United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

France

Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories

France    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

France: Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories
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.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Protesters say money to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral could be spent elsewhere

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

Clashes at yellow vest demo around Bastille Place

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)
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for France

Clashes break out between police and yellow vest rioters in Paris [Video]Clashes break out between police and yellow vest rioters in Paris

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Yellow Vest Protesters Clash With Police In 23rd Week Of Protests [Video]Yellow Vest Protesters Clash With Police In 23rd Week Of Protests

According to a report by Reuters, on the 23rd consecutive weekend of yellow-vest protests, clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris. Authorities reportedly warned that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

France tightens up security for 'yellow vest' protests [Video]France tightens up security for 'yellow vest' protests

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

French gov't called to take action against rise of police suicides [Video]French gov't called to take action against rise of police suicides

Already under stress from a number of terror attacks and a two-year-long state of emergency, officers face long working hours, and struggle to get paid for overtime.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

'France is crying', Paris archbishop says during Way of the Cross [Video]'France is crying', Paris archbishop says during Way of the Cross

Catholic worshippers led by the archbishop of Paris Monsignor Michel Aupetit and the archpriest of Notre-Dame Cathedral Patrick Chauvet, walked the procession of the Way of the Cross near Notre-Dame..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Man Arrested After Walking Into New York Cathedral With Gas Cans & Lighters [Video]Man Arrested After Walking Into New York Cathedral With Gas Cans & Lighters

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Notre-Dame de Reims: The other cathedral that rose from the ashes [Video]Notre-Dame de Reims: The other cathedral that rose from the ashes

The reconstruction of another Gothic cathedral in France, after its destruction in WWI, is an inspiration for rebuilding the iconic Parisian Notre Dame.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

Notre-Dame firefighters 'honored' at Elysee Palace [Video]Notre-Dame firefighters 'honored' at Elysee Palace

Firefighters who tackled the Notre-Dame blaze said they were "honored" to be recognised by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Thursday. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

GoFundMe Kicks Off For Destroyed Louisiana Churches [Video]GoFundMe Kicks Off For Destroyed Louisiana Churches

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Man Apprehended After Walking Into New York Cathedral With Gas Cans & Lighters [Video]Man Apprehended After Walking Into New York Cathedral With Gas Cans & Lighters

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 gasoline cans, lighter fluid, and lighters. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:00Published

Man Arrested After Entering New York Cathedral With Gas Cans, Lighters [Video]Man Arrested After Entering New York Cathedral With Gas Cans, Lighters

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 gasoline cans, lighter fluid, and lighters. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

In Aftermath Of Notre-Dame Blaze, Macron Says Pope Will Visit France [Video]In Aftermath Of Notre-Dame Blaze, Macron Says Pope Will Visit France

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

European elections 2019: Weber and Timmermans in TV debate as the race for EU’s top job heats up [Video]European elections 2019: Weber and Timmermans in TV debate as the race for EU’s top job heats up

The two main candidates to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans, said how they felt about Brexit in a France 24 TV debate.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:31Published

Should Notre-Dame's roof be rebuilt as it was? Columbia professor says he hopes not [Video]Should Notre-Dame's roof be rebuilt as it was? Columbia professor says he hopes not

"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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

From the White House to Notre Dame: Why We Rebuild Icons [Video]From the White House to Notre Dame: Why We Rebuild Icons

The 1814 White House fire led to discussions about moving the U.S. capital. Instead, the government rebuilt the city and its iconic structure.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:47Published

Preservation Group Says France No Longer Has Trees Tall Enough To Rebuild Notre-Dame [Video]Preservation Group Says France No Longer Has Trees Tall Enough To Rebuild Notre-Dame

According to a report by Business Insider, Bertrand de Feydeau, the vice president of the preservation group Fountain du Patrimoine, announced that France no longer has trees tall enough to rebuild..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

'I Want You To Panic,' Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Tells EU Lawmakers [Video]'I Want You To Panic,' Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Tells EU Lawmakers

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

France to launch global competition to rebuild Notre Dame spire [Video]France to launch global competition to rebuild Notre Dame spire

The international competition will answer questions about the feasibility and ways of recreating the spire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

Will Notre-Dame's Spire Be Rebuilt As It Was Or Receive A Modern Twist? [Video]Will Notre-Dame's Spire Be Rebuilt As It Was Or Receive A Modern Twist?

