Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

World Nov 17, 2019

Yellow vest protesters mark anniversary with violence in Paris

Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannons in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations erupted into violence. A total of 28,000 people demonstrated across ...

33 hurt as Paris-London bus flips in France

World Nov 4, 2019

33 hurt as Paris-London bus flips in France

Thirty-three people were injured on Sunday, at least four seriously, when a Paris-London bus with passengers from nine countries overturned in northern France, local authorities said. The Flixbus vehicle toppled onto its side around midday (1100 GMT) as it took an exit from the A1 ...

Islamic State's Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death

World Oct 28, 2019

Islamic State's Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump said in a televised address from ...

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Entertainment News Oct 25, 2019

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Leonardo da Vinci, whose genius encompassed architecture, anatomy, mechanics, music and even party planning, is known first and foremost for his paintings, though he produced fewer than 20 of them. The curators of a stunning retrospective of the Renaissance master's paintings that opened Thursday at ...

Tons of fused scaffolding still a threat to Notre Dame's roof

World Oct 14, 2019

Tons of fused scaffolding still a threat to Notre Dame's roof

Notre Dame Cathedral is still at risk from the 551 tons of scaffolding that fused above it during the searing blaze that destroyed the Paris monument's roof and towering spire six months ago. The tangled metal poses the biggest challenge to efforts to ensure that ...