Paris

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Jan 5

    Renovation Chief: Notre Dame Cathedral Is Not Saved Yet

    The French general who is overseeing the reconstruction of the fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet. Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin told French broadcaster CNews on Sunday that “the cathedral is still in a state of peril” after last year’s fire.

  • knife attack Jan 4

    Knife Attack Near Paris Treated as Terror-Related

    French prosecutors said a knife attack on Friday that left one man dead and two women injured in a park in the Paris area is being treated as terror-related. In a statement Saturday, they said investigations over the past few hours revealed that the assailant, who was shot dead by police, had been radicalized and had prepared the attack in…

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Dec 22, 2019

    Notre Dame Fire Wakes the World Up to Dangers of Lead Dust

    The blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral has revealed a gap in global safety regulations for lead dust. The Associated Press has found that other historic European capitals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization also have no such guidelines.

  • Paris Dec 5, 2019

    Mass Strike Over Pensions Shuts Down Paris

    Private and public workers in Paris called a general strike Thursday, which shut down most of Paris. They are protesting proposed changes to the country’s retirement system.

  • Boston Dec 3, 2019

    Plane’s Emergency Slide Lands in Family’s Yard

    The FAA is investigating after an emergency evacuation slide fell from a plane as it was flying over a neighborhood in Milton.

  • Boston Dec 3, 2019

    Evacuation Slide Falls From Jet Approaching Logan Airport

    Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from an airliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home. A company spokeswoman confirms to the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a Delta Air Lines flight from Paris inbound to Boston’s Logan International Airport at about noon Sunday.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    LVMH Reaches Deal to Acquire Tiffany for $16.3 Billion

    Bulgari owner LVMH has reached a deal to buy Tiffany & Co. at $135 a share in cash, or $16.3 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter. The boards of the luxury firms have been discussing a potential deal since last month, and will meet on Sunday to approve the deal, sources tell CNBC’s David Faber. An agreement could...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Winfrey, Coates Among Speakers at Tribute to Toni Morrison

    In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, but equally special portrait of the late Nobel laureate, who died in August at 88.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    France: Tensions With Police on Yellow Vest 1st Birthday

    Paris police fired tear gas on Saturday to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes-violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and policies seen as favoring the rich. Police deployed in force around Paris and detained 24 people around the capital by mid-morning. Officers dislodged protesters trying to block the bypass...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to Meet to Discuss Conflict

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Screening of Polanski Movie Proceeds Despite Rape Allegation

    The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film “An Officer and a Spy” is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday’s screening will be attended by the film’s crew.

  • Nov 6, 2019

    Family: France’s Catherine Deneuve Hospitalized With Stroke

    Her family says French cinematic icon Catherine Deneuve has had a mild stroke while filming her latest movie.

  • Nov 3, 2019

    Climate Change Activists Nab French President Macron’s Portraits, Divide French Judges

    Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that’s aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight climate change. One by one, environmental activists around France have removed Macron’s official portraits from more...

  • Oct 27, 2019

    Masterpiece Found in French Woman’s Kitchen Sells for $26.6M

    An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million euros ($26.6 million) Sunday. Dominique Le Coent of Acteon Auction House, who sold the...

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Pledges for Global Climate Fund Reach $9.8 Billion

    Governments across the world have pledged $9.8 billion to help poor nations tackle climate change at a conference the United States did not take part in, the fund coordinating support said Friday. Yannick Glemarec, the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, said 27 countries announced contributions by the end of the two-day conference in Paris. The United States did...

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Trump Seeks to Block California as Global Climate Leader

    The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to topple California as a leading voice against climate change, charging in a federal lawsuit that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province in a program to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Overnight Storms Move Out, Leave Trail of Damage

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Dallas on Sunday night, causing structural damage and knocking out electricity to thousands.

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Boston Mayor Walsh Releases Plan to Accelerate Carbon Emissions Goal

    Boston’s mayor has a plan to accelerate the city’s goal of reducing carbon emissions. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh says the updated Climate Action Plan he’s releasing Tuesday will significantly cut carbon emissions from buildings, which account for most emissions in the city.

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Pioneering Actress Diahann Carroll Dies of Cancer at 84

    Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as “Julia,” has died. She was 84.

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Paris Police Attack: No Suggestion of Terrorism

    The French government says there is nothing to suggest the police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death at Paris police headquarters was radicalized. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said Friday on France Info that Paris prosecutors have decided to open a murder investigation on facts “which are not falling under terrorism at this stage of the investigation.” French media said...

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