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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.

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.
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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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Ulysse, a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video report)
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Laurel Holloman and Coeur Libre's piece de resistance "Red Rain"
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"Sky Study, Paris, 1856—1857", albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1987 (1987.1094) cat. no. 25.
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Simulation of a 100 year flood event in Paris, France put out by the IAU.
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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Hermes store on Avenue George V in Paris, France
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A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
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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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A news stand in Paris
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Véronic DiCaire at Théâtre de la Gaîté, Montparnasse, Paris
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Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
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Eiffel Tower, Paris.
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Beastie Boys' Adam Horowitz rapping in Paris
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Playroom in the luxury cat hotel in Paris, France
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Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center, Paris France
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la petite ceinture pathway paris
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Paris: The Eiffel Tower and La Défense business district.
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