Paris

Paris (UK: /ˈpærɪs/ PARR-iss; US: i/ˈpɛərɪs/ PAIR-iss; French: [paʁi]) is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is in the centre of the Île-de-France region, also known as the région parisienne, "Paris Region". The City of Paris has an area of 105 km² (41 mi²) and a population of 2,241,346 (2014 estimate) within its administrative borders essentially unchanged since 1860.

Since the 19th century, the built-up area of Paris has grown far beyond its administrative borders; together with its suburbs, the whole agglomeration has a population of 10,550,350 (Jan. 2012 census).Paris' metropolitan area spans most of the Paris region and has a population of 12,341,418 (Jan. 2012 census), or one-fifth of the population of France. The administrative region covers 12,012 km² (4,638 mi²), with approximately 12 million inhabitants as of 2014, and has its own regional council and president.

Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city its name. By the 12th century, Paris was the largest city in the western world, a prosperous trading centre, and the home of the University of Paris, one of the first in Europe. In the 18th century, it was the centre stage for the French Revolution, and became an important centre of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, a position it still retains today.

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Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

Chatanooga Times Free Press 27 Nov 2022
In cities across Europe, officials are wrestling with a choice as energy prices have gone up because of Russia's war in Ukraine ... From Paris to London, city officials are limiting hours of holiday illumination, and many have switched to more energy-efficient LED lights or renewable energy sources ... "The war and energy squeeze is a reality....
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Energy crunch and war in Ukraine force Europe to confront holiday lighting choice

Boston Herald 27 Nov 2022
In cities across Europe, officials are wrestling with a choice as energy prices have gone up because of Russia’s war in Ukraine ... From Paris to London, city officials are limiting hours of holiday illumination, and many have switched to more energy-efficient LED lights or renewable energy sources ... “The war and energy squeeze is a reality....
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Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during crunch

TDT News 27 Nov 2022
In cities across Europe, officials are wrestling with a choice as energy prices have gone up because of Russia’s war in Ukraine ... From Paris to London, city officials are limiting hours of holiday illumination, and many have switched to more energy-efficient LED lights or renewable energy sources ... “The war and energy squeeze is a reality....
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ANALYSIS - Unpacking outcomes of UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt

Anadolu Agency 27 Nov 2022
... fuels to clean energy ... Global energy continues to depend on fossil fuels to the tune of 80%, not by accident, but because not enough was done to move away from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy, as the Paris COP21 Agreement in 2015 did not mention coal, oil, and gas....
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Sugar Bears sputter, hang on

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 27 Nov 2022
UCA (3-2) led 55-32 with 8.12 remaining ... "They wanted it more. They just kept driving, shooting threes and it looked like we lost a little energy and enthusiasm. I think we took them lightly.". Freshman guard Paris Atkins scored three quick layups thanks to broken inbound coverage from Hendrix to push UCA's lead back to double digits at 65-54 ... ....
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Europe dreams of an energy-efficient Christmas as lights go off early

The Irish Times 26 Nov 2022
... this year the energy crisis means the festive glow has been dimmed somewhat. In Paris, aka the City of Lights, the Comité des Champs-Elysées has knocked one week off the duration of its Christmas display and the energy-efficient lights will be turned off at 11.45pm instead of 2am....
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Ambassador embroiled in ‘Champagnegate’ refuses to comment on controversy

Irish Independent 26 Nov 2022
Former secretary general at the Department of Foreign Affairs Niall Burgess would not take questions about having a champagne celebration in Iveagh House during the lockdown.The end of Mr Burgess’ term as the top civil servant in the department was marred by controversy ......
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AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EST

Reflector 26 Nov 2022
“The key task of today, as well as other days of this week, is energy," Zelenskyy said in his nightly televised address late Friday ... From Paris to London, city officials are limiting hours of holiday illumination, and many have switched to more energy-efficient LED lights or renewable energy sources....
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France, Ireland sign deal for underwater electricity connection

Anadolu Agency 25 Nov 2022
French Energy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher, Ireland's Energy Minister Eamon Ryan and European Commission Deputy Director General for Energy Mechthild Worsdorfer attended the signing ceremony for the Celtic Interconnector project in Paris, the European Commission said in a statement....
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Celtic Interconnector power link between Cork-France to be signed off in Paris today

Irish Independent 25 Nov 2022
The underwater power cable that will run from Cork to Brittany will have a capacity of 700 MegaWatts of electricity, and will be capable of powering up to 450,000 homes.Mr Martin and Minister Ryan will attend the Irish Embassy in Paris for the official signing ceremony later on ......
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Celtic Interconnector power link between Cork-France signed off in Paris today

Irish Independent 25 Nov 2022
France already has 50 electricity connections with its European neighbours.Mr Martin and Minister Ryan attended the Irish Embassy in Paris for the official signing ceremony this morning.French energy transition minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher attended along with and EirGrid chief ......
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Energy bills will get cheaper thanks to €1.6bn Irish-French interconnector – but not for five years and it includes nuclear power

Irish Independent 25 Nov 2022
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and the energy minister both took part in a signing of a contract for a €1.6bn interconnector in the Irish embassy in Paris on Thursday morning.The interconnector will carry electricity between Ireland and France, the direction of the flow depending on ......
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EDF could lose 5 bln euros from France's windfall tax -Les Echos

Reuters 25 Nov 2022
PARIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A planned French windfall tax on energy companies' profits during Europe's current energy crisis would likely cost debt-laden nuclear giant EDF (EDF.PA) around 5 billion euros ($5.20 billion) next year, newspaper Les Echos reported on Thursday....

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