France’s Eiffel Tower to go dark earlier to save energy
17 September 2022 | 12:55 pm
Amid soaring electricity prices, Paris is seeking to catch up with the goal of reducing energy consumption by 10% through an "energy sobriety" plan.
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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin denied allegations of brute force used by police officers against protesters but said that some officers are under investigation.
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