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Caroline Pailliez

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

8:08am EDT

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.

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

* Most shunned a restoration fundraising campaign two years ago

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