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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 ...

A day after Notre Dame blaze, Parisians and tourists still in shock

World Apr 16, 2019

A day after Notre Dame blaze, Parisians and tourists still in shock

Early morning runners stopped in their tracks, dumb-founded. Across the river, still smouldering, loomed the burnt-out form of Notre Dame Cathedral, its spire collapsed, its bell towers and buttresses standing silent in the dawn light. "Blessee, mais vivante," tweeted Henrik Enderlein, the director of the ...

Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

National Apr 16, 2019

Japan ready to support France in rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

The government expressed willingness to support France in restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral, while officials and notable Japanese figures expressed sadness after Paris' iconic Catholic church was badly damaged by fire. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, saying that ...

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 ...

World / Politics Apr 10, 2019

In a first, French MPs trigger referendum on privatizing Paris airports

French opposition MPs and senators claimed a victory for democracy Wednesday after using a little-known constitutional article to try to trigger a referendum on the government's controversial plans to privatize Paris' airports. In a rare display of non-partisanship, lawmakers straddling the spectrum from the far ...