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New fire at restaurant of French chef critical of 'yellow vests'

Toulouse - The restaurant of a Michelin-starred French chef was again targeted in a suspected arson attack on Wednesday, two weeks after it was set ablaze in what was thought to be retaliation for his public criticism of the "yellow vest" protest movement.

Woman with history of psychiatric care charged over deadly Paris fire

Paris - A woman with a history of psychiatric problems has been charged with starting a fire in a Paris apartment building in which ten people died, French prosecutors said.

Paris arson suspect had just been released from psychiatric ward

Paris - The woman suspected of setting fire to a Paris apartment building in which 10 people died had only just been released from a psychiatric ward, the Paris prosecutor said Wednesday.

Paradise regained? Experts call for European approach to US housing

Mountain View - With the embers still raining from blackened skies choked by California's massive wildfires, the effort turns to rebuilding Paradise -- a town of almost 30,000 that was wiped off the map.

Portugal fires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Monchique - Wildfires blazed along a smouldering stretch of Portugal's Algarve Thursday, as hundreds of firefighters battled to control flames that have menaced the popular tourist region for a week.

'Come and get me,' boy pleaded before California fire death

Redding - A young boy pleaded for rescue before he died along with two others in a California wildfire, an anguished relative recounted Monday, while other shaken survivors told of their flight from a "tornado" of fire.

At least 24 dead in Greek wildfires

Atenas - At least 24 people have died and more than 150 been injured after wildfires tore through woodland and villages around Athens, as Greek authorities rushed to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches in coastal areas early Tuesday.

France to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help combat wildfires

Stockholm - France is to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help put out the wildfires raging across the country as a result of the current drought, Swedish authorities said on Thursday.

Jewish grandmother murdered in Paris flat: 'She didn't believe in evil'

Paris - A Jewish grandmother found murdered in her Paris apartment was an "admirable woman" who had escaped the Nazi round-up of Jews in the city more than 70 years ago, her family said.

New life for Portugal's oldest forest ravaged by fires

Lisbon - Around 3,000 volunteers on Sunday began an ambitious reforestation project in Portugal's oldest forest, ravaged by last year's devastating wild fires.

Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the pieces

Carpinteria - Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of the catastrophic damage.

Three arrested over attempted arson on Swedish synagogue

Stockholm - Police in Sweden on Sunday arrested three people over a failed arson attempt at a synagogue in the country's second largest city, Gothenburg.

California wine country takes hit from fires but should bounce back

Santa Rosa - Charred wine barrels hiss and smoke amid the orange embers of northern California's wildfires, and the smell of burnt alcohol from intact vats is strong.Nearby, a tasting room called Le Chateau is a heap of blackened debris.

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Lisboa - Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

Firefighters contain huge wildfires in Corsica and Portugal

Sisco - Firefighters managed to contain huge wildfires in Portugal and the French island of Corsica on Saturday, though hot weather meant the risk of them spreading again remained high.

Portugal battling fresh wildfires

Abrantes - Portugal was battling a new rash of forest fires ahead of a weekend of warm temperatures, as authorities warned of further blazes.

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