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France Debates How to Rebuild Notre-Dame, Weighing History and Modernity

PARIS — The ashes have barely settled from the devastating fire that tore through the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, but even as France paid tribute on Thursday to the firefighters who saved the structure and its relics, there was [...]

Millions in Notre-Dame Donations Pour In as France Focuses on Rebuilding

José Vaz de Matos, a firefighter who works with the Culture Ministry to help secure buildings and artwork, said that if the fire had reached the cathedral’s towers and the wooden belfries inside them, a catastrophic chain reaction would [...]

France Focuses on Rebuilding Notre-Dame, as Donations Pour In

PARIS — Days after a destructive fire tore through the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France started on Wednesday to focus on reconstruction, with President Emmanuel Macron having set the ambitious goal of rebuilding the Gothic landmark [...]

Critic’s Notebook: A France in Turmoil Weeps for a Symbol of Paris’s Enduring Identity

Notre-Dame has occupied the heart of Paris for the better part of a millennium, its twin medieval towers rising from the small central island wedged between the storied left and right banks. Now, France is burning. The fire at Notre-Dame [...]

The Latest: France won’t offer Assange asylum unless asked

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Julian Assange’s mother has taken to Twitter to call on authorities to be gentle with her son, who’s jailed in London after his [...]

Thousands Rally Against Anti-Semitism in France After Vandalism of Jewish Cemetery

Two days later, a centuries-old Jewish cemetery in the small village of Quatzenheim, in northeastern France, was vandalized in the night. Some 96 tombs were spray-painted with blue swastikas. It was not the first such incident in Alsace, [...]

France Dispatch: As Migrant Routes Shift, a French Mayor Offers Shelter

BAYONNE, France — The government in Paris disapproves. But the local mayor doesn’t care. He says he will continue sheltering the Africans crossing the Spanish border into France. For Jean-René Etchegaray, mayor of Bayonne, a quiet [...]

Week 13 of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests in France

PARIS — In the 13th straight weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations in France, protesters showed no sign of letting up pressure on the government and did not appear appeased by concessions by President Emmanuel Macron. There [...]

France Recalls Ambassador to Italy After Minister Meets ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters

France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday, an extraordinary diplomatic rupture between longtime European Union and NATO allies, after a series of provocations by Italy’s populist leaders, culminating in a meeting between a top [...]

Germany and France Renew Their Vows, but Challenges Abound

BERLIN — When it was originally signed in 1963, in the long wake of World War II and with the Cold War deepening, the Élysée Treaty served to reconcile Germany and France and establish their relationship as “an indispensable stage [...]