Employee kills 4 officers in knife attack at Paris police HQ

Europe 10/03/19, 09:31

An administrator armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, officials said. Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appeared to have started in an office and continued elsewhere in the large police compound across the street ...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 05/17/19, 21:08

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes armed security at a school in Beverly Hills, Calif.; a scuffle at Hong Kong's legislative assembly over controversial amendments; and a ...

Canadian PM visits ravaged Notre Dame to show solidarity

Europe 05/15/19, 10:02

French Culture Minister Franck Riester says that a month after a fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral, the edifice is still being made safe enough for its restoration to begin.Riester and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore hard hats for a visit Wednesday inside the Gothic church.Trudeau said he wanted to ...

Notre Dame’s melted roof leaves astronomical lead levels

Europe 05/09/19, 05:12

Notre Dame Cathedral's melted roof has left astronomically high lead levels in the plaza outside and adjacent roads.Paris police say lead levels from the roof were found to be between 10 and 20 grams per kilogram of ground — between 32 and 65 times the recommended limit by French health ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 04/27/19, 03:30

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes participants in an indigenous people's protest in Brazil; the aftermath of the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka; and mourners on the ...

French police experts start Notre Dame checks after fire

Europe 04/25/19, 02:29

French police scientists and other expert investigators are starting to examine Notre Dame Cathedral for the first time since last week's devastating fire.A police official said teams from three different police agencies are entering the monument Thursday to take samples and search for clues as to what caused the fire. ...

Protective tarps set to be installed over Notre Dame

Europe 04/23/19, 06:55

The man in charge of the restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral says he has appointed professional mountain climbers to install temporary tarps over the building to offset potential rain damage.With showers set to hit the French capital this week, the architect-in-chief said he had to rush the installation ...

Notre Dame’s Paris worshippers displaced for Easter Mass

Europe 04/21/19, 02:58

Displaced by a massive fire, Notre Dame Cathedral's Paris parishioners are gathering to celebrate Easter in another church and to pray for a speedy reconstruction of their beloved monument.The fire that engulfed Notre Dame during Holy Week has forced worshippers to find other places to attend Easter services. The Paris ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 04/20/19, 04:24

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes images of the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; Ivanka Trump's visit to Ivory Coast; and Holy Week ...

Paris: Yellow vest anger mixes with Notre Dame mourning

Europe 04/20/19, 03:13

French yellow vest protesters are marching anew to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve.Multiple protest events are planned around Paris and other cities Saturday for the 23rd weekend of the yellow vest movement against wealth inequality and ...

Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

Europe 04/19/19, 02:38

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting officials from the United Nations' cultural agency, where he is expected to set out ideas for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral.He will meet with state delegates from UNESCO, which oversees global heritage issues, in the Elysee Palace Friday.Macron's push for a speedy rebuild ...

Worth the risk? It’s not easy to put a value on a cathedral

Europe 04/19/19, 02:11

Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark.But contrary to what one might think, little of the money will come from insurance companies.Notre Dame and all of its pre-1905 artworks ...

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Europe 04/18/19, 11:54

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A French judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators made an initial assessment of ...

Update: Workers try to secure Notre Dame’s structure

Europe 04/18/19, 05:30

The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local):12:20 p.m.Workers are securing the support structure above one of Notre Dame's famed rose windows with wooden planks after this week's devastating fire.A fire fighter makes his way on a balcony of Notre Dame ...

Official: Notre Dame faced ‘chain-reaction collapse’ in fire

Europe 04/17/19, 12:38

Notre Dame Cathedral would have burned to the ground in a "chain-reaction collapse" had firefighters not moved as rapidly as they did to battle the blaze racing through the beloved landmark building, a French government official said Wednesday. The firefighters acted aggressively to protect wooden supports in the twin medieval bell ...

‘I feel lost’: Notre Dame fire destroyed a spiritual home

Europe 04/17/19, 09:15

In the stones soaring skyward and the Gothic magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral, Cecile Deleville found a refuge for her soul.She was there three days before an inferno devastated the cathedral in the midst of evening Mass and less than a week before the Christian celebration of Easter."I feel lost," ...

Tourist mecca Notre Dame also revered as place of worship

Europe 04/17/19, 01:31

The soaring beauty of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral as it echoed with Gregorian chants so moved French poet Paul Claudel on Christmas Day 1886 that the avowed atheist converted to Catholicism on the spot."In an instant, my heart was touched and I believed," Claudel, who remained a committed Catholic until ...

Shock, sadness, but no panic: Minutes that saved Notre Dame

Europe 04/16/19, 17:08

Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of wood, stone, lead and iron and wanted more. Far below, their vision obscured by fumes and tears, firefighters, priests and municipal ...

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