Specialists shoring up fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral have returned to the Paris site for the first time in nearly a month.
French officials have said several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral after last month’s heatwave.
Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just days fell minute by minute on Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike threw themselves into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.
Paris has beaten its all-time heat record, hitting 40.6C (105.1F) amid a heat wave breaking barriers across Europe.
Parts of Europe are bracing for record temperatures as the second heatwave of the summer bakes the continent.
Environmental activists have chained themselves to gates and turnstiles as they occupied an Amazon building near Paris, accusing the online company of destroying jobs and hurting the planet.
Sir Elton John has called for more funding for Aids research and treatment after receiving France’s highest award.
The Scotland squad have been welcomed home in Edinburgh following their exit from the Women’s World Cup in France.
The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totalling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to officials.
Paris City Hall wants to name a small plaza after Diana, Princess of Wales at the site of the car crash that killed the British royal.
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HUNDREDS of protesters were arrested in Paris yesterday as riot officers using tear gas and rubber bullets fought to gain control of the streets.