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It’s a wrap: Christo’s final art project follows Paris triumph

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Before he died last year the artist Christo had not one but two dreams: to wrap the Arc de Triomphe and to build a massive structure out of oil drums in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi. L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped was co...

Paris serial killer of 80s and 90s was ex-police officer, DNA shows

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A retired police officer has been identified as the serial killer behind a spate of murders and rapes in and around Paris in the 1980s and 1990s, in which he used his police card, handcuffs and professional restraint ...

Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Manchester City: Champions League – reaction!

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Lionel Messi opened his Parisian account in spectacular fashion as PSG gained a modicum of revenge for last season’s semi-final defeat

Cop26 climate talks will not fulfil aims of Paris agreement, key players say

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Vital United Nations climate talks, billed as one of the last chances to stave off climate breakdown, will not produce the breakthrough needed to fulfil the aspiration of the Paris agreement, key players in the talks ...

Paris attacks: accused says killings revenge for French airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

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The sole survivor of the jihadist cell alleged to have killed 130 people in Paris six years ago has told his trial the attacks were revenge for French airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, and that France had known “the risks...

Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement

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The global pipeline of new coal power plants has collapsed since the 2015 Paris climate agreement, according to research that suggests the end of the polluting energy source is in sight. The report found that more tha...

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency

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The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced a bid for the French presidency, saying that as a woman with working-class, immigrant roots she will try to repair the anger and divisions in French society an...

‘Renegade’ Burning Man festival draws thousands to Nevada desert, including Paris Hilton

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More than 15,000 people swarmed Nevada’s Black Rock Desert over the weekend for what was dubbed a “renegade” Burning Man, drawing celebrity guests and causing a headache for local law enforcement. The famous festival...

UK criticised for ‘dropping Paris climate goals in trade deal with Australia’

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Green campaigners have criticised the UK government for apparently removing references to the temperature goals of the Paris climate agreement from a prospective trade deal with Australia. According to Sky News, the t...

2015 Paris attacks: security high as 20 suspects go on trial

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The trial of 20 men accused of involvement in the 2015 wave of terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 and left hundreds more injured has opened in the French capital’s historic law courts. At 13.17 on Wednesday ju...

Belgian broadcaster releases interview with on-the-run Paris terror suspect

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A day before he goes on trial in the French capital, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF has released an interview with the alleged kingpin of the Paris terror attacks, recorded as he was fleeing France in the aftermath o...

Paris 2024 to take opening ceremonies to the streets in Games for the people

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On Sunday night, during the Paralympic handover ceremony, Tony Estanguet could be seen bounding on to a stage in Paris in a black polo shirt and stonewash jeans. Full of energy and boasting a big smile, like a radio D...

Paris attack survivors await start of France’s biggest ever criminal trial

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Deep inside Paris’s historic law courts on the bank of the River Seine, builders were putting the finishing touches to an extraordinary architectural structure described as a cross between a high-security bunker and m...

Real Madrid make £137m bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé

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Paris Saint-Germain are considering a €160m (£137m) bid from Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappé, with the France forward hoping to seal a move to the Spanish giants. The 22-year-old has less than a year remaining on his co...

Paris Calligrammes review – a portrait overflowing with joy and political urgency

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Mostly comprising of a voiceover and archival footage, German auteur Ulrike Ottinger’s new film feels like a stylistic shift from the avant-garde, carnivalesque works of queer radicalism for which she is best known. U...

Britain’s Liam Heath wins Olympic canoe bronze and ponders Paris push

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As the defending champion this Olympic Games was a new experience for Great Britain’s Liam Heath. The outcome was also different, but given his sluggish start in the frantic sprint race he was happy with bronze in the...

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