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  • France 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...

  • Paris Jun 14, 2019

    US Donors, Not French Billionaires, Foot Notre Dame Repair Bills

    The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s been mainly American citizens, via the charitable foundation Friends of Notre Dame, that have footed the bills and paid salaries for...

  • Twitter May 20, 2019

    Rescuers Finally Persuade Eiffel Tower Climber to Come Down

    The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours. Members of a special firefighter climbing unit and police negotiators eventually persuaded the man to surrender, a Paris police official said. The official said the man was “under control and out...

  • Paris Apr 22, 2019

    Notre Dame Fire Was a Warning Bell. Will Europe Listen?

    It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals,...

  • Paris Apr 21, 2019

    Outrage After Some French Protesters Urge Police Suicides

    With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding more help for France’s beleaguered workers, retirees and students. On Saturday, Associated Press reporters heard some protesters in...

  • Paris Apr 20, 2019

    Yellow Vest Anger Burns in France, Fueled by Notre Dame Fire

    French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the protesters wear, the scattered small fires in Paris appeared to be a collective plea...

  • Donald Trump Apr 15, 2019

    NY Cardinal Dolan Prays for Notre Dame, Cathedral ‘of Civilization, Now in Flames’; Other Local Officials React to Massive Blaze

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, went to the city’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral to pray as Notre Dame’s famed cathedral went up in flames Monday, its iconic spire collapse as scores battle the rampant fire.

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Massive Fire Tears Through Notre Dame Cathedral

    Many people at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan said they said a prayer for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was engulfed in flames on Monday. Checkey Beckford reports.

  • president Mar 23, 2019

    French Yellow Vest Protests in Paris Avoid Last Week’s Riots

    Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement drew bigger crowds Saturday than in recent weeks, despite heavy security and even though last weekend’s violence...

  • The Associated Press Feb 5, 2019

    Paris Apartment Fire Kills 10; Resident Detained in Arson Probe

    Paris’ deadliest fire in over a decade claimed 10 lives, sending fleeing residents to the roof to escape the flames that engulfed their apartment building before dawn Tuesday. A 40-year-old female resident, said to have a history of psychiatric problems, was detained near the eight-story building in the quiet neighborhood as police opened an investigation into voluntary arson resulting in...

  • spokeswoman Jan 12, 2019

    2 Firefighters Dead in Paris Gas Leak Explosion as Police Prepare for Protests

    French interior minister says 2 firefighters were killed and at least 30 injured in a blast at a bakery in Paris that was reportedly caused by a gas leak. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said “at this stage we can say it seems from an accidental origin, this would be a gas leak.” He said that Paris firefighters were already at...

  • president Dec 16, 2018

    Tear Gas in Paris, but Fewer Protesters and Bigger Demands

    A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest nationwide outcry, but the smaller crowds pushed fervently for one of their expanding demands, a citizen’s referendum to help define policy. The most resonant call Saturday was a leap from...

  • president Dec 15, 2018

    Scuffles With Police in Paris But Protest Mostly Peaceful

    Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in central Paris on Saturday on the sidelines of a largely peaceful demonstration, during the fifth straight weekend of protests by the “yellow vest” movement. Riot police fired small amounts of tear gas to disperse groups of protesters who headed down the side streets off the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, some with...

  • driver Nov 15, 2018

    Causing an Uproar: Lion Cub Seized From Lamborghini in Paris

    When Paris police officers found a lion cub in a Lamborghini during a traffic stop this week, they exposed the tip of what animal campaigners say is a bizarre and disturbing new trend: People buying or renting cubs to take bling-bling selfie photos of themselves with a baby big cat. The male cub, named Putin but known as Dadou, is...

  • France Sep 10, 2018

    Unlikely Weapon: Petanque Balls Help Disarm Paris Attacker

    They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game’s clanking — and hefty — metal balls. Lobbing them in their dozens at the...

  • Mayor Jan 28, 2018

    French Towns Swim in Floodwaters That Are Rising in Paris

    Floodwaters have transformed the streets of scenic French towns into mucky canals, swallowed up picturesque parks and drained the demand for river boat cruises through Paris. And the waters are still rising. Swollen by weeks of heavy rains, the Seine river is expected to reach its peak in the French capital late Sunday or early Monday. The bottom floor of...

  • Paris Jan 11, 2018

    Police Hunt for Jewels, Thieves After Ritz Robbery in Paris

    Paris police on Thursday recovered most of the jewels stolen from the Ritz Hotel in a dramatic heist, but are still searching for two thieves and any remaining missing luxury merchandise. The robbery on Wednesday evening raised questions about security in one of the world’s most prestigious neighborhoods, the Place Vendome, whose well-guarded buildings include the Justice Ministry, high-end boutiques...

  • driver Aug 9, 2017

    BMW Barrels Into Soldiers Near Paris, Hurting 6; Suspect Shot and Detained

    A BMW plowed into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb Wednesday, hurting six, in what the local mayor said was “without a doubt” the work of a “terrorist.” The driver escaped but was tracked down and shot five times by a SWAT team while he was traveling on a highway about 150 miles north of Paris, officials told...

  • official Aug 6, 2017

    Eiffel Tower: Police Stop Man With Knife Defying Security

    A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident late Saturday, though the tower was briefly evacuated, according to a statement Sunday from the company that manages...

  • Donald Trump Jun 6, 2017

    Conservative Firebrand Ann Coulter Calls NYPD ‘Little Girls,’ Praises French Police After Notre Dame Attack

    The conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, no stranger to public outrage in recent months, took aim at New York cops on Tuesday in a Twitter post.

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