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Caroline Pailliez

France in a rush to train skilled workers to restore Notre-Dame

29 Apr 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

18 Apr 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

18 Apr 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.

France asks: should Notre-Dame's spire be rebuilt as it was?

18 Apr 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

17 Apr 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

16 Apr 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

16 Apr 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.

France's Macron reeling as tough stance against 'yellow vests' backfires

06 Jan 2019

PARIS Emmanuel Macron intended to start the new year on the offensive against the 'yellow vest' protesters. Instead, the French president is reeling from more violent street demonstrations.

France presses Renault over executive compensation paid via Dutch holding company

06 Jan 2019

PARIS The French government has told Renault to provide more details on compensation paid to senior executives via a Dutch holding company jointly owned with alliance partner Nissan, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.

Air France strike leader defeated in boost for new CEO

05 Dec 2018

PARIS The head of Air France-KLM's biggest French pilots' union, who led a recent series of pay strikes, suffered electoral defeat on Tuesday in a boost for new boss Ben Smith as he seeks cost-cutting deals with flight and cabin crew.

World News

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.