French Minister Blames Thugs for Yellow Vest Violence in Paris

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner blamed radicalized thugs for violence that erupted in Paris on Saturday during protests marking the first anniversary of the “Yellow Vests” movement. Police and rioters clashed into the evening in the French capital, with authorities detaining 173 people and deploying tear gas and water cannons. “There weren’t many protesters yesterday, rather there were brutes and […]

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Cathedral resurrection: A look at famous houses of worship reborn after destruction

The conflagration Monday that has consumed huge sections of the 12th-century Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has left people around the world aghast. But is it the end of one of the world’s architectural and religious treasures? If history has taught us anything, the answer is no. In fact, the Church of England has already predicted that Notre Dame – no […]

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As Boeing Reels From Crashes, Airbus Stays Mum About Sales Gains

The ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris exuded the full pomp of the French state. Under gilded ceilings dripping with chandeliers, executives of Airbus SE and the agency that buys planes for China’s airlines signed an order worth $35 billion as French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, looked on. Normally, such an event would be […]

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2 Firefighters Killed in Paris Bakery Blast; Dozens Injured

Paris (AP) — French authorities said two firefighters were killed and 47 people injured in a powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday that blasted out windows and overturned cars. Firefighters pulled injured victims from windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central […]

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The Latest: Paris police arrest dozens during protests

Demonstrators face riot police officers during a protest Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the “yellow vest” protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after protests on previous weekends turned violent. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) The Latest on France protests (all times local): Continue Reading Below […]

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US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

In this July 27, 2018 photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to roll back another coal regulation, this one for new coal plants. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches planted the American flag at the U.N. climate talks […]

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Paris fears new protest violence despite Macron's retreat

Students watch a burning trash bin outside their school in Bayonne, southwestern France, Thursday, Dec.6, 2018. Protesting students are disrupting schools and universities Thursday, and drivers are still blocking roads around France, now demanding broader tax cuts and government aid. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron's […]

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Paris riots show difficulty of fighting warming with taxes

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, demonstrators stand at a makeshift barricade set up by the “yellow jackets” protesters to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France. Even proponents of carbon taxes acknowledge that an increase in fuel taxes can disproportionally hurt low-income people. Energy costs make up a larger portion […]

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