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.

PARIS, Aug 27: French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a new global economic order, decrying an “unprecedented crisis” in the market economy.

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.

PARIS, July 15: A driver and three children in her car were killed after their car crashed into a train at a crossing in Avenay-Val-d’Or in eastern France, said local French authorities on Monday.

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.

France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C.

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, July 2: U.S. online retail giant Amazon (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it will create 1,800 permanent contract positions this year in France, its largest European market after Britain and Germany.

PARIS/MADRID, June 29: France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe.

PARIS, June 20: France will not legalize the recreational use of cannabis but could consider authorizing its medical use, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Thursday.

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 13: After completing his official visit to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli reached Paris on Wednesday on a three-day official visit to France.

PM Oli leaving for France today

June 12, 2019 15:30 pm

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, June 7: The Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday as hosts France take on South Korea. But if you were strolling the streets of Paris, you would be forgiven for not knowing it was happening.

PARIS, May 11:  Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday.

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.

Notre Dame Fire: As It Happened

April 30, 2019 21:00 pm

A year ago, I had met a friend of mine from France. My meeting with that liberal guy was full of drama and craze as one day we debated on which one of us lived in a better country.

Emotion of Notre Dame

April 25, 2019 00:30 am

Paris was not burning, but its emotional heart was. What’s more, this gigantic fire was live on prime-time news

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 18: Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool donors into handing over cash believing they are helping to rebuild the gutted Paris cathedral, officials have warned.

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, March 17: French police arrested more than 200 people on Saturday after violence broke out in Paris in a fresh protest of "Yellow Vest" movement.

France’s big hate

March 6, 2019 00:30 am

The Yellow Vests may seem to resemble other populist forces in Europe but French protesters are extremely violent in both word and deed

Flu kills some 2,800 in France

February 22, 2019 09:25 am

PARIS, Feb. 22: The flu epidemic hitting France this winter has killed some 2,800 people in France from Oct.1 to Feb. 3, according to France's health authorities.

Change the game

February 17, 2019 00:30 am

In today’s winner-takes-all economy, the bulk of newly created wealth accrues to those who innovate the fastest

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.

PARIS, Feb 5: Flames tore through an apartment block in Paris, killing at least nine people in the early hours of Tuesday, after what prosecutors said looked like an arson attack.

Italian warning for France

February 3, 2019 01:30 am

It is tempting to compare Italy’s criticism of France to the Yellow Vests’ hostility toward French elites

PARIS, Feb 2: France’s yellow vest protesters are taking to the streets to keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron’s government, for the 12th straight weekend of demonstrations.

DAVOS, Jan 24: France’s finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn, who is fighting breach of trust and other charges in Japan, has resigned as head of Renault.

PARIS, Jan 19: “Yellow Vest” demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for their tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) is conducting the hearing for proposed ambassadors Deepak Adhikari to France and Ganesh Prasad Dhakal to Thailand today.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Nepal and France have agreed to mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations established between the two countries with various programs.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepal and France have agreed to cooperate with each other in the regional and international forums on the common issues that meet the national interests of both countries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The meeting of the Nepal-France consultation mechanism is being held in the capital city on Wednesday.

PARIS, Jan 6: Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes.