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Health Apr 26Virus lockdown raises tensions in France’s poorest areas
Joining more than 1,000 others, Djemba Diatite stood for hours in line to feed her growing family, grateful for handouts of fruits, vegetables and soap. It was her first time accepting charity, but she had no choice. The coronavirus pandemic…
World Apr 15A year after the devastating fire, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus
A year after a devastating fire, the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral has been halted by a lockdown in Paris to battle the coronavirus.
Health Mar 22Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices
People from Europe to the U.S. are ignoring orders and recommendations to stay at home to help stop the coronavirus from spreading. Now authorities around the world are urging them to start obeying and enforcement is up.
World Sep 26Jacques Chirac, former France president who opposed Iraq invasion, dies at 86
Chirac's outspoken opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 rocked relations with France's top ally.
World Aug 25Paris celebrates its liberation from Nazis, 75 years on
Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an eruption of kissing, dancing, tears and gratitude.
World May 21Macron accuses Bannon, Russian oligarchs of conspiring against EU
French President Emmanuel Macron said Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament elections.
World Apr 18Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire, police say
A judicial police official said investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral Wednesday.
World Apr 18France pays tribute to firefighters who saved Notre Dame
As the ceremonies took place, construction workers hurriedly secured key sections of the fire-weakened cathedral, including an area above one of its famed rose-shaped windows.
World Dec 11France shooting: 4 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg
French prosecutors said a terrorism investigation was opened, though authorities did not announce a motive for the bloodshed.
World Oct 05Interpol president reported missing during visit to China
Meng Hongwei, Interpol's president, boarded a plane and arrived in China but has not been heard from since.