French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral within five years, in time for Paris to host the 2024 Olympics. To meet the ambitious schedule, Macron said architects from around the world would be invited to submit…
By Thomas Adamson, Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press
Nearly $1 billion in donations have poured in for the vast restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral — but a pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron that it will be completed within five years was facing accusations of being…
By Malcolm Brabant
In Paris, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral is extinguished, but devastating damage remains. Parisians stood alongside global travelers at the site Tuesday, paying tribute to the landmark of cultural achievement that has stood for nearly a millennium. Amid the…
By Associated Press
French President Emmanuel Macron says he is seeking international help to restore the Paris landmark.
With the United Kingdom’s initial extension for Brexit expiring Friday, the pressure is on for a gathering of European Union officials to come up with an alternative. Nick Schifrin talks to Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and…
By Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press
About 6,000 police officers were deployed in the capital on Saturday and two drones were helping to monitor the demonstrations. French authorities also deployed soldiers to protect sensitive sites, allowing police forces to focus on maintaining order during the protests.
By Sylvie Corbet, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ransacked and charred from arson fires.
By Thomas Adamson, Angela Charlton, Associated Press
French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees Avenue,…
By Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
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.
Political upheaval is building on both sides of the English Channel. British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on her Brexit plan. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to increase wages to try and appease Paris protesters. What does all…
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