American basketball is coming to Paris. The NBA is staging its first-ever regular season game in the city Monday night between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets. And the demand from fans has been extraordinary. 120,000 people tried to get tickets, but with the venue sitting just 16,000, most will have to wait until next time.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.