Stories tagged: france
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame’s vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blankly at a warehouse roof in …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie has been bitten by the injury bug again. The senior forward is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing a “knee procedure” Thursday, according …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
French billionaire Francois Pinault and son Francois-Henri Pinault have officially signed documents setting aside $109 million toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral, following months of delay that left officials largely reliant …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
France’s highest court ruled that former President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and who defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died …
Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman’s kitchen –and it’s expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction.
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Notre Dame Cathedral has far to go to recover from a destructive fire but a hardy copper rooster that once topped the spire is serving as a reminder that all …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists’ plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
U.S. will not medal at the basketball World Cup, falling 89-79 to France in the quarterfinals.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4 p.m.
Peter Reese couldn’t believe what he just heard. The associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was in France for …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:27 p.m.
French President Emmanuel Macron used the three-day summit of G-7 leaders he hosted in southwest France to showcase his political talents.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave his approval for Iran’s top diplomat to make an unannounced appearance on the margins of the G-7 summit, denying Monday that he was …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and was headed to the building where leaders of the world’s major democracies have been debating for …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, noon
Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
It’s sometimes called “the forgotten D-Day,” the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis. France held an elaborate military ceremony Thursday to remember …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Paris authorities shut down streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral to decontaminate them Tuesday, after high levels of lead were registered in the area following the April blaze that damaged …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:18 p.m.
Environmental groups and one of France’s largest labor unions called Monday for stronger measures to ensure cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral does not expose workers and nearby residents …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 11:31 a.m.
Cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will resume later this month but under stricter lead-protection rules, amid growing public concern about toxic pollution.
Sat., July 27, 2019, 1 p.m.
If I had to choose one word to sum up the Loire Valley’s Chateau de Chenonceau, it would be “elegant.” In June, I led a tour of France’s most beautiful …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
The temperature’s dropping but Europe’s troubles aren’t over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing …
Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:06 p.m.
Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a …
Wed., July 17, 2019, noon
A French architect says that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn’t safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument.
Thu., July 11, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.