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PG&E get approval to pay employees $350 million to meet safety goals after wildfires

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires, a judge said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, Read More

Anger over Notre-Dame donations as yellow vest protests turn violent

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At least 126 people have been arrested in Paris on the 23rd week of the yellow vest protests as violence erupted on the city’s streets. Flares were thrown and dozens of motorbikes and cars were set on fire as riot police fired tear gas at protesters around Place de la Republique on Saturday. In a Read More

Did a COMPUTER GLITCH devastate Notre Dame? French cathedral’s rector says maybe

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The fire that destroyed the roof of Notre Dame in Paris may have been made worse by a computer glitch, the cathedral’s rector said. Officials are also warning about scams as grifters seek to exploit fundraisers for its renovation. The fire that destroyed the roof of Notre Dame in Paris may have been made worse Read More

‘Short circuit’ most likely cause of Notre-Dame fire – police

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Investigators think an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause of the Notre-Dame cathedral fire, a police official has said. The fire on Monday tore through the Parisian landmark, destroying much of the inside and causing the spire to come crashing down. The official added that they still do not have the “green light” to work Read More

Investigators think electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame fire – French official

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Investigators believe that an electrical short-circuit likely caused the fire that partially destroyed Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, a French official has said. An earlier investigation too found no evidence of foul play. Speaking to the Associated Press, the judicial police official said that investigators are still unable to search through rubble inside the cathedral Read More

Notre-Dame to be shut for five or six years after major fire

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Notre-Dame Cathedral “will be closed for five to six years” as it recovers from Monday’s devastating fire, its rector has said. The estimate came as France launched an international competition to design a new spire, after the old one collapsed in the blaze. To mark 48 hours since the tragedy, bells have been ringing out Read More

Notre-Dame ‘will be closed for 5-6 years’ after fire

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Notre-Dame cathedral “will be closed for five to six years” as it recovers from Monday’s devastating fire, its rector has said. Bishop Patrick Chauvet made the admission as he spoke to local business owners two days after a blaze that destroyed its roof, sent its 300ft spire crashing through its famous ceiling and left it Read More

Italian students backyard barbecue ends with whopping $15 million forest fire fine

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Prosecutors say that two university students are responsible for letting their backyard barbecue get out of control by about 1000 hectares, and hit them with the bill for the damages: A cool $15.3 million… each. Normally if a college student says ‘it was lit’ in reference to hanging out and eating barbecue, it would mean Read More

Notre-Dame ‘will be closed for 5-6 years’, bishop says

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Notre-Dame Cathedral “will be closed for five to six years” as it recovers from Monday’s devastating fire, its rector has said. Bishop Patrick Chauvet made the admission as he spoke to local business owners two days after a blaze that sent its 300ft spire crashing through its famous ceiling and left it minutes from total Read More

Pledge to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years as €700m is donated

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Notre-Dame will be rebuilt within five years and be “even more beautiful” than before, the French president vowed, as about €700m (£605m) of donations poured in for the fire-ravaged cathedral. Emmanuel Macron said he hoped French people would pull together to rebuild the centuries-old masterpiece, a symbol of France in Read More