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The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Apr. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

Apr. 20, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at their movement: ___ WHO THEY ARE The movement started among provincial workers camped out at traffic circles...

Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Apr. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said. The promising development came as Notre...

The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service

Apr. 19, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Crown of Thorns relic saved from the fire at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral has been presented to worshippers at special Good Friday ceremony. Many believe the crown was placed on the head of Jesus...

Anger followed Notre Dame grief for yellow vest protesters

Apr. 19, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger. Some of the activists, whose violent protests against inequality have been shaking up France for months, said they cried in front of their...

Italy, France aim to chart common strategy on violent Libya

Apr. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya. Italy's minster, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told reporters Friday after the two held talks in Rome that lower-ranking ministry officials will meet next week in the Italian capital "to build...

Wave of police suicides sparks protests in France

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police officers are calling for an urgent meeting with Interior minister Christophe Castaner after two of their colleagues killed themselves this week, taking the number of suicides in police ranks to 28 since the start of the year. According to the Interior Ministry's numbers, 68...

The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

Apr. 18, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing...

Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Apr. 18, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A judicial police official told The Associated Press...