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Julie Carriat

At Amboise, Leonardo's last years paint a picture of Franco-Italian harmony

02 May 2019

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

Scaffolding firm says workers smoked at Paris' Notre-Dame

24 Apr 2019

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.

Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze

18 Apr 2019

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

Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may offer clues on blaze

18 Apr 2019

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 Thursday.

Fire guts Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris; Macron pledges to rebuild

16 Apr 2019

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

Großbrand verwüstet Pariser Wahrzeichen Notre-Dame

16 Apr 2019

Paris Ein Großfeuer hat am Montagabend große Teile der weltberühmten Pariser Kathedrale Notre-Dame zerstört.

France guilty of abusing rights of homeless people - U.N. rapporteur

12 Apr 2019

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

U.N. Congo expert calls for rapid transition to avoid renewed violence

06 Apr 2019

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.

Opposition accuses French interior minister over yellow vest violence

19 Mar 2019

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

France's 'Benalla Affair' - the scandal Macron can't shake

13 Feb 2019

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.

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