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Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized as investigators probe cause

World Apr 20, 2019

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized as investigators probe cause

Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of the Notre Dame Cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said. The promising development came as Notre Dame's ...

An ancestor of Paris' Notre Dame still stands in war-torn Syria

World Apr 20, 2019

An ancestor of Paris' Notre Dame still stands in war-torn Syria

An arched entrance flanked by two towers, elaborate carvings and a broad-aisled nave: A fifth-century limestone church in northwestern Syria is the architectural forerunner of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. Standing in the village of Qalb Lozeh (Heart of the Almond), the cathedral is widely hailed ...

France salutes 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre Dame

World Apr 19, 2019

France salutes 'exemplary' firefighters for saving Notre Dame

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as "exemplary" hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to shore up the still fragile cathedral. Some 600 firefighters worked throughout the night Monday to put out the fire at the ...

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 ...