Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures

World Aug 19, 2019

Notre Dame cleanup resumes with anti-contamination measures

Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral were returning to the Paris site Monday for the first time in nearly a month, this time wearing disposable underwear and other protective gear after a delay prompted by fears of lead contamination. Activity at the work site ...

Paris braces for record heat as Europe sizzles again

World Jul 23, 2019

Paris braces for record heat as Europe sizzles again

Parisians were bracing Monday for potentially the hottest-ever temperature in the French capital this week as a new heat wave blasted into Northern Europe that could set records in several countries. Temperatures were already topping 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday in Paris, ...

Cigarette or electrical fault 'may have caused' Notre Dame fire

World Jun 27, 2019

Cigarette or electrical fault 'may have caused' Notre Dame fire

A cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the devastating fire that ripped through Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral in April, French prosecutors said Wednesday, ruling out any criminal intent. The statement by prosecutors, which also said an investigation was being opened into possible negligence, ...

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

World Jun 16, 2019

Notre Dame celebrates first Mass since devastating fire

The archbishop wore a hard hat, burned wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since a devastating fire ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire on April ...

Fabled Orient Express train may return to Europe's rails again

Business May 17, 2019

Fabled Orient Express train may return to Europe's rails again

It conjures up the atmosphere of rail travel from a bygone golden age, steaming through Europe experiencing top-notch cuisine and the company of fellow passengers who could be writers or spies. And who knows, maybe a mysterious murder along the way deep in the night ...