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137 people arrested as “Yellow Vest” renews in Paris

7,500 police officers have been poured in and armored vehicles were deployed to handle more threats of rioting. A brief standoff erupted when anti-riot police fired tear gas to prevent some demonstrators from cruising to adjacent streets.

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Location, location, location! Misplaced Paris urinal ridiculed

What was supposed to stop peeing in public has become a joke: A urinal located on the Seine promenade is far from being a quiet retreat.The French capital wanted to counter peeing in public with ecological urinals — and inadvertently created the summer’s biggest joke. Those who relieve themselves in one of the bright-red boxes …

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Paris exhibition celebrates revolutionary Russian art

In the wake of the Russian Revolution, artist Marc Chagall created an avant-garde art school that drew in abstract art pioneers like Kazimir Malevitch. Works from this People’s Art School are now on display in Paris.A resident of Petrograd, Russian-French artist Marc Chagall was greatly affected by the Bolshevik revolution that transformed Russia in 1917. …

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How Paris’ 100-million-euro art heist happened

It was the art heist of the century. Lax security at Paris’ Museum of Modern Art led to a massive theft in 2010. As the alleged thief stands trial, an art insurance expert explains why theft can’t always be prevented.Dubbed “Spiderman,” 49-year-old Vjeran Tomic went on trial earlier this week for his alleged involvement in …

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HSBC likely to move staff to Paris

British multinational banking and financial services company HSBC has said it will most likely switch hundreds of jobs to Paris from London. It said such a move made sense once the UK was out of the European Union.Speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver told Bloomberg Television the …

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Paris boosts funds for Eiffel Tower upgrade

Olympics candidate Paris announced a 45 percent increase in funding to upgrade the Eiffel Tower as it gears up its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to “highlight the Eiffel Tower even further, to make it a flawless showcase of the Parisian welcome,” city hall said in a statement. The announcement comes …

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