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General’s battlefield talk on Notre Dame rebuilding shocks

Nov. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A general named to oversee reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral has received a public reprimand for advising the chief architect for France’s historic monuments to “shut his mouth.” Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin’s battlefield-style talk irked Culture...

Removal of Notre Dame's melted scaffold to begin 'in weeks'

Oct. 15, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — 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. It's been six months since an April 15 fire gutted the medieval Paris structure, which was under renovation at...

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Oct. 14, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — 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. The two, and two other women who also received...

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

Oct. 11, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blankly at a warehouse roof in the outskirts of Paris where blackened fragments of the famed cathedral's stained glass mingle...