Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:15:05 +0000

A worker prepares to remove a statue from the damaged Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday, April 19, 2019. Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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.

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Worth the risk? It’s not easy to put a value on a cathedral

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:51:44 +0000

Worth the risk? It's not easy to put a value on a cathedral

LONDON – Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark.

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Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:09:49 +0000

Macron meets officials, eyes Notre Dame for legacy-building

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting officials from the Unesco, where he is expected to set out ideas for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Police eye electrical short-circuit in Notre Dame fire probe

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:17:41 +0000

Police eye electrical short-circuit in Notre Dame fire probe

A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire.

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France to hold daylong tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:45:25 +0000

An image made available by Gigarama.ru on Wednesday April 17, 2019 shows an aerial shot of the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday April 16. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was damaged in a massive fire on Monday. (Gigarama.ru via AP)

PARIS — It’s a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting them for a special gathering on Thursday. Later, Paris City Hall will hold a ceremony in the firefighters’ honor, with a concert, two giant […]

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Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:01:13 +0000

Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance.

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France to try Syrian President Assad’s uncle on graft charges

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:54:39 +0000

The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to stand trial in France on charges of building up a big property empire in the country using funds from Syrian state coffers, legal sources said Wednesday.

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France launches global contest to design new Notre-Dame spire

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:09:08 +0000

France launches global contest to design new Notre-Dame spire

France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral.

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Pope thanks Notre Dame firefighters on behalf of whole Church

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:57:08 +0000

Pope Francis blesses worshipers and palm branches at the start of the Palm Sunday mass on April 14, 2019 at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope Francis on Wednesday thanked the firefighters who risked their lives to save the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on behalf of the entire Catholic Church.

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Prosecutor: No evidence of arson at Notre Dame

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:05:37 +0000

Prosecutor: No evidence of arson at Notre Dame

The Paris prosecutor said there’s no evidence of arson in the Notre Dame fire and that they’re working on the assumption that the blaze was an accident.

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