AMBOISE, Loire Valley, France Commemorations for Leonardo da Vinci's 500th anniversary begin this week in Amboise, in the Loire Valley, with France and Italy setting aside recent tensions to honour the memory of the Renaissance genius in the town where he spent his final years. | Video
PARIS A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre-Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral's oak-framed roof last week.
PARIS A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday. | Video
PARIS, April 18 A time lapse camera installed
just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de
Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a
French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on
PARIS A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control. | Video
Paris Ein Großfeuer hat am Montagabend große Teile der weltberühmten Pariser Kathedrale Notre-Dame zerstört.
PARIS France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all fail to protect the most vulnerable, a U.N. Special Rapporteur said on Friday. | Video
DINARD, France Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) new president must swiftly form a government and seize the moment as groups, anxious for political change, lay down their arms, the head of the UN mission in Congo warned on Saturday.
PARIS Opposition leaders accused French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, an ally of President Emmanuel Macron, of incompetence after he said on Tuesday he was unaware of policing decisions made during rioting on the Champs Elysees. | Video
PARIS Emmanuel Macron has spent much of the past four months battling to contain the threat from France's "yellow vest" revolt. But another lingering problem may cast a longer shadow over his presidency: the Benalla Affair.