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Notre Dame


Christmas Eve concert held in Paris' fire-wrecked Notre Dame

December 25, 2020 3:38 pm

The choir members stood socially distanced to be able to take off their masks -- which is required indoors in France to stem the spread of the virus -- and sing

French police probe suspect's ties after Nice church attack

October 30, 2020 4:38 pm

The main suspect has been identified as a 21-year-old Tunisian man who was shot by police and hospitalized in life-threatening condition and under police surveillance.

Notre Dame’s president faces an angry campus after getting the coronavirus

October 08, 2020 10:08 am

Students have petitioned for his resignation, angry over what they consider his hypocrisy as well as the rising tide of infections on campus. Others have reported him to a coronavirus hotline for violating his own mask mandate.

Notre Dame Cathedral to rebuilt as before — no modern twists

July 10, 2020 4:21 pm

It took nearly a year to clear out dangerous lead residue released in the fire and to get to the point where workers could start removing scaffolding that had been in place before the fire for a previous renovation effort. Actual reconstruction won't start until next year.

Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust

December 22, 2019 5:05 pm

Poisoning from lead dust can cause permanent loss to cognitive ability, seizures, coma, or death — and exposure is of greatest risk to pregnant mothers and to young children, who can easily transfer toxic dust into their mouths.

Lawsuit over blaze at Notre Dame faults officials for lead risk

August 01, 2019 8:51 am

More than 400 tons of lead in the spire and the cathedral’s roof burned the night of the April 15 fire, releasing toxic particles into the air, according to the environmental group, the Robin Hood association

Who burned Notre Dame? Brussels goes after fake news as EU election nears

May 16, 2019 12:56 pm

By funding fact-checking organisations and enlisting Facebook, Google, Twitter and others, Brussels hopes to shield the 427 million people eligible to vote for the 751-seat EU chamber on May 23-26.

Why the Notre Dame fire was a tragedy waiting to happen

April 22, 2019 5:49 am

A week after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, it is evident that peculiarities of structure and construction made the cathedral especially vulnerable.

Notre Dame: A Calamity Threatening to Be Repeated Across France

April 21, 2019 1:30 pm

France’s dazzling heritage in stone has proved both beautiful and burdensome for the state, and well beyond its means to maintain.

US theatre chain to screen 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' after Paris cathedral blaze

April 19, 2019 6:40 pm

The sales of Hugo's book has also picked up in the aftermath of the Notre Dame blaze that was eventually doused after 12 hours.


Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

July 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Three months after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, France’s Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Merchants near Paris' Notre Dame struggle after fire

April 17, 2019 7:17 pm

Paris merchants whose livelihoods depend on Notre Dame tourism are worried about the cathedral's stability and their own futures.