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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a meeting in memory of the Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria's war, known as Harkis, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2021. Macron's speech is the latest step in his efforts to reconcile France with its dark colonial past, especially in Algeria. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool Photo via AP)

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

 

People watch workers wrapping the Arc de Triomphe monument, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 in Paris. The “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” project by late artist Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be on view from, Sept. 18 to Oct. 3. The famed Paris monument will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of fabric in silvery blue, and with 3,000 meters of red rope. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

‘A big gray elephant’: Paris’ Arc de Triomphe is wrapped up

‘A formidable gift offered to Parisians, the French and beyond, to all art lovers’

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, customers leave an IKEA store in Plaisir, west of Paris. A French court has ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay more than $1.2 million in fines and damages Tuesday, June 15, 2021 over a campaign to spy on union representatives. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, FIle)

Ikea fined $1.3 million over spying campaign in France

Convicted of receiving personal data obtained through fraudulent means in a habitual way

  • Jun 15, 2021

 

FILE - In this Dec.8, 2016 file photo, vehicles drive on Paris ring during a pollution spike. A court on Wednesday Feb.3, 2021 ruled that the French state failed to take sufficient action to fight climate change in a case brought by a group of nongovernmental organizations who billed the action the “case of the century.” (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Court rules France failed to respect its climate change goal

NGOs cheer ‘historic’ decision for country

  • Feb 3, 2021
FILE - In this Dec.8, 2016 file photo, vehicles drive on Paris ring during a pollution spike. A court on Wednesday Feb.3, 2021 ruled that the French state failed to take sufficient action to fight climate change in a case brought by a group of nongovernmental organizations who billed the action the “case of the century.” (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Trucks are parked on the M20 motorway as part of Operation Stack, whilst the Port of Dover remains closed, in southern England near the Channel Tunnel and Dover, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions on the U.K. because of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus in England. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Isolation of UK eases but backlog could take days to clear

Stranded truckers and travellers desperate to get home for Christmas

  • Dec 23, 2020
Trucks are parked on the M20 motorway as part of Operation Stack, whilst the Port of Dover remains closed, in southern England near the Channel Tunnel and Dover, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions on the U.K. because of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus in England. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
French policemen stand next to Notre Dame church after a knife attack, in Nice, France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. French anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating a knife attack at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed two people and injured several others. (AP Photo/Alexis Gilli)

Tunisian carrying Qur’an fatally stabs 3 in French church

Tunisian carrying Qur’an fatally stabs 3 in French church

French policemen stand next to Notre Dame church after a knife attack, in Nice, France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. French anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating a knife attack at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed two people and injured several others. (AP Photo/Alexis Gilli)
Team Jumbo - Visma riders pedal during a training session along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, ahead of upcoming Saturday’s start of the race, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

As virus rebounds in France, Macron bristles at border rules

Paris imposes mask requirements everywhere in public

  • Aug 28, 2020
Team Jumbo - Visma riders pedal during a training session along the beach of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, ahead of upcoming Saturday’s start of the race, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Tour de France sets off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

French government ministers investigated over virus crisis

Eiffel Tower to reopen after longest closure since WWII

Eiffel Tower to reopen after longest closure since WWII

Eiffel Tower to reopen after longest closure since WWII

Eiffel Tower to reopen after longest closure since WWII
In this April 2019 photo, firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The cathedral stands crippled, locked in a dangerous web of twisted metal scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

PARIS — Notre Dame Cathedral stands crippled and isolated, locked in a…

  • Apr 16, 2020
In this April 2019 photo, firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The cathedral stands crippled, locked in a dangerous web of twisted metal scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers PARIS — French President Emmanuel…

  • Feb 21, 2018
French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers
Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                French interior minister, Gerard Collomb, center left, addresses the media after a man attacked police officers with a hammer on the esplanade of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, Tuesday.

Man attacks Paris police with tool at Notre Dame ‘for Syria’

PARIS — An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre…

  • Jun 6, 2017
Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                French interior minister, Gerard Collomb, center left, addresses the media after a man attacked police officers with a hammer on the esplanade of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France, Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, France, Monday, May 29, 2017. Monday’s meeting comes in the wake of the Group of Seven’s summit over the weekend where relations with Russia were part of the agenda, making Macron the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the talks. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

Putin visits France for talks; Macron does not give an inch

VERSAILLES, France — Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said…

  • May 29, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, France, Monday, May 29, 2017. Monday’s meeting comes in the wake of the Group of Seven’s summit over the weekend where relations with Russia were part of the agenda, making Macron the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the talks. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)