Paris is the capital and largest city in France ranked by its population. It is a cultural and political center. Paris is one of the world’s most attractive tourist destinations. The economy relies on commerce and services.
Following its missile strike on Syria, Paris suddenly realized that Bashar Assad is still holding the country’s most prestigious Legion of Honor decoration, received in 2001 from Jacques Chirac, local media has revealed.
A man was arrested after the body of an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor was found in her incinerated Paris apartment with 11 stab wounds. French-Jewish groups are calling on police to find out if the crime was anti-Semitic.
Once branded a “no-go” zone by authorities, the Paris suburb of Trappes has become a recruiting ground for Islamic State – and ground zero in France’s struggle to integrate Muslims into its staunchly secular state.