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Two French Billionaires Offer Hundreds Of Millions To Help Rebuild Notre Dame

Two French billionaires pledged Tuesday to donate a total of 300 million euros to fund the restoration of Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s massive fire. François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of the luxury retail group Kering and president of Groupe Artémis, announced Monday night while fires still burned in Notre Dame that his family would donate 100 million euros to ...

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Notre Dame Is Still Standing, But Not For Much Longer Unless It’s ‘Stabilized,’ Expert Says

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, is still standing after suffering extensive damage from a fire that consumed its roof Monday, but the building’s main structure is still in danger, according to one expert. “It’s wonderful that what has survived, survived,” professional architect and professor James McCrery told The Daily Caller News Foundation. But, “it’s vital that the building ...

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Vatican Offers Technical Expertise to Rebuild Notre Dame

The Vatican culture minister said Tuesday one of the most valuable things the Vatican can offer toward rebuilding Notre Dame cathedral will be technical expertise. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi told reporters that the Vatican would be able to offer some design and engineering expertise based on collections in the Vatican Museums in order to help rebuild Notre Dame’s roof. The cathedral’s ...

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Here’s Why Firefighters Couldn’t Save Notre Dame Cathedral

A Gothic engineering technique used to waterproof the top of Notre Dame cathedral made the structure impervious to firefighter’s efforts to douse the flames. The fire destroyed the cathedral’s roof, spire, and stained glass windows, and may have also destroyed a priceless Christian relic – Christ’s crown of thorns. The collapse of the cathedral’s vault also endangers the structural integrity ...

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Thousands Of French Police Prepare As Yellow Vest Activists Storm Paris

More than 100,000 French police are preparing for New Year’s Eve in Paris as the government tries to prevent the yellow vest movement from hijacking what is considered a major tourist event. Demonstrations are being organized on Facebook where nearly 9,000 people have indicated they plan to attend and cause a ruckus. The movement was created in November through a ...

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French Officials Were Warned A Carbon Tax Could Spark Riots. They Didn’t Listen

French protests over a now-scrapped carbon tax proposal are entering their fourth week, but French officials could have avoided the marches and looting if they had listened to scientists’ warnings about green reforms beforehand. French climate scientist Valérie Masson-Delmotte – co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – and a team of experts met with members of the ...

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Paris Is Burning As Armed Patrols Work To Stamp Out Yellow Vest Protests

French police arrested hundreds of protesters associated with the so-called Yellow Vest movement as France is now dealing with more fallout from a failed set of carbon taxes designed to tackle climate change. Police arrested more than 700 people Saturday morning and searched protesters for items like the now-famed yellows vests they wear to signify allegiance to the country’s working class. ...

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‘Taxes, Taxes And Taxes’: Paris Suffers Worst Riot In A Decade As Anti-Macron Protests Roil France

France weathered its worst riots in more than a decade Saturday as “yellow jacket” protesters continue turning parts of Paris upside down over concerns related to high gas taxes and high cost of living. French riot police closed popular tourist areas and fired tear gas as they tried to quell the chaos in the streets. At least 110 people were ...

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Highlights: Trump visits France [video]

Donald Trump visit Paris France 7-13-17

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited France last week as the guests of honor for the 2017 Bastille Day national parade. The White House has released a video with highlights of the first couple’s visit to Paris.

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Friday, July 14, 2017

Patrouille de France's Alpha Jets Bastille Day

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will join President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife as they attend and view the French National Day Parade in celebration of Bastille Day. Afterward, the president and first lady will return to the United States and spend the weekend at the house on Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New ...

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President and First Lady to Visit Paris on Bastille Day

Eiffel Tower Paris France

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been invited to Paris, France to participate in Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday. The U.S. president was invited this year as the guest of honor to mark the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I which was a turning point. Russia had dropped out of the conflict ...

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