Paris shooting: 'Today, Paris is the capital of the world', says President Hollande

PARIS (AFP) - French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that "today, Paris is the capital of the world," as thousands gathered in Paris to take part in a historic display of global defiance against extremism.

"The entire country will rise up," he told ministers, according to his entourage, as the country reels from an Islamist killing spree that left 17 people dead.