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Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning a brilliant white tuxedo dress and a 1,000-watt smile. But on …


Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down on Monday after a man began scaling the Paris monument, eventually stopping his climb near the top but apparently refusing to come …


Louvre museum pays tribute to pyramid’s architect Pei

The Louvre museum in Paris paid tribute Friday to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei who died earlier this week at the age of 102 at his …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower: Laser show for Iron Lady

Paris is wishing the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday on Wednesday with an elaborate laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

French telecom giant Orange on trial over staff suicides

The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France’s main telephone and internet company over three years.


Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and a more representative parliament on Thursday to quell five months of yellow vest protests that have damaged his presidency. …


Workers install tarps to protect gutted Notre Dame from rain

Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that …


Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Architects and construction workers have now stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters will leave the …


Investigators think electrical short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters …


Official: Notre Dame faced ‘chain-reaction collapse’ in fire

Notre Dame Cathedral would have burned to the ground in a “chain-reaction collapse” had firefighters not moved as rapidly as they did to battle the blaze racing through the beloved …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Doubts rise over Macron’s 5-year plan to rebuild Notre Dame

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’

The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won’t be the last. In a sense, that is good news. A …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:21 a.m.

Donations flow in as crews assess damage to Notre Dame Cathedral

From certain angles on Tuesday, it was almost possible to look head-on at the front of Notre Dame, see its centuries-old rose windows and carved statues and imagine that all …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Embers like stars: Gonzaga student describes scene at Notre Dame

Shocked silence. That is how Winston Holyfield, a Gonzaga University student, described the scene at the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic structures in Paris. Holyfield …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 12:31 a.m.

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 2:41 p.m.

U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State says French extremist linked to 2015 Paris attacks Paris killed

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group says a prominent French extremist linked to the 2015 attacks on Paris has been killed.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

French ‘yellow vest’ anti-government protests turn violent in Paris

A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest.


Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect has history of mental issues

The Paris prosecutor says a suspect detained in the fire that devastated a Paris apartment building and killed 10 people has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past …


Officials: 7 dead, many injured in Paris apartment fire

The Paris fire service says seven people have been killed and at least 28 injured in a fire in a residential building.


3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as …


The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.


Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

French police brace for New Year’s Eve unrest

France is deploying more than 147,000 security forces nationwide to gird for New Year’s Eve unrest as yellow vest protesters prepare to join the public revelry.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest …


Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

Anticipating a fourth straight weekend of violent protests, France on Friday mobilized armored vehicles and thousands of police, cordoned off Paris’ broad boulevards and made plans to shut down tourist …


French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters’ anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris.