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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

French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years

Apr 17 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. | Video

Macron will Notre-Dame in fünf Jahren wiederaufbauen

Apr 17 2019

Paris Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron hat einen ambitionierten Zeitrahmen zum Wiederaufbau der bei einem Brand verwüsteten Kathedrale Notre-Dame gesteckt.

UPDATE 1-French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years

Apr 16 2019

* Graphic of the Notre-Dame fire: https://tmsnrt.rs/2XgGCRi (Adds more detail)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Gutted but "valiant", Notre-Dame still stands

Apr 16 2019

PARIS, April 16 Parisians gave thanks to see the bell towers and great stained-glass rose window of Notre-Dame still standing on Tuesday, after firefighters laboured through the night to douse the flames that gutted one of the most potent national symbols of France.

French-made tanks and howitzer canons used in Yemeni war: Disclose

Apr 15 2019

PARIS French arms including tanks and laser-guided missile systems sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are being used in the Yemeni war against civilians, leaked intelligence published by investigative website Disclose showed.

EU to agree Brexit delay but France pushes for conditions

Apr 09 2019

PARIS/BERLIN/BRUSSELS European Union leaders will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit but they could demand she accepts a much longer extension as France pushed for conditions to limit Britain's ability to undermine the bloc. | Video

EU's Vestager says Europe must lead the way with a digital tax

Apr 08 2019

PARIS Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday.

Low expectations, no quarrels and Libya accord rescue G7 summit

Apr 06 2019

DINARD, France The Group of Seven nations ended a foreign ministers' meeting in western France without quarreling on Saturday, as they looked to lay the groundwork for a leaders' summit in August despite the absence of the U.S. Secretary of State.

G7 foreign ministers interrupt talks to warn against advance on Tripoli

Apr 05 2019

DINARD, France Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations implicitly warned eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday against an advance toward the capital Tripoli as they scrambled to defuse a dangerous escalation in the north African oil producer's power struggle. | Video

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