Stories tagged: paris
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 on Friday night in the first NBA regular-season game in France.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
The French army general in charge of rebuilding fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris says renovation work will begin in earnest later this year.
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to reach a “quick compromise” in talks this week with worker unions as nationwide protests and strikes rage on against the government’s plans …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
The French general overseeing the reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet because there’s still a risk its vaulted ceilings might collapse.
Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government’s plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on Saturday
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there’s a “50% chance” the structure might not be saved, because scaffolding installed before this …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Notre Dame Cathedral is unable to host Christmas services for the first time since the French Revolution, because the Paris landmark was too deeply damaged by this year’s fire.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
Last year, it was the yellow vest protests. This year, it’s the strikes that have crippled Paris. The Christmas holidays aren’t proving to be a lucrative – or indeed merry …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars – a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed.
Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
France has one of Europe’s highest domestic violence rates, and now that’s getting highlighted with a wildcat graffiti campaign in Paris and elsewhere
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
French police dismantled makeshift migrant camps in areas underneath suburban highways in northeast Paris on Thursday, an opportunity for President Emmanuel Macron’s government to tout its pledge of getting tough …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
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 …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
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
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
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 …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France’s yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
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
Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
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
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
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
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.
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019
Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just days fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
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
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.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
The Vatican said Monday it has decided to lift the diplomatic immunity of its ambassador to France, who is accused of groping and inappropriate touching by multiple men.
Thu., July 4, 2019
French lawmakers have approved a measure that is intended to force search engines and social networks to take hate speech off the internet.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
The Paris prosecutor’s office says that there is no evidence from a preliminary investigation to suggest that a fire that destroyed large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal.