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French military to join virus fight in France as toll grows

Paris - The French military will support public services strained by the coronavirus epidemic, President Emmanuel Macron has said, as the country's death toll topped 1,300.

Virus lockdown makes big dent in Paris air pollution: report

Paris - France's stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus outbreak have produced a 20 to 30 percent decline in overall air pollution levels in Paris, according to a report from the region's air quality monitoring agency.

Coronavirus a 'catastrophe' for Paris tourist industry

Paris - Rachid Saidi puts on a brave face at the Paris hotel he manages, forcing a smile even though the coronavirus outbreak threatens his livelihood as tourists avoid the City of Light.

Improving 'brutal' Paris: key issue in French capital's vote

Paris - Despite its famed culture, food and romance, Paris can be rough going for residents contending with daily traffic congestion, smog, petty crime, sky-high rents and even rats.

The women vying to take charge of Paris

Paris - Three women have emerged as the top candidates in the race to become Paris mayor, all but ensuring that one of the world's most prestigious civic offices will remain in female hands.

Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits race over sex tape

Paris - Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdrew from the race over a leaked sex video Friday, in a blow to the French president's party ahead of March local elections.

Macron's candidate for Paris mayor says withdrawing over sex video

Paris - Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdrew from the race over a leaked sex video Friday, in a blow for the French president's party ahead of March local elections.

Protest songs: Paris Opera musicians chime in with strike concert

Paris - Paris Opera musicians on Tuesday gave a symphonic show of support for the grinding transport strike over the French government's pension overhaul.

'The girl you were warned about': Paris 2024 logo mocked online

Paris - The new 2024 Olympics logo is supposed to evoke French history but has instead earned ridicule online for its apparent resemblance to a stereotypical Parisian woman.

Paris marks 75 years since Liberation with Freedom Parade

Paris - Flag-waving Parisians in period costume thronged the streets Sunday as armoured vehicles rumbled through the city in a re-enactment of the liberation of the capital from Nazi Germany 75 years ago.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins 2019 Diamond League pole vault event in Paris Special

American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to celebrate. He won the men's pole vault competition at the 2019 Diamond League in Paris.

The day Hemingway liberated the Ritz bar in Paris

Paris - Even for Ernest Hemingway, a man whose bravado was matched only by his thirst, his liberation of the Ritz Hotel's bar in Paris was the stuff of legend.

AFP established in tumult of 1944 Paris uprising

Paris - Agence France-Presse was created in the tumult of World War II by a band of journalists who stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom and took over as Paris was in revolt.

75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation

Paris - In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by Resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years.

Review: 'Chad and Abby in Paris' episode five recap in digital series Special

The fifth episode in the "Days of Our Lives" digital series, "Chad and Abby in Paris," was released on August 15 via the DOOL app. Digital Journal has the scoop.

AFP established in tumult of 1944 Paris uprising

Paris - Agence France-Presse was created in the tumult of World War II by a band of journalists who stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom and took over as Paris was in revolt.

75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation

Paris - In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years.

In Paris, cars forced to make way for the two-wheel revolution

Paris - With the wind rushing through their hair, they zip past on bikes, electric scooters and mono-wheels, effortlessly passing lines of hot-and-bothered drivers stuck in the endless Paris traffic.

As families flee Paris, fingers point at Airbnb

Paris - The bells will ring for the last time this week at Vaugirard elementary school in central Paris, the latest school in the city to close as spiralling property prices drive families out of the capital.

'Paris is disfigured': Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns

Paris - Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on Monday night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is on fire

Par - A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Images on social media show flames and plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the 850-year-old Gothic building.

Macron battles to end controversy over use of army against 'yellow vests'

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron attempted on Friday to defuse the controversy triggered by his decision to deploy the army as backup during this weekend's "yellow vest" protests following major riots in Paris a week ago.

Paris police ban 'yellow vest' protests on Champs-Elysees Saturday

Paris - Paris police said Friday that "yellow vest" protests would be banned on the Champs-Elysees on Saturday, a week after hundreds of anti-government demonstrators rioted and looted shops on the iconic Paris avenue.

French market serves up a world record for its 50th birthday

Paris - France's Rungis market near Paris celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a giant banquet of record-breaking proportions, reserving its spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

Paris - At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday.

'It's burning': scenes of urban warfare rock Paris

Paris - As protesters spread out from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, daylong clashes between police and "yellow vest" demonstrators left dozens of cars burned out and store-fronts vandalised."It's burning!

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.
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 Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement)  1866   albumen silver print from glass negative. The Me...
"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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Candles and flowers in front of Paris restaurant Le Comptoir Voltaire  one of the targets of the Nov...
Candles and flowers in front of Paris restaurant Le Comptoir Voltaire, one of the targets of the November 13 terror attacks
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100 shoppers stripped off to their undies to get free clothing from Desigual in Paris.
100 shoppers stripped off to their undies to get free clothing from Desigual in Paris.
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"Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement), ca. 1862", albumen silver print from glass negative. Musée Carnavalet, Paris. cat. no. 54
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George Braque s  Landscape with Olive Tree  painted 1906
George Braque's 'Landscape with Olive Tree' painted 1906
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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
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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 Arc de Triomphe in Paris
A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
A typical Paris street scene at night with shop windows aglow
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Eiffel Tower, Paris.
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A view of the Louvre and surrounding area in Paris
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Paris march.
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Police in Paris detained nearly 380 protesters on Saturday
Police in Paris detained nearly 380 protesters on Saturday
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Simulation of a 100 year flood event in Paris  France put out by the IAU.
Simulation of a 100 year flood event in Paris, France put out by the IAU.
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Véronic DiCaire at Théâtre de la Gaîté, Montparnasse, Paris
Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks at the Aquarium of Paris  France.
Pierre Frolla swims with the sharks at the Aquarium of Paris, France.
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"Electronica 1: The Time Machine"
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Stefano Boeri Architetti s newly announced Forêt Blanche tower will play home to offices and commer...
Stefano Boeri Architetti's newly announced Forêt Blanche tower will play home to offices and commercial services on the lower floors and residential apartments up top.
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A delicious duck confit at a Paris cafe
A delicious duck confit at a Paris cafe

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