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Paris authorities fined nearly Rs 81 lakh for employing 'too many' women in top posts; 'unfair, absurd', says Mayor
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Paris authorities fined nearly Rs 81 lakh for employing 'too many' women in top posts; 'unfair, absurd', says Mayor

In 2018, the City Hall appointed 11 women and 5 men, resulting in just above 30 percent representation for men. A 2013 rule, aimed at gender parity, requires a minimum of 40 percent of appointments for each gender

2024 Summer Olympics host Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo troubled by new IOC sponsor Airbnb
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2024 Summer Olympics host Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo troubled by new IOC sponsor Airbnb

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the platform to IOC President Thomas Bach last week after news of the sponsorship leaked.

Paris to sue Airbnb for a potential $14 mn for publishing illegal rental adverts
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Paris to sue Airbnb for a potential $14 mn for publishing illegal rental adverts

In the French capital of Paris alone, Airbnb has close to 65,000 homes listed.

As Paris witnesses worst riots in decade, French president Emmanuel Macron vows to act against those responsible
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As Paris witnesses worst riots in decade, French president Emmanuel Macron vows to act against those responsible

Paris police said at least 110 people, including 20 police officers, were injured in the violent protests and 224 others were arrested.

10th Gay Games begins with parade in Western Paris, 12,700 participants from 91 countries expected to participate
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10th Gay Games begins with parade in Western Paris, 12,700 participants from 91 countries expected to participate

Paris will play host to the 10th Gay Games in August, amidst heightened anti-LGBTQ sentiment in France after the rise of extreme right ideologies in Europe.

Paris threatens to take Airbnb to court if it does not adhere to its new apartment registration requirements
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Paris threatens to take Airbnb to court if it does not adhere to its new apartment registration requirements

Airbnb has come under heavy scrutiny in France, where tax authorities are tightening the noose around homeowners who fail to declare their rental income.

Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump, regrets 'absence of American leadership' on climate change
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Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump, regrets 'absence of American leadership' on climate change

Former US president Barack Obama on Saturday took a new swipe at his successor Donald Trump over the Paris climate accord at a meeting with business leaders in the French capital.

Paris has a car-free Sunday: Pedestrians, bikers have their day in the City of Lights
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Paris has a car-free Sunday: Pedestrians, bikers have their day in the City of Lights

For the third time, Paris experimented with a car ban on Sunday. With a zone set aside for pedestrians or cyclists covering the entire historic heart of the city — 105 square kilometres — the streets are only vacant for slower, clean forms of transport.

Eiffel Tower goes dark in tribute to victims of attacks in Las Vegas, Marseille
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Eiffel Tower goes dark in tribute to victims of attacks in Las Vegas, Marseille

The Eiffel Tower went dark on Monday night in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Las Vegas and Marseille.

President Emmanuel Macron hails decision to award 2024 Olympics to Paris, says it's a 'victory for France'
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President Emmanuel Macron hails decision to award 2024 Olympics to Paris, says it's a 'victory for France'

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday hailed the decision to award the 2024 Olympics to Paris as a "victory for France".

Paris, Los Angeles to host Olympics in 2024 and 2028
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Paris, Los Angeles to host Olympics in 2024 and 2028

The International Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to award the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time, effectively guaranteeing that Paris and Los Angeles will be the hosts.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo may ban black feminist festival on grounds that it excludes white people
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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo may ban black feminist festival on grounds that it excludes white people

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a black feminist festival in the city to be banned on the grounds that it excludes white people, the media reported.

Paris is destined to host 2024 Olympics, says city mayor as competition with Los Angeles builds up
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Paris is destined to host 2024 Olympics, says city mayor as competition with Los Angeles builds up

Paris is destined to host the Olympics, city Mayor Anne Hidalgo insisted Tuesday as she presented the French capital's project for the 2024 Games to gathered sports federations in Aarhus, Denmark.

Paris faces worst pollution in a decade, traffic restrictions introduced
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Paris faces worst pollution in a decade, traffic restrictions introduced

Paris was smothered on Wednesday by its worst winter pollution in a decade, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of all cars ordered off the road to try to clear the air.

Charlie Hebdo attack: Francois Hollande unveils plaque on first day of week-long commemorations
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Charlie Hebdo attack: Francois Hollande unveils plaque on first day of week-long commemorations

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday kicked off a week of commemorations marking the jihadist rampage in Paris that began with an assault on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and lasted three days, claiming 17 lives.