Following Monday's catastrophic blaze, France is opening the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral’s historic spire to international architects. Now many are asking if the national symbol should..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Emmanuel Macron Announced Plans To Rebuild Notre-Dame In 5 Years [Video]Emmanuel Macron Announced Plans To Rebuild Notre-Dame In 5 Years

According to Business Insider, French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral within five years, but experts say it could take far longer. The massive..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

International Architects May Redesign Notre-Dame's Spire [Video]International Architects May Redesign Notre-Dame's Spire

France announced Wednesday that it will open the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral’s historic spire to international architects after it was destroyed on Monday night. Reuters reports..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Libya crisis: Tunisia 'disarms' French nationals trying to cross border [Video]Libya crisis: Tunisia 'disarms' French nationals trying to cross border

France supports the unrecognised government in Tripoli but also maintained ties with the other government led by Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Iconic landmarks around the world illuminate in solidarity with Notre Dame [Video]Iconic landmarks around the world illuminate in solidarity with Notre Dame

Global landmarks have been illuminated in the French tricolour in solidarity with the Notre Dame after a devastating fire ripped through the Paris cathedral on Monday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

France Opens The Question: Should Notre-Dame Be Rebuilt As It Was? [Video]France Opens The Question: Should Notre-Dame Be Rebuilt As It Was?

France will open the redesign of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral’s historic spire to international architects after Monday catastrophic blaze. The government’s announcement added to a question many..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Macron Vows to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral Within 5 Years [Video]Macron Vows to Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral Within 5 Years

Hundreds of millions of dollars are pouring in to help rebuild the cathedral.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

 

From 2011: The history of France's Notre Dame Cathedral

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

Marseille wins 3-1 at Guingamp to keep pressure on Lyon

Fourth-place Marseille kept alive its chances of finishing third in the French league with a 3-1 win at struggling Guingamp on Saturday
USATODAY.com - Published

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal

Caroline Garcia beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 to draw France level at 1-1 with Romania after the opening singles matches of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday
USATODAY.com - Published

Clashes in 23rd week of Paris yellow vest demos

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)
USATODAY.com - Published

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

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 break out between police and some yellow vest rioters in Paris

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

Lyon stays on track to finish 3rd after beating Angers 2-1

Forwards Memphis Depay and Martin Terrier scored in the first half to help third-place Lyon beat midtable Angers 2-1 at home in the French league on Friday
USATODAY.com - Published

French interior minister warns of yellow-vest riots on Saturday

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

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal
USATODAY.com - Published

Climate change protesters descend on France's SocGen, energy companies

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

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

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 supports internationally-recognized government in Tripoli: Elysee source

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

Tripoli interior ministry accuses France of supporting Haftar, ends cooperation

Libya's internationally recognized interior ministry accused France on Thursday of supporting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and said it would halt cooperation with Paris.
Reuters - Published

Air France KLM offering free flights to Paris for those helping rebuild Notre Dame

After a massive fire tore across the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France thousands have reached out to help rebuild the iconic landmark.
USATODAY.com - Published

France to hold daylong tribute to Notre Dame firefighters who saved cathedral

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

In aftermath of Notre-Dame blaze, Macron says Pope will visit France

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

Notre Dame fire: Why should France rebuild cathedral? Embers of Christianity still burn.

God is not dead in Europe, but many are no longer following Him. Notre Dame Cathedral 's shell remains, in the hope that the structure may be rebuilt.
USATODAY.com - Published

Europe would respond to any U.S. sanctions on investments in Cuba: French minister

Europe would respond to any sanctions by the U.S. government on investments in Cuba, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

French weapons not used against civilians in Yemen: minister

French weapons are not being used against civilians in Yemen, France's armed forces minister Florence Parly told Radio Classique on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories

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 to hold international competition for redesign of Notre Dame's iconic spire

French prime minister Edouard Philippe said officials will consider whether a new spire should replicate the one that fell or have its a new design.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

France asks: should Notre-Dame's spire be rebuilt as it was?

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

Factbox: Donors pledge nearly 900 million euros to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral

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

Bashar al-Assad's uncle to face trial in France over property fraud: source

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 to open redesign of Notre-Dame's spire to international architects

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

Notre Dame fire caused by electrical problem?

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

France's Pinault family: will not seek tax breaks on Notre Dame donation

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

Notre Dame Cathedral fire, NFL regular season schedule: 5 things to know Wednesday

France's leader calls for unity to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral, the NFL regular season schedule and more news to start your day.
USATODAY.com - Published

France's Suez says to help China improve chemical industry safety after blast

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

France vows to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

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

French hold vigil at Place Saint Michel

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

Parisians sing in honor of Notre Dame Cathedral after massive fire

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

Notre-Dame's ashes spark renewed push to rebuild torched Louisiana churches

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

France's AXA provided insurance cover for two Notre-Dame contractors

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

French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years

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

Old financing dispute hangs over Notre-Dame blaze donations

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

Trump offers condolences, assistance to France's Macron after Notre-Dame fire: White House

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

Trump calls French president Emmanuel Macron to offer condolences for Notre Dame fire

Trump offered condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, the White House said Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gutted but 'valiant', Notre-Dame still stands

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

Queen Elizabeth deeply saddened by Notre Dame blaze, UK bells to toll

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

Insurers expect France to bear Notre-Dame rebuilding cost

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

You Might Like


 Page 1  〉 
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.