France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.
There is growing resentment in France to the campaign to rebuild a national treasure: the Notre Dame Cathedral. Reconstruction could easily cost more than a billion dollars. Roxana Saberi reports. CBS News - Published
French yellow vest protesters marched anew Saturday to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve. (April 20)
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Soldiers patrolled the streets around Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday (April 20), as Paris geared up for the 23rd round of 'yellow vest' protests, in the wake of the fire that ravaged the cathedral's..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a 37 year-old man was arrested after walking into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid, and lighters. The..
After the tragic destruction of the historical Notre Dame church in France, a fundraising effort for rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral inspired people to donate funds to the reconstruction of several..
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Pope Francis would at an undetermined time visit France. The country was plunged into sorrow this week by a catastrophic fire at the Notre-Dame de..
"We can do those things far more effectively with 21st century materials than simply cut down a bunch of oak trees and put them back up again the way it was," says Professor Stephen Murray. Rough Cut..
According to a report by Huffpost, on Tuesday, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate change activist, brought European Union lawmakers to their feet in applause during an EU Environment, Public Health and..
David Turecamo, "Our Man in Paris," explores the history of France's famed Notre Dame Cathedral and explains how it was saved from near destruction, int his story originally broadcast on April 24,.. CBS News - Published
French yellow vest protesters marched anew Saturday to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is not the only problem the nation needs to solve. (April 20)
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Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a.. Reuters - Published
Clashes broke out between some demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new.. Reuters - Published
The French interior minister warned on Friday that violence could flare up on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests, as authorities banned marches around the fire-gutted Notre-Dame cathedral. Reuters - Published
Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace.. Reuters - Published
President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have.. Reuters - Published
France said on Thursday it supported the internationally government in Tripoli after that authority accused it of backing its rival in eastern Libya and said it would cut security cooperation with.. Reuters - Published
France is paying a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames.
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Pope Francis would at an undetermined time visit France, a country plunged into sorrow this week by a catastrophic fire at the Notre-Dame de Paris.. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Wednesday, April 17: Woman 'infatuated' with Columbine found dead in Colorado; French president talks about rebuilding Notre Dame; Ivanka Trump says 'no cause for concern' about.. USATODAY.com - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral went up in flames on Monday , a blaze that devastated the landmark, destroying its wood-beamed roof and collapsing the iconic spire, a searing loss for Paris and France. Reuters - Published
The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will stand trial in France for allegedly acquiring millions of euros worth of French property assets using funds diverted from the Syrian state, a judicial.. Reuters - Published
France will open the redesign of the Notre-Dame de Paris' iconic roofline to international architects after Monday night's blaze gutted the oak-framed structure and sent its 300-foot spire crashing.. Reuters - Published
Plans are being made to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, less than 48 hours after it was devastated by fire. About $1 billion has been promised to help restore one of France's best-known symbols... CBS News - Published
The family of French billionaire businessman Francois-Henri Pinault said it would not be seeking any tax breaks regarding its 100 million euros ($113 million) donation for repair work to the city's.. Reuters - Published
China has asked French utility Suez SA to help the country's efforts to tackle underlying safety issues in its massive chemical sector after a deadly explosion in the eastern coastal city of Yancheng.. Reuters - Published
Paris residents joined in prayer as French President Emanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire. Some of the country’s richest business people have pledged more.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
Hundreds of French residents took part in a march through central Paris on Tuesday, a day after a massive fire engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral on Monday evening, leaving great devastation. (April.. USATODAY.com - Published
A vigil was held for Notre Dame Cathedral in the streets of Paris. The crowd sang a hymn in tribute to the French landmark that was severely damaged in a massive fire on the Monday of Holy Week for.. CBS News - Published
The worldwide resolve to restore France's fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral provided an unexpected boost on Tuesday to a more modest campaign to rebuild three predominantly black churches.. Reuters - Published
French insurance firm AXA said on Tuesday it provided insurance coverage for two of the contracting firms that were working on Notre-Dame's restoration prior to the blaze that devastated the cathedral. Reuters - Published
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.. Reuters - Published
For years Notre-Dame cathedral was caught in a dispute between the city's archdiocese and the French state over who should pay for repairs to its crumbling gargoyles, collapsed balustrades and.. Reuters - Published
President Donald Trump during a phone call on Tuesday expressed condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the Notre-Dame fire that devastated the Parisian landmark and offered U.S... Reuters - Published
Parisians gave thanks to see the bell towers and great stained-glass rose window of Notre-Dame still standing on Tuesday, after firefighters labored through the night to douse the flames that gutted.. Reuters - Published
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron to say she was deeply saddened by the fire which engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday and that her prayers.. Reuters - Published
Major European insurers expect France to bear the bulk of the cost of rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral after a fire tore through the eight-centuries-old Paris landmark on Monday. Reuters - Published