Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a man was spotted climbing up the Paris landmark, the company that operates the structure said.

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

13 charged over sacking of Arc de Triomphe during Paris protests

13 charged over sacking of Arc de Triomphe during Paris protests

Thirteen people were charged on Wednesday over looting and destruction at the Arc de Triomphe monument to France's war dead during violent ‘yellow vest’ protests which rocked Paris last weekend, prosecutors said.

Eiffel Tower workers plan strike over long lines

Eiffel Tower workers plan strike over long lines

Since early July the monument has set aside half of daily tickets for people who buy them in advance on the internet and choose a scheduled time for their visit.

In Spain, work starts to exhume bodies from Franco-era monument

In Spain, work starts to exhume bodies from Franco-era monument

Work started on Monday to exhume bodies of Spanish Civil War victims from a huge monument outside Madrid, built under the auspices of dictator Francisco Franco, following a six-year legal battle by relatives ...

Russia unveils monument to designer of iconic AK-47 rifle

Russia unveils monument to designer of iconic AK-47 rifle

Russia on Tuesday unveiled a statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle that became by some estimates the most lethal weapon ever made and the best known Russian brand abroad.