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Paris goes car-less for a day on Sunday

The streets of central Paris have gone car-free for the first time on Sunday in a symbolic bid to cut pollution ahead of the climate change summit in November.

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre invites us into his Time Machine Special

One of the pioneers of electronic music, known for his far-reaching artistic exploits and spectacular live shows, is readying a new album for release. He made time for Digital Journal, speaking to us from his Paris studio.

Paris to ban motor vehicles for an entire day

Paris - The capital of France will ban motor vehicles for a single day next month. This will allow visitors to experience Paris without motorized traffic.

Red-necked wallabies living in colony outside of Paris

Paris - The leafy villages west of Paris are finding themselves facing a serious immigration problem, but rather than illegal immigrants from North Africa, village residents are facing off against wallabies from the Land Down Under.

Photo essay: There's nothing like summer in Paris Special

Paris - On a brief visit to Paris this summer, I was enamoured with the city's gorgeous architecture, rich history and delicious food.

French police clear migrant camps in Paris, Calais

Paris - French authorities Tuesday cleared hundreds of migrants from two camps, one under a subway bridge in Paris and the other in the northern port of Calais.

French police clear migrant camp in Paris

Paris - Dozens of French law enforcement officers on Tuesday cleared several hundred African migrants from a camp under a subway bridge in northern Paris.

Breaking hearts, breaking chains: Paris removes 'love locks'

Paris - Paris, known worldwide as the city of romance, Monday began the heart-breaking process of removing tens of thousands of "love-locks", padlocks chained to the city's bridges by love-struck couples.

Paris cuts traffic in half to combat choking pollution

Paris - One year ago, Paris had to put emergency traffic measures into affect because of spiking air pollution in the capital city. Starting on Monday, only cars with odd-numbered plates will be allowed into the city, as Paris again fights the choking smog.

Fox Lies: Paris to sue U.S. network over Muslim 'no-go zones'

Paris - City council members in Paris have voted to approve a lawsuit against Fox News Channel, the conservative US network which lied when it claimed there were "no-go zones" in the French capital where non-Muslims are unwelcome and Sharia law reigns supreme.

Op-Ed: Are the Paris massacres religious?

New York - Some human beings are violent. Some are religious. Some are one or the other. Some are both. Some are neither. Is there such a thing as religious violence per se?

'Nothing' the same after attacks, Paris mayor says as de Blasio visits

Paris - "Nothing will ever be as before", Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Tuesday as her New York counterpart paid an express visit of solidarity to the French capital recently hit by jihadist attacks.

'#JeSuisNico' trends after Sarkozy weaves to front of Paris rally

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was the butt of Internet jokes on Monday after he managed to shimmy his way to the front of the historic march in Paris on Sunday.

Man forgets scroll worth $1.25 million on train

We've all had the experience of forgetting something, be it a hat or a wallet, but one art collector has one-upped all those experiences by forgetting an art piece worth $1.25 million.

Galeries Lafayette reclaims part of Champs-Elysées for France

Paris - Upmarket French retailer Galeries Lafayette confirmed last weekend that it’s to open a new luxury department store on France’s prime shopping street, the Champs-Elysées in Paris, arguably the most famous avenue in the world.

Journalist shocked to see her image as memorial hologram

Paris - Imagine walking past a funeral parlor, and seeing your image as a memorial hologram encased in plastic. The memorial had a fake name and dates of birth and death, "Brigitte Martin, 1959-2009,” while the lady in the photo is still very much alive.

Utrecht to host 2015 Tour de France start

Paris - The route for the 2015 Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, was unveiled Wednesday at the Grand Palais in Paris. The 102nd running of the Tour de France will start from Utrecht, Holland's "bicycle city," on Jul. 4, 2014.

Disneyland Paris gets one billion euro bailout from Walt Disney

It seems the economic crisis in Europe has had its effects on the company which operates Disneyland Paris. While the park is a top draw for European visitors, there has been a sharp fall in the number of visitors and what they spend there.

