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Luke Baker

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

18 Apr 2019

REIMS, France/PARIS President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

18 Apr 2019

REIMS, France/PARIS President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.

RPT-As Notre-Dame money rolls in, some eyebrows raised over rush of funds

18 Apr 2019

PARIS, April 17 Pledged donations from French billionaires, companies and ordinary citizens for the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral are approaching 900 million euros after just two days, a reflection of the landmark's resonance in the national psyche.

As Notre-Dame money rolls in, some eyebrows raised over rush of funds

18 Apr 2019

PARIS Pledged donations from French billionaires, companies and ordinary citizens for the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral are approaching 900 million euros (780 million pounds) after just two days, a reflection of the landmark's resonance in the national psyche.

On Paris' Champs Elysees, shattered glass and smoking ruins

18 Mar 2019

PARIS It is meant to be one of the world's most elegant streets: more than a kilometre of boutiques, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and fashion outlets vying for tourists' attention. But on Monday, the Champs Elysees looked more like a construction site.

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

20 Feb 2019

PARIS A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

20 Feb 2019

PARIS, Feb 20 A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.

France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse

19 Feb 2019

PARIS A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and Islamist preachers.

France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse

19 Feb 2019

PARIS A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and Islamist preachers.

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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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.