France has been facing transport strikes for one and a half months against the government, which is trying to reform its pension system. President Immanuel Macron wants to replace the current system of 42 pension regimes with a single point scheme that will be the same for everybody. It has caused a brutal travel disruption especially in Paris and its surrounding region causing misery to millions of commuters.
LYON, France, Sept 1: One person was killed and at least nine others wounded on Saturday in the city of Villeurbanne near Lyon in central France after a suspected knife attack, a police source told Reuters.
BIARRITZ, Aug 25: France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.
PARIS, Aug 24: Leaders of the G7 nations arrive in France on Saturday for a summit as a brewing U.S.-China confrontation over protectionism highlighted President Emmanuel Macron’s tough task in delivering meaningful results on trade, Iran and climate change.
PARIS, Aug 18: Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing.
PARIS/SEREMBAN, Aug 14: The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
LONDON, August 9: A passenger fell ill on a flight to Britain from France on Friday and public health authorities collected contact details from all 107 passengers on board so they are traceable, Flybe said.
The thigh bone of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleontologists at an excavation site in southwestern France where remains of some of the largest animals that ever lived on land have been dug up since 2010.
BRUSSELS, July 23: Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China will meet Iran in Vienna on July 28 to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal, the EU’s foreign policy service said in a statement on Tuesday.
PARIS, July 19: The highest temperature in France was 46 degrees Celsius on June 28 at Verargues in the south of France, meteorological service Meteo France said on Friday, following analysis of data collected from other stations.
BRUSSELS, July 15: France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with parts of the accord.
PARIS, July 14: European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris which this year honored European military cooperation.
July 10: Iran welcomes France’s efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as French President Emmanuel Macron’s top diplomatic adviser visits Tehran for talks to help ease the crisis.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were in France to attend the second wedding of the singer's brother Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are having the time of their life vacationing in Tuscany, and the latter's latest post is proof. From cooking Pasta for each other to dancing under the Tuscany sky, the couple is setting major relationship goals for their audiences.
With the Tour de France getting off to a riotous start Saturday in cycling-mad Belgium, it would have been almost criminal while here to not check out the country’s world-famous chocolate industry. Tough job, but someone has to do it. After all, one cannot live on cycling alone.
PARIS, July 3: Iran will gain nothing by departing from the terms of its nuclear agreement, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to Tehran’s announcement that it will boost the enrichment level of its uranium.
PARIS, June 18: Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his delegation, presently in the Europe visit, is leaving for France today. He is scheduled to travel to Paris, the capital city of France, by train from London.
PARIS, May 1: French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as tens of thousands of people started marching in Paris Wednesday for May Day rallies under tight security. More than 200 arrests were made.
KATHMANDU, April 22: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of France in Nepal on Saturday jointly hosted an official function to mark and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Nepal and France.
REIMS, April 19: President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.
PARIS, April 17: France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday.
PARIS, Feb 7: France is recalling its ambassador to Italy amid mounting tensions after Italy’s deputy prime minister met with French yellow vest protesters and a string of critical Italian comments toward French President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
BERLIN, Jan 14: Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is still missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. In France, two ski patrollers were killed when the devices they use to trigger avalanches exploded.
Two politicians including an ex-minister have left France’s mainstream centre-right Les Republicains (LR) party to join far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) ahead of May’s European Parliament elections.