— Anonyme Citoyen (images) (@AnonymecitoyenS) April 8, 2021
Cheese-eating, super-spreading monkeys.
For people worried about the incredible stained glass rose windows of Notre Dame at least one has been destroyed, but the enormous one at the nave seems to be intact…
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame after a major fire partially destroyed the Paris landmark.
Firefighters managed to save the 850-year-old Gothic building’s main stone structure, including its two towers, but the spire and roof collapsed.
Last night: Meanwhile, In Paris
Newspaper coverage of the blaze from around the world.
Earlier: De Tuesday Papers
BREAKING: Smoke and flames seen shooting out of top of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral as fire breaks out.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 15, 2019
Photo of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral from a friend’s apartment. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/ztWcYxulln
— Alex Whitcomb (@AlexWhitcomb) April 15, 2019
#NotreDame: ‘The roof has entirely collapsed, there are flames coming out the back of the cathedral as if it was a torch’@charli, Journalist at France 24, at the scene of the fire. pic.twitter.com/2B0IrMiDcL
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) April 15, 2019
— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) April 15, 2019
More as we get it.
Paris Syndrome: a photo series by Francois Prost featuring Tianducheng – a 12 square mile housing development on the outskirts of Hangzhou in China inspired by (if not an unashamed rip-off of) Paris (on the left, except for the last pic [Thanks Thomas P]).
31 square kiometers of faux Belle Époque and nearly neoclassical architecture complete with a third-scale model of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the gardens of Versailles.
Taosieach Enda Kenny and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at Government Buildings in Dublin in January 2015
The Financial Times reports:
Christine Lagarde was found guilty of negligence in public office by a special Paris court on Monday in a case that has cast a cloud over her position as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
A French tribunal decided not to hand down any sentence to the former French finance minister. Ms Lagarde’s lawyer said the verdict would not enter into her judicial record and claimed the verdict as a “half victory”.
The court, dedicated to judging ministers, said Ms Lagarde failed to prevent a fraudulent €403m payout the French state made to flamboyant entrepreneur Bernard Tapie when she was finance minister.
The court said that Ms Lagarde should have appealed the payout, which occurred in 2008.
The conviction is an unwelcome stain on the IMF managing director’s stint at the fund. But it may not be enough to see her toppled at the head of the fund.
Statement via Thanasis Koukakis
Previously: The Real Heroes
Joe Collins writes:
We all know they tweak with fares but its worthwhile seeing it in action now and again. Aer Lingus prices to Paris for this coming Sunday, the day Ireland ‘might’ have played had they won. Before and after yesterday’s game. The 13:40 flight was €414.99 before KO and down to €167.99 after the Boys in Green’s adventure was ended.