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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

Macron will Notre-Dame in fünf Jahren wiederaufbauen

17 Apr 2019

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

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

17 Apr 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

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

17 Apr 2019

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

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

16 Apr 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

15 Apr 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.

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

15 Apr 2019

* French-made arms being used against Yemeni civilians - document

EU to agree Brexit delay but France pushes for conditions

10 Apr 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

08 Apr 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

07 Apr 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.

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Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.