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Paris holds second 'car-free day' against pollution

Paris has held its second ‘car-free day’, extending the area closed off to vehicles as the French capital takes a stand against pollution, noise and traffic…

Paris has held its second ‘car-free day’, extending the area closed off to vehicles as the French capital takes a stand against pollution, noise and traffic…

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This is not a pipe: Magritte's 'Treachery of Images' beguiles Paris

The Pompidou Centre in Paris is holding a new exhibition on Magritte, looking at how his surrealist paintings explored philosophical thought, such as the relationship between words and…

The Pompidou Centre in Paris is holding a new exhibition on Magritte, looking at how his surrealist paintings explored philosophical thought, such as the relationship between words and…

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Airbnb makes a French connection with 86% rise in summer bookings

Tough times for traditional hotels in France as new research shows their revenue falling, as Airbnb revealed it had dramatically increased its bookings there.

Tough times for traditional hotels in France as new research shows their revenue falling, as Airbnb revealed it had dramatically increased its bookings there.

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French police lift alert over Paris after false alarm

French police briefly warned the public to avoid central Paris following a terror alert before declaring the incident over moments later.

French police briefly warned the public to avoid central Paris following a terror alert before declaring the incident over moments later.

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Paris police clear more than 1,500 migrants from street camp

Police in Paris have evacuated a camp holding around 1,500 migrants who have been living on the streets of the French capital for weeks.

Police in Paris have evacuated a camp holding around 1,500 migrants who have been living on the streets of the French capital for weeks.

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France: Huge 'Constellation' diamond unveiled

In a Paris exhibition, Swiss jewellery maker de Grisogono unveils an 813-carat unpolished diamond bought for $68 million (around 60 million euros), the world’s most expensive rough when it was…

In a Paris exhibition, Swiss jewellery maker de Grisogono unveils an 813-carat unpolished diamond bought for $68 million (around 60 million euros), the world’s most expensive rough when it was…

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Foiled Paris attack suspect 'engaged' to Normandy priest killer

One of three women arrested over a foiled attack in Paris had been “promised as a bride” to two men behind attacks on police officers and a priest earlier this year, the Paris prosecutor said on Frida

One of three women arrested over a foiled attack in Paris had been “promised as a bride” to two men behind attacks on police officers and a priest earlier this year, the Paris prosecutor said on Frida

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French police detain two after gas canisters found in Paris car

Two people were arrested in southern France on Tuesday (September 7) in southern France after a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral was found with several gas canisters inside over the…

Two people were arrested in southern France on Tuesday (September 7) in southern France after a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral was found with several gas canisters inside over the…

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Car containing gas cylinders found in Paris belonged to man on terror watchlist

A car, whose owner is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalisation, was discovered near Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Saturday night with seven gas cylinder

A car, whose owner is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalisation, was discovered near Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Saturday night with seven gas cylinder

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New migrant centres in Paris announced

Paris will house almost 1000 migrants in two separate camps in the north of the city at an estimated cost of € 6.

Paris will house almost 1000 migrants in two separate camps in the north of the city at an estimated cost of € 6.

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Hindu devotees parade through Paris to celebrate the elephant god Ganesh

More than 4,000 Hindu devotees and others celebrated the birth of the elephant god Ganesh in Paris as they paraded through the streets of the French capital in a festival held each year for the past 2

More than 4,000 Hindu devotees and others celebrated the birth of the elephant god Ganesh in Paris as they paraded through the streets of the French capital in a festival held each year for the past 2

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Paris cleans-up makeshift memorial for terror victims

Authorities in Paris have begun a clean-up operation at the Place de la Republique which became a people’s shrine amid the spate of terror attacks that have spilled so much blood on French…

Authorities in Paris have begun a clean-up operation at the Place de la Republique which became a people’s shrine amid the spate of terror attacks that have spilled so much blood on French…

Sport

Magnificent Froome seals third Tour de France title

Chris Froome became the eighth man to win the Tour de France at least three times after safely negotiating an uneventful final stage that ended in Paris.

Chris Froome became the eighth man to win the Tour de France at least three times after safely negotiating an uneventful final stage that ended in Paris.

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Troops from Australia and New Zealand special guests at French Bastille Day

As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…

As every year, Bastille Day in France means the Tricolour flag is out in force: at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and in towns and villages around the country as well as francophile places around the…

Culture

Versace kicks off Paris haute couture fashion week in style

Luxury materials, exquisite craftsmanship and sweeping dresses took centre stage at the Paris haute couture fashion shows as designer brands unveiled their autumn/winter…

Luxury materials, exquisite craftsmanship and sweeping dresses took centre stage at the Paris haute couture fashion shows as designer brands unveiled their autumn/winter…

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Paris fashion shows look to eastern Europe

Giambattista Valli Collection Alexander Sokurov’s 2002 film Russian Ark was the main inspiration at Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture Autumn-Winter collection in…

Giambattista Valli Collection Alexander Sokurov’s 2002 film Russian Ark was the main inspiration at Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture Autumn-Winter collection in…

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Euro 2016: France thump Iceland to reach semi-finals on home soil

Hosts France restored footballing order on the European continent after thrashing minnows Iceland 5-2 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Hosts France restored footballing order on the European continent after thrashing minnows Iceland 5-2 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

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Clashes in Paris

Riot police and demonstrators clashed in Paris on Tuesday, June 28, as thousands of protesters took to the streets under heavy police presence to demonstrate against changes to labour laws that will m

Riot police and demonstrators clashed in Paris on Tuesday, June 28, as thousands of protesters took to the streets under heavy police presence to demonstrate against changes to labour laws that will m

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PSG appoint Emery as new coach

Paris St-Germain have appointed former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as the club’s new manager on a two-year deal.

Paris St-Germain have appointed former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as the club’s new manager on a two-year deal.

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Diana Damrau wows Paris in Lucia di Lammermoor

Diana Damrau is at the pinnacle of Bel Canto, and the soprano has just stirred Paris with a memorable performance of the Donizetti classic, 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.

Diana Damrau is at the pinnacle of Bel Canto, and the soprano has just stirred Paris with a memorable performance of the Donizetti classic, 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.