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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.

Celine Dion celebrates anniversary, pays special tribute to Paris

Grammy winner Celine Dion has been on fire the last two months. She performed at the American Music Awards for Paris attacks, and Christmas songs with Michael Buble.

U.S. President Obama applauds climate pact reached in France

Washington - The United States lauded Saturday dozens of international negotiators who hammered out a global climate agreement to limit industrial releases of greenhouse gasses contributing to the gradual warming of the atmosphere.

These Adidas 3-D printed sneakers are made from ocean waste

Paris - During the climate talks in Paris earlier this week, Adidas unveiled a new type of sneaker that has a 3-D printed mid-sole fashioned from recycled polyester and gillnets. The company did this in partnership with the group Parley for the Oceans.

Paris attack suspect 'recruited team' in Hungary: govt

Vienna - One of the suspected ringleaders of last month's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, travelled to Hungary where he "recruited a team" from unregistered migrants passing through, senior Hungarian government officials said.

Op-Ed: Cyber Monday sales figures, the Paris climate talks and more

The world recently passed a turning point and is adding more capacity for clean energy each year than for coal, natural gas, and oil combined.

France's Hollande slams 'scandalous' Paris climate protest clashes

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande on Sunday condemned the "scandalous" behaviour of far-left activists who clashed with riot police in an area dedicated for memorials to the Paris attacks ahead of key UN climate talks.

Riot police clash with protesters at Paris climate demo

Paris - Paris riot police fired teargas Sunday in clashes with far-left activists in Paris during a climate change demonstration ahead of key UN talks after several thousand protesters had formed a human chain in the city.

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

Paris - "Copenhagen". The mere mention of the Danish capital's name can send a chill down the spine of even the toughest climate negotiator.

Man who lent flat to Paris attacks ringleader hit with terror charges

Paris - The man who lent his Paris suburb apartment to the suspected ringleader of the attacks on the city was charged with terror offences on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Families personalise tributes to Paris attack victims

Paris - Huge processions, personalised coffins and an invitation to the Rolling Stones are among the ways that French families have begun burying and paying tribute to the young victims of the November 13 Paris attacks.

Op-Ed: IS — An evil that can be destroyed by unity

The Islamic State has been active over a number of years (initially founded in 1999) but it’s only in more recent times have we been more aware of it. Over the past couple of years in particular it has claimed land in Iraq and Syria.

Watch when a father explains the Paris attacks to his young son

A video going viral centres on a moving conversation between a father and son in Paris, where the patient father explains to his young son why they are safe from the "bad guys" who spread violence across Paris last week.
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The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Alain Robert  the  French Spiderman  scales 185-metre (607-ft) GDF Suez tower in the La Défense bus...
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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Lord Funk
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Lord Funk:  Global Warming
Lord Funk: 'Global Warming'
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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...
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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Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center  Paris France
Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center, Paris France
No Pants Subway Ride in Paris  France on January 12  2013
No Pants Subway Ride in Paris, France on January 12, 2013
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A bakery worker fought off a robber with a broom.
A bakery worker fought off a robber with a broom.
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 I am joking  the dog will not eat you.
"I am joking, the dog will not eat you."
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A view of the Louvre and surrounding area in Paris
A view of the Louvre and surrounding area in Paris
The We Lock Love website is immortalizing the romantic love locks on the bridges of Paris  France.  ...
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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Modigliani  Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde  Paris.
Modigliani, Picasso and André Salmon in front the Café de la Rotonde, Paris.
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Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
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The Eiffel tower's lights are switched off in Paris on January 8  2015  in tribute to the twelv...
The Eiffel tower's lights are switched off in Paris on January 8, 2015, in tribute to the twelve people killed the day before in an attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo
Jacques Demarthon, AFP
Ram-raiders crashed into a jewellery store in Paris  France.
Ram-raiders crashed into a jewellery store in Paris, France.
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Protesters in Paris burn an Israeli flag
Protesters in Paris burn an Israeli flag
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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
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The Eiffel Tower is seen through a haze of pollution  in Paris  on December 12  2013
The Eiffel Tower is seen through a haze of pollution, in Paris, on December 12, 2013
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The Alma tunnel in Paris  where Princess Diana died
The Alma tunnel in Paris, where Princess Diana died
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Father and Son have the most precious conversation about Paris attacks with the Le Petit Journal rep...
Father and Son have the most precious conversation about Paris attacks with the Le Petit Journal reporter.
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