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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.

Op-Ed: Terror in France — Blowback of an interventionist foreign policy

Paris - The terrorist attacks in the lovely city of Paris has many people calling for the same reaction that has been the go-to solution for years: escalate the bombings, expand foreign policy interventionism and empower the state even more.

Paris attackers may have planned their acts using PlayStation 4

Authorities are concerned that the terrorists responsible for Friday night's attacks in Paris may have used Sony's PlayStation 4 games console to plan the massacre. The company's PlayStation Network uses even stronger encryption than famed WhatsApp.

UK deploys special forces after Paris attacks: Reports

London - Special forces have been deployed to back British police after Paris attacks that killed 129 people, British newspapers reported on Sunday, as part of a wider boost in security measures.

Video of carnage outside Paris theater published online

Spreading fast online is this horrific video shot by a Le Monde journalist during the attack on the Paris concert venue the Bataclan. [Warning: Footage contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers]

EU chief Juncker says 'deeply shocked' by attacks in Paris

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he is "deeply shocked" by the attacks in Paris that have left at least 39 people dead."I am deeply shocked by the events in Paris.

French protest in growing movement against tampon tax

Paris - About 100 people gathered in Paris on Wednesday to protest a French tax on tampons and sanitary pads, as anger grows among women worldwide over high taxation of the essential items.

Marc Nguyen Tan: Reclusive French musician comes in from the cold Special

Colder is the stage name used by the above-mentioned master of electronica. "Many Colours" is the title of his outstanding new album, an album that's been a long time coming. Digital Journal found out why.
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Phantom Manor  Disneyland Paris.
Phantom Manor, Disneyland Paris.
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Heavy smog in Paris  March 15  2014.
Heavy smog in Paris, March 15, 2014.
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Parisian waitress and barmaid
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Photograph of the crash uploaded to Twitter by a witness
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Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
American Apparel shop in Paris  France soon to have darkened windows at night.
American Apparel shop in Paris, France soon to have darkened windows at night.
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52 Champs Elysees as it is today. Galeries Lafayette have agreedd to lease the historic building and...
52 Champs Elysees as it is today. Galeries Lafayette have agreedd to lease the historic building and will open a new store in 2018 in a redevelopment project conceived by Philippe Chiambaretta, Architect.
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Véronic DiCaire at Théâtre de la Gaîté, Montparnasse, Paris
The Alma tunnel in Paris  where Princess Diana died
The Alma tunnel in Paris, where Princess Diana died
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The Album Cover
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Down-and-outs at the Pompidou Arts Center, 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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A delicious duck confit at a Paris cafe
A delicious duck confit at a Paris cafe
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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A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
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Paris: The Eiffel Tower and La Défense business district.
Paris: The Eiffel Tower and La Défense business district.
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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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 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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"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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Ulysse  a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video repor...
Ulysse, a guest at the Actuel Dogs hôtel in Paris (screenshot from Agence France Presse video report)