Donors pledge €700 million to rebuild gutted Notre Dame

World Apr 17, 2019

Donors pledge €700 million to rebuild gutted Notre Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre Dame cathedral reached some €700 million ($790 million) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the medieval monument will ...

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

Business Apr 12, 2019

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

A French court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict against chemicals giant Monsanto over the poisoning of a farmer who suffered neurological damage after using one of its weedkillers, the latest legal setback for the company over its controversial pesticides. Cereal farmer Paul Francois has ...

May pleads with Macron and Merkel for Brexit delay

World / Politics Apr 10, 2019

May pleads with Macron and Merkel for Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May toured Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to plead for an extension to the deadline for Brexit, which looked increasingly likely to be approved by EU leaders at a crunch meeting in Brussels. May has asked for a second extension to ...

Glaring U.S. absences raise questions about relevance of G7

World / Politics Apr 5, 2019

Glaring U.S. absences raise questions about relevance of G7

Foreign and interior ministers from the Group of Seven countries are gathering in France this week to try to find ambitious solutions to world security challenges. Putting a dampener on that are two glaring American absences: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland ...