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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.

Review: The Chainsmokers divine on new single 'Paris' Special

Electronic and Grammy-nominated duo The Chainsmokers are back with their brand new single, the exceptional track "Paris."

Paris seeks high ground in fight to keep rats underground

Paris - Gazing upward to take in the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, visitors to Paris may be astonished to learn that a vicious war, pitting Man against Rat, is unfolding at their feet.

Paris implements 24-hour odd-even scheme to combat emissions

Paris - Rocketing air pollution in Paris, France has again prompted police to implement their 24-hour odd-even license plate scheme to try and cut vehicle emissions by half.

Paris refugee shelter opens to take migrants off street

Paris - A refugee shelter with beds for 400 single men opened in Paris on Thursday, part of an ongoing drive to take asylum-seekers off French streets after the demolition of the Calais "Jungle" camp.

After Calais, France clears Paris migrant camp

Paris - Hundreds of French police cleared a huge migrant camp in northeast Paris on Friday in a fresh sign of the government's determination to take refugees off the streets and into shelters.

Review: Jean-Michel Jarre brings Electronica to the O2 Special

London - The Frenchman, the Godfather of Electronic Music, stopped off in Greenwich on his eight-date nationwide arena tour. Digital Journal was there.

Paris bans cars along part of River Seine

Paris - Strollers and cyclists can breathe easy on the banks of the Seine after Paris on Monday approved a plan to ban cars on a long stretch of riverside road cutting across the city.

Eiffel Tower evacuated in safety drill muddle

Paris - Paris's Eiffel Tower was on Friday evacuated in error after an employee mistook a safety drill for a real incident, a police source said in the increasingly jittery terror-hit country.

Girl, 10 gets PhD-level fellowship based on plans for robot

One letter stuck out in the stack of applications from people with well-polished resumes applying for the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship.

Strolling and selfies as Paris's Champs-Elysees goes car-free

Paris - The sight of cars thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies in the sun as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.

Abdeslam: Pot-smoking 'little moron' of Paris attacks

Paris - Salah Abdeslam, the key Paris attacks suspect who was transferred to France on Wednesday, showed little sign of religious fervour before the bloodshed and was known to enjoy a beer and a joint.

Paris attacks widower's defiant message turns into book

Paris - "You won't have my hatred" -- the defiant words of a Paris attacks widower that won sympathy around the world -- are the title of his poignant new book, already translated into 18 languages.

Disneyland Paris employee found dead inside Haunted House

Paris - Disneyland's Phantom Manor Haunted House took on a more sinister aspect after the body of a male park employee was found inside the house just hours before the park opened on Saturday morning.

Most Americans appear to support torture against terror suspects

According to a recent poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture is an acceptable way of extracting information from suspected terrorists -- a level of support similar to that of Nigeria, where attacks are more common.

Belgian prosecutor says 'too early' to make links with Paris attacks

Brussels - It is too early to make any link between Tuesday's attacks on Brussels and those in Paris in November, the federal prosecutor said, just days after a key Paris suspect was arrested in the Belgian capital.

Salah Abdeslam: Pot-smoking enigma of Paris attacks

Paris - Salah Abdeslam, the key suspect in the Paris attacks arrested on Friday, showed little sign of religious fervour before the assaults and was even known to enjoy a beer and a joint in the bar he ran with his brother in the Brussels district where he was...

Master of French electronica Lord Funk is warming up the globe Special

Based in Paris, Dalmasso Romain (better known as 'Lord Funk') will release a brand new album later this month entitled 'Global Warming.' Digital Journal spoke to him.

PÆRISH, a Paris-based alternative rock band Special

You may not know the name, but chances are you soon will. The French rockers' riff-roaring debut single, "Undone," has been streamed over two million times - with no promotion whatsoever - on Spotify. Digital Journal spoke to band member Martin Dupraz.

Weekend rental property near Paris came with a decomposed corpse

Palaiseau - A group of friends, most in their twenties, rented a house in the town of Palaiseau, just 17 kilometers or 10 miles south of Paris for a weekend party, using the popular on-line house-sharing service Airbnb.

Tens of thousands of fish moved as Paris canal gets clean-up

Paris - Paris authorities have moved tens of thousands of fish to clean up the Canal Saint-Martin, a popular waterway commissioned by Napoleon that attracts hordes of tourists and revellers.
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Klein wears a kippah or yarmulke in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower before wandering around the Fre...
Klein wears a kippah or yarmulke in front of the iconic Eiffel Tower before wandering around the French capital of Paris
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Escalators in Paris needed regular repairs for some time until local authorities decided to simply r...
Escalators in Paris needed regular repairs for some time until local authorities decided to simply replace them.
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Laurel Holloman at QAF/TLW convention, Paris 2010 - Photo: Alice Sonia Labrousse (Courtesy of the photographer)
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Alain Robert, the "French Spiderman" scales 185-metre (607-ft) GDF Suez tower in the La Défense business district of Paris
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A view from the Eiffel Tower, photograph taken by Alexander Baron in June 1992.
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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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Colder - "Many Colours"
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Jim Morrison
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Discussion is just starting to heat up in France since the law came out very recently.
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Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
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A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
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100 shoppers stripped off to their undies to get free clothing from Desigual in Paris.
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Some people have wedding photos taken with the love locks as a background. (Paris, France)
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The We Lock Love website is immortalizing the romantic love locks on the bridges of Paris, France. Photos courtesy We Lock Love.
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The Pyramid at the Louvre, Paris France, summer 2010
The Alma tunnel in Paris  where Princess Diana died
The Alma tunnel in Paris, where Princess Diana died
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A news stand in Paris
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Champs Elysees
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Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
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
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier