Notre-Dame fire donations pour in, spark controversy

18 Apr

Monday’s calamitous fire at Notre-Dame elicited an unprecedented outpouring of generosity from donors near and far, great and small. But as the embers cooled, so have cracks appeared in the initial élan of unity and controversy flared over funds.

‘Yellow Vests’: France fuel fight fired up on Facebook

4 Dec

France has struggled to douse Yellow Vest fuel-tax protests that have laid waste to symbols like the Champs-Élysées in a pall of tear gas and car fires. All over the country, Facebook users who lit the spark have been fanning the flames in real-time.