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World Apr 19Donations for Notre Dame anger yellow vest protestors
Protestors felt outraged when, in just a few hours, billionaires pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to help restore the damaged cathedral.
World Apr 15Fire breaks out at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral
A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets…
Arts Mar 29Pioneer French filmmaker Agnes Varda dies at 90
Varda, who was a part of the French New Wave, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers.
World Jan 11“I’m demanding my due,” yellow vest supporters say as protests continue
Like the reflective fluorescent safety vests, occupied roundabouts have become a trademark of the protest movement shaking up France that was initially triggered by the rising cost of fuel but has since morphed into a broader anti-government revolt.
World Dec 14Fourth person dies of wounds from French Christmas market attack
The prosecutor's office announced the death three days after the attack in the eastern French city and a day after the suspected gunman was shot dead by police.
World Dec 147 in police custody after Christmas market shooting in France
Investigators looking into an attack that killed three people in Strasbourg are trying to establish whether the main suspect had help while on the run.
World Dec 13Strasbourg suspect killed in shootout, French officials say
The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people.
World Dec 07Central Paris will be on lockdown Saturday as the city braces for more ‘yellow vest’ protests
On Friday, workers across Paris lugged pieces of plywood and hammered boards over the windows of shops and businesses — making the plush Champs-Elysees neighborhood appear like it was bracing for a hurricane.
World Dec 05Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent ‘yellow vest’ demonstrations
Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron's surrender came too late and is no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at their president, whom they consider out-of-touch with the problems of ordinary people.
World Dec 04France suspends fuel tax hike, but protesters vow to fight on
In a major U-turn for the government, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in a live televised address that the planned increases set for January would be postponed until summer.