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Pacific leaders in Paris for climate summit

Two years after the Paris agreement France's president has called together the world's financial and political leaders to come up with action to meet its goals.

Pacific leaders have long called for more financial commitment and innovation to avoid catastrophe.

Emmanuel Macron's main focus for the One Planet Summit is to determine how the financial sector can better support climate action.

The changes necessary will not pay for themselves and innovation is needed.

Car rams into police van in Paris

The driver died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car.

"Security forces have been targeted in France once again," Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said, calling it an "attempted attack".

No law enforcement officers or civilian bystanders were hurt.

France is under a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of deadly terrorist attacks in recent years.

Arnold Schwarzenegger photobombs tourists in Paris

The Terminator star couldn't resist diving in front of the Thai visitors as they were posing for a group shot in front of the Eiffel Tower.

On a bike, in dark glasses, shorts and a camouflage jacket, the actor was understandably unrecognisable to them.

He later thanked them on Instagram for "letting me crash your photo!"

Rugby stars charged in Paris over cocaine

The pair were arrested outside a nightclub near the Champs Elysees on Saturday and spent a night in jail.

Williams, 35, will appear in court at a later date having accepted a charge of buying cocaine, judicial sources say.

O'Connor, 26, faces a charge of possession. They were found with 2.4 grams of the drug.

Police, quoted by AFP, alleged Williams was seen in a car with two suspected drug dealers. O'Connor was allegedly spotted outside the car acting as a lookout.

Williams plays for the French team Racing 92 and O'Connor is at Toulon.

Bulletproof glass wall to protect Eiffel Tower

The Paris mayor's office said the wall will replace metal fences put up for the Euro 2016 football tournament.

The project, if approved, is expected to cost about €20m and work should start later this year.

The French capital has been on high alert since attacks by jihadists in November 2015 left 130 people dead.

Last July, 86 people were killed when a lorry ploughed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern city of Nice.

Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens say they are implementing the ban to improve air quality.

They say they will give incentives for alternative vehicle use and promote walking and cycling.

The commitments were made in Mexico at a biennial meeting of city leaders.

Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint in Paris hotel room

Her husband, rapper Kanye West, abruptly left his set early at the Meadows Festival in New York on Sunday night after learning of the news.

"Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening, by two armed masked men dressed as police officers," a spokesperson said.

"She is badly shaken but physically unharmed."

A Paris police official confirmed that there was a robbery involving Kardashian but she was unharmed, and that an investigation was underway.

Voices of the Pacific - some regional reflections

The agreement includes several key elements that are of particular importance to the Pacific region, including recognition for pursuing a temperature goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels, a strengthened mechanism for loss and damage, and the provision for scaled up and simplified access to climate finance for small island developing states.

History pact to slow global warming is celebrated in Paris

The "Paris agreement" aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) between now and 2100, a key demand of poor countries ravaged by rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.

Paris attacks kill at least 120

Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage.

The siege ended when security forces stormed the building.

People were shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris. Eight attackers were later reported killed.

Police believed all of the gunmen were dead but it was unclear if any accomplices were still on the run after the string of near-simultaneous attacks.

Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.