boxing and wheelchair tennis to support Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics on Saturday.

Paris 'love locks' sale raises thousands for refugees

Paris - A charity auction selling off "love locks" from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

Parisians aghast over 'darkness' of Le Pen candidacy

Paris - On the side of a building in Montorgueil, a trendy pedestrian area in central Paris, a line of graffiti reads: "It's dark in the country of the Enlightenment.

Paris mayor orders cleanliness blitz

Paris - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday unveiled a grand plan to clean up the French capital, putting teeth into the campaign by stepping up enforcement operations.

Paris's overworked rat-catchers on strike

Paris - Paris's overworked rat-catchers staged a one-day strike Tuesday, protesting outside city hall to demand reinforcements and bonuses two months after carrying out a massive cull in the French capital.

Review: Soulpepper’s ‘Bondage’ still an emotionally resonant experience Special

Toronto - It’s been nearly three years since Soulpepper premiered its acclaimed production of “Of Human Bondage”, which began its third go-around this week. The show heads to New York in July, and if last night’s reopening was any indication, it’s ready.

The Chainsmokers collaborate with Coldplay on brand new single

Electronic duo The Chainsmokers have released their brand new single with Coldplay entitled "Something Just Like This."

Review: The Chainsmokers amazing on new 'Paris' music video Special

The Chainsmokers have released their new music video for their latest single "Paris," and it is amazing. Digital Journal has the scoop.

The Chainsmokers to release new CD, play at Forest Hills Stadium

Forest Hills - The Chainsmokers will be releasing their debut studio album, and they will kick off their 40-city arena tour in the spring.

Iraqi jihadist identified among Paris bombers

Paris - An Iraqi jihadist was among the three suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside the Stade de France during the November 2015 attacks on Paris, a French intelligence source said Wednesday.
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Some people have wedding photos taken with the love locks as a background. (Paris, France)
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"Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement), 1866", albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1986 (1986.1141) cat. no. 56.
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A French flag flies half-mast at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 28, 2014. France on July 26 said flags on every public building would fly at half-mast for three days from July 28 to mourn the Air Algerie crash in Mali
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A bus in Paris
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Father and Son have the most precious conversation about Paris attacks with the Le Petit Journal reporter.
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Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claimed in 1870, that Paris was in essence two cities “quite different and hostile: the city of luxury, surrounded, besieged by the city of misery.”
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Lord Funk: 'Global Warming'
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Matisse's 'Pastoral" painted 1906
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British musician Sting plays during the sound check before the reopening concert to mark the first anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks.
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Parisian waitress and barmaid
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Institut de France, Académie française and Pont des Arts (Paris)
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Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of sightings of drones -- like this remote-controlled helicopter, operated using a smartphone
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Passengers without their pants during the "No Pants Subway Ride" event at a subway station in Paris. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers
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Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center, Paris France
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Lord Funk
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The Pyramid at the Louvre, Paris France, summer 2010
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Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
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Modigliani, Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde, Paris.
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Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
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