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Tis’ the Season to Be Jolly: Christmas comes early to Paris
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Tis’ the Season to Be Jolly: Christmas comes early to Paris

Christmas lights are up in Paris’ Champs-Élysées and it will mesmerise spectators until 2 January 2023. The yellow string lights suspended from over 400 trees resemble stars fallen on Earth

It's Lit! Shiny bees and bugs are the star attraction in Paris
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It's Lit! Shiny bees and bugs are the star attraction in Paris

Light structures shaped in flowers, insects and even viruses are leaving visitors awe-struck at the 'Mini-Worlds on the Way of Illumination' exhibition during the Light Festival preview at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Under the night sky, the illumination is so bright that the exhibits look real

Explained: Why Pakistan has been removed from FATF and why India is unhappy
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Explained: Why Pakistan has been removed from FATF and why India is unhappy

Already in economic strife, Pakistan was finding it increasingly difficult to obtain financial aid from the IMF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union. The move comes as a financial lifeline

The gory murder of a French schoolgirl that left Paris shocked
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The gory murder of a French schoolgirl that left Paris shocked

The father of the 12-year-old girl, who spent the day at school, raised the alarm when she did not return home. Later that evening, her body was found with large gashes on her neck, and the numbers 0 and 1 written in red on the soles of each of her feet

Not so ordinary? Why Chinese vase put on sale for $2,000 fetched $8.8 million
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Not so ordinary? Why Chinese vase put on sale for $2,000 fetched $8.8 million

The Tianqiuping vase was sent for auction by a woman living in a French overseas territory. The unnamed seller never even laid eyes on the item which she said was left to her by her mother, and which originally belonged to her Parisian collector grandmother

‘Trainers of discord’: Why Emmanuel Macron's sneakers during London visit caused a stir
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‘Trainers of discord’: Why Emmanuel Macron's sneakers during London visit caused a stir

France's Emmanuel Macron during his trip to London ahead of the Queen's funeral was pictured looking unusually casual, wearing a pair of sunglasses and navy-blue trainers, instead of his usual suit and formal black leather shoes

Police kill knife-wielding man at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
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Police kill knife-wielding man at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport

Security forces have been on high alert for terrorist attacks since a wave of jihadist killings that have killed more than 250 people since 2015, often by so-called "lone wolves" who often target police

Americans in Paris after COVID hiatus enjoy euro slide against dollar
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Americans in Paris after COVID hiatus enjoy euro slide against dollar

The euro slipped to parity with the dollar for the first time in nearly 20 years this month, as a cut in Russian gas supplies to Europe heightened fears of a recession in the eurozone

Explained: Is the Eiffel Tower riddled with rust?
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Explained: Is the Eiffel Tower riddled with rust?

The Eiffel Tower is rusting and needs complete repairs, reports leaked to French magazine Marianne suggest. We take a look at how the 1889 monument is maintained and what more needs to be done

Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri photojournalist stopped from flying abroad
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Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri photojournalist stopped from flying abroad

Sanna Irshad Mattoo was on her way to Paris to attend a book launch event and participate in a photography exhibition when she was stopped by immigration authorities at the Delhi airport

Australian, French leaders to hold talks in Paris to mend frayed ties
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Australian, French leaders to hold talks in Paris to mend frayed ties

It will be the first formal meeting between Australia's prime minister Anthony Albanese and French president Emmanuel Macron since former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison ripped up a contract with France to build a dozen diesel-powered submarines

European authorities puzzled as over 300 people in France randomly pricked with needles at nightclubs, concerts
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European authorities puzzled as over 300 people in France randomly pricked with needles at nightclubs, concerts

No victims have reported sexual assault; one said he was robbed. The targeted individuals, who are mostly women, show visible marks of being injected, and report symptoms like feeling groggy

India, France agree to jointly deal with terrorism, challenges in Indo-Pacific, amid China's power play in the region
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India, France agree to jointly deal with terrorism, challenges in Indo-Pacific, amid China's power play in the region

India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China's rising military manoeuvring in the resource-rich region

WATCH: PM Modi gets rousing welcome from Indian diaspora in Germany; children sing patriotic song, present portrait, call him their icon
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WATCH: PM Modi gets rousing welcome from Indian diaspora in Germany; children sing patriotic song, present portrait, call him their icon

Several people who congregated at Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin clicked selfies with PM Modi. One person even touched the Prime Minister's feet in reverence

Two dead as Paris cops shoot at speeding car
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Two dead as Paris cops shoot at speeding car

The vehicle was speeding toward the police against the flow of traffic and refused to stop at a checkpoint. The incident occurred hours after French President Emmanuel Macron won a second term

Three years since the devastating fire, Notre-Dame Cathedral begins revival
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Three years since the devastating fire, Notre-Dame Cathedral begins revival

Ahead of the anniversary of the blaze on Friday, the mammoth cleaning job of the walls, vaults and floor is almost completed, restoring the cathedral to its original whiteness

Champions League final: Paris replaces St. Petersburg as host after Russia-Ukraine conflict
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Champions League final: Paris replaces St. Petersburg as host after Russia-Ukraine conflict

The men's final will still be held on 28 May but now at the 80,000-seat Stade de France after the decision by UEFA's executive committee.

Iran has 'only days' left to accept deal on nuclear progamme, warns France
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Iran has 'only days' left to accept deal on nuclear progamme, warns France

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned that a major crisis would be unleashed if there is no agreement

Paris braces for Canada-style convoys to protest COVID-19 vaccine rules
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Paris braces for Canada-style convoys to protest COVID-19 vaccine rules

Inspired by Canadian truckers paralysing border traffic with the US, the French protesters have been setting off from Bayonne, Perpignan, Lyon, Lille, Strasbourg with the aim of converging on Paris by Friday evening

French police will not tolerate tolerate Canada-style 'Freedom Convoys' blockading Paris
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French police will not tolerate tolerate Canada-style 'Freedom Convoys' blockading Paris

The movement has raised fears of a repeat of the 2018 'yellow vest' anti-government protests that rocked France, only two months before President Emmanuel Macron is expected to seek re-election