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Luke Baker

In France's Somme, far right stirs anti-EU feeling ahead of elections

May 14 2019

ABBEVILLE, France The farmland around Abbeville, in the Somme valley of northeastern France, saw some of the heaviest fighting in two world wars. And for France's far right it is again a battle ground - this time for European elections in 10 days' time.

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.

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

Apr 18 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

Apr 17 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 after just two days, a reflection of the landmark's resonance in the national psyche.

On Paris' Champs Elysees, shattered glass and smoking ruins

Mar 18 2019

PARIS It is meant to be one of the world's most elegant streets: more than a kilometer 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

Feb 20 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

Feb 20 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

Feb 19 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.

World News

Modi promises inclusive India after stunning election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a huge election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of pursuing business-friendly policies and a hard line on national security.