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Wait continues for France fans looking to buy new jerseys

France fans hoping to buy their team’s new jerseys at the Nike store on the Champs-Elysees in Paris are sorely disappointed: the shirts sporting two stars for the team’s two World Cup victories are nowhere to be seen.

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In Paris, eco-friendly urinals spark sniggers and seething

In the heart of Paris, a radical experiment in urine management is taking place: new eco-friendly urinals which are prompting titters from some and furious complaints from others.

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Behind the scenes of baggage screening in Roissy airport

Ever wondered how your suitcase goes missing from a flight? It’s all down to the baggage screening department of an airport. In Paris’s busy Charles de Gaulle airport, impressive baggage screening machines operate in the basement, with an automated system, to transport and screen luggage before they’re loaded into the hold of a flight. The new screening machine can handle up to 8,000 suitcases an hour.

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Gay Games in Paris offer crucial respite to gay athletes

The Gay Games, which are underway in Paris, are not just a chance to celebrate sport and diversity: they offer crucial respite to gay athletes forced to hide their sexuality in their home countries.

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Exiled Syrians put on dance performance at Paris art festival

Posters denouncing the government of Bashar al-Assad, paintings on Syrian jails and choreography to evoke the trauma … These artists in exile have Syria in their skin and they tell through their work, by commitment or because they do not know any other way to express their stories. Their work was presented at the third edition of the festival “Syrien n’est fait” in Paris, at Les Grand Voisins (14th), organized by the NGO ASML / Syria.

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French police control car pollution permits during heatwave

French police set up checks outside Paris, where vehicles bearing the Crit’air 4 and 5 stickers – meaning they have high emissions – are prevented from entering the capital, to try to reduce ozone pollution aggravated by the heat.

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Strike over long lines shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

The Eiffel Tower turns away tourists for a second day in Paris as workers press a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors. IMAGES

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Eiffel Tower shut in dispute over ‘monstrous’ queues

Staff at the Eiffel Tower shut down the Paris landmark in protest over a new access policy which they say is generating “monstrous” queues for tourists.

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Rival micro scooter service launches in Paris

US company Bird launches Paris’ second self-service electric scooter company, competing with Uber-backed venture Lime which was unveiled in the capital in June.

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Thousands forced to evacuate Paris metro after power failure

Thousands of commuters and holidaymakers were forced to evacuate from one of Paris’ busiest metro lines on Tuesday evening after a power failure halted the driverless trains.