A picture taken on April 11, 2018 in Paris shows the skyline of La Defense business district. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY
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Paris is taking home-sharing giant Airbnb to court for failing to remove ads from people who have not properly declared their properties, city authorities said Thursday.The French capital is also suing the smaller German website Wimdu for the same reason, with the court hearing in Paris set for June 12, Ian Brossat, deputy mayor for housing, told AFP.In November 2017, Paris capped the number of days an individual can rent out their home as a short-term let at 120 per year.Airbnb called on Paris to follow the lead of other European cities in deciding how to regulate its rentals.Paris is the world's third-most visited city, according to a Mastercard ranking, and one of Airbnb's top markets with some 65,000 homes listed -- not much lower than the capital's 80,000 hotel rooms.
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