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Caroline Pailliez

France's National Assembly leader and Macron ally investigated in graft probe

Sep 12 2019

PARIS French National Assembly President Richard Ferrand was determined to stay in his job after investigating judges placed the close ally of President Emmanuel Macron under formal investigation in a financial impropriety case, his office said.

French should work longer for full pension, government adviser says

Jul 18 2019

PARIS The age when French citizens can receive a full pension should be put back to 64 from 62 now, the government's special adviser on pension reform said on Thursday.

France sees over 3 billion euros in savings from tighter jobless benefits, angering unions

Jun 18 2019

PARIS A planned tightening of jobless benefits in France should save $3.4 billion euros (£3.04 billion) by 2021, the government said on Tuesday, causing shock and fury among unions and prompting one labour leader to threaten street protests.

France in a rush to train skilled workers to restore Notre-Dame

Apr 29 2019

PARIS France is in a hurry to rebuild world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Romain Legoube, an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter, hopes to be among those chosen for the prestigious task of restoring its centuries-old roof. | Video

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

Apr 18 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

Apr 18 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

Apr 18 2019

REIMS, France/PARIS, April 18 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.

France asks: should Notre-Dame's spire be rebuilt as it was?

Apr 18 2019

PARIS France will open the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral's historic spire to international architects after Monday night's catastrophic blaze that gutted the centuries-old roof and sent the towering spire crashing through the vaulted ceiling. | Video

Old financing dispute hangs over Notre-Dame blaze donations

Apr 16 2019

PARIS For years Notre-Dame cathedral was caught in a dispute between the city's archdiocese and the French state over who should pay for repairs to its crumbling gargoyles, collapsed balustrades and weather-eroded Gothic facades.

Old financing dispute hangs over Notre-Dame blaze donations

Apr 16 2019

PARIS For years Notre-Dame cathedral was caught in a dispute between the city's archdiocese and the French state over who should pay for repairs to its crumbling gargoyles, collapsed balustrades and weather-eroded Gothic facades.

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