Video: Bird's eye view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris

Paris - Taking a bird's eye view to a whole new technical level, a white-tailed eagle named Victor recently flew over the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, filming from a unique perspective with a video camera strapped to his back.

Louvre Museum gardens plagued by rat infestation

Paris - The beautiful gardens leading to the world-famous Louvre Museum have recently been attracting more and more rats. Garbage and food items left behind by tourists have been largely blamed for the problem.

Gaza death toll triggers protests and attacks on Jews in Paris

Parisot - Protests against Israel's Gaza offensive turned violent in Paris with pro-Palestinian protesters targeting Jewish-owned businesses and a synagogue.

Mother killed by own car, with toddler in driving seat

Paris - A mother in the Parisian suburb of Herblay was cleaning her car Tuesday, while her two-year-old son sat playing with the steering wheel. Police are unsure of what exactly happened, but the car rolled and crushed the woman, killing her instantly.

Love solution: 'We Lock Love' keeps the romance alive in Paris

Paris - As authorities in Paris strive to remove all vestiges of romance from the city's bridges, a website has been created to immortalize in digital form the love locks that are being lost.

Lovers in Paris to lose their love locks (Video)

Paris - Romantics in Paris are upset, as thousands of the "love locks," currently hanging on bridges in the city, are to be removed. This comes just days after a portion of one of those bridges collapsed under the weight of the iconic love symbols.

The Canadian Opera Company says 'Olé!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.

Video: First luxury hotel for cats in Paris

Paris - Paris cat lovers now have the ideal solution when going away on vacation. A luxury hotel for cats offering everything they need, including luxury rooms, "gourmet" food and even a communal games room. All this plus around-the-clock care and attention.

Ethiopia's Bekele wins Paris Marathon

Paris - Ethiopia's legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event.

Careless Chelsea's defensive errors prove costly against PSG

Jose Mourinho’s team selection dominated headlines in PSG's emphatic victory of Chelsea. Matches of this calibre between two elite sides are usually defined by the slimmest margin, but several errors played a factor in Chelsea's defeat.

Bringing joy to a chaotic classic, an interview with The Bad Plus Special

The Bad Plus found fame with creative cover versions of rock and roll classics like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With their latest release, however, the trio is tacklingthe work of Igor Stravinsky.

Paris gets first female mayor as concierge bites back

Paris - It was a victory to savour.As she bid to become the first female mayor of Paris, Spanish-born Socialist Anne Hidalgo had to endure taunts from her opponents about her modest origins and lack of Parisian roots.
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A bus in Paris
A bus in Paris
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(screenshot from AFP video)
One person spat at him
One person spat at him
Global Noise in Paris  France  October 13  2012
Global Noise in Paris, France, October 13, 2012
Global Noise
The sculpture art found along Pari s Seine river
The sculpture art found along Pari's Seine river
Arc de Triomphe  Paris France
Arc de Triomphe, Paris France
Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
Crowne Plaza Paris République (screenshot from YouTube video)
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
A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
A protest by Tunisians in Paris in solidarity with those back home.
Fantasyland in Disneyland Paris
Fantasyland in Disneyland Paris
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The Pyramid at the Louvre, Paris France, summer 2010
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Parisian waitress and barmaid
Parisian waitress and barmaid
Image taken from PARIS  a paper plane launched by British amateur team in Madrid
Image taken from PARIS, a paper plane launched by British amateur team in Madrid
Lester Haines
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
Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP
Le Boulevard Périphérique  Porte Maillot (screenshot YouTube video)
Le Boulevard Périphérique, Porte Maillot (screenshot YouTube video)
Discussion is just starting to heat up in France since the law came out very recently.
Discussion is just starting to heat up in France since the law came out very recently.
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A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
A photo posted to Twitter by a witness
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The French Finance ministry complex at Bercy in Paris
The French Finance ministry complex at Bercy in Paris
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.
Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

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