- Jan 28, 2020
Oil company Total says it has signed an agreement to pay $111 million toward the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris that it pledged shortly after April’s devastating fire.
Melted scaffolding atop fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed “in the coming weeks” to allow restoration work to begin next year, France’s culture minister said Tuesday.
Two women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and tried to blow up a car near Notre Dame cathedral in 2016 were convicted Monday of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 and 25 years in prison after apologizing for their actions.
Scientists at the French government’s Historical Monuments Research Laboratory are working out how to safely restore Notre Dame Cathedral and identify what perils remain inside the monument in a race against the clock.
French prosecutors sought prison sentences of 25 and 30 years for two young women accused of trying to explode a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in 2016.
Several thousand conservative activists of all ages marched through Paris on Sunday to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related procedures.