French auction house Millon denied accusations by the Mexican government that a sale of dozens of pre-Columbian artifacts was illegal and proceeded with an auction on Wednesday.

French literary types aghast at the political turmoil engulfing Britain as it seeks to leave the European Union launched a tongue-in-cheek Twitter campaign on Wednesday to add ‘Brexit’ to the national lexicon.

PARIS, August 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.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Police personnel deployed at the Tribhuvan International Airport have been trained in Chinese and French languages, targeting Visit Nepal Year 2020.

BARCELONA, July 12: Barcelona have signed French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros (£107 million) on a five-year deal after paying his release clause, the La Liga champions said in a statement on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The new French ambassador to Nepal, Francois-Xavier Leger presented his credentials to President Bidya Bandari amidst a special ceremony held at the Office of the President on Thursday.

LONDON, July 26: The statement comes amid stalled Brexit talks, which provoked cabinet havoc in the UK and a disagreement between Brexiteers and Brussels on the Irish border issue some eight months before Britain's scheduled departure from the bloc.A

KATHMANDU, July 18: A lot of dramas, an action-packed final, the rise of the underdogs and just the second-time winner of the most coveted trophy in football concluded Russia’s 2017 FIFA World Cup. France won the all European final with an astounding 4-2 victory over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

PARIS, July 14: France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.

KATHMANDU, July 13: French Ambassador to Nepal, Yves Carmona, paid a farewell call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

RUSSIA, July 10: France and Belgium meet in the first World Cup semi-final in St. Petersburg on Tuesday as two of the tournament’s most talented teams aim to fulfill the promise latent within their ranks.

EUROPE, June 28: Lafarge is a French industrial company specializing in three major products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete. The court is probing a case involving the Lafarge's Jalabiya plant, which operated in northern Syria between 2013 and 2014 when the territory was controlled by the Daesh* terrorist group.

FRANCE, June 28: When Emmanuel Macron first touched upon the idea during his 2017 campaign, the project appeared to be more directed at youth aged 18-21 gaining a "direct experience of military life."

FRANCE, June 27: The recent terror attacks and the spread of radical Islamist ideas in Europe have raised concerns about a possible uptick in anti-Muslim sentiment on the continent.

PARIS, June 10: Rafael Nadal beat Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-3 6-2 to claim a record-extending 11th French Open title on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which starts from June 14 and concludes on July 15, will have more exciting ingredients in both attacking and defensive prospects as France, Denmark, Peru and Australia go head-to-head.

SYRIA, April 21: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has sent a prestigious French award back in the post - saying he does not want to be honoured by 'a slave regime of the United States that supports terrorism'.

Café De Flore, a drama in dance form, was showcased at 25 Hours, Tangalwood, Tangal from Friday till Sunday. The soulful play was directed, written and choreographed by Alize Biannic.

IYADH, Nov 10: French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen. Macron, who flew in from a visit to the United Arab Emirates, had earlier declined to discuss a wave of high-level arrests for corruption in Saudi Arabia, but said it was vital to work with the kingdom for the stability of the region.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The French Government has provided humanitarian aid of 200,000 euros to UNICEF Nepal.

PARIS, August 3: The French taxman is delighted about the prospect of Brazilian soccer star Neymar joining Paris St Germain, the minister in charge of France's public accounts said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: French Ministry of Culture has announced to provide a grant of 10,500 euros to UNESCO/Kathmandu in view of organizing conservation workshop for Nepali art objects.

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, July 26: Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures.

LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says a total of four matches at Wimbledon and the French Open have been flagged for unusual betting patterns.

KATHMANDU, June 20: French Ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona has apprised Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba that French companies are interested in developing Kathmandu Urban Cable Car project.

PARIS, June 19: President Emmanuel Macron's party, including untested novices, will be sweeping into the lower house of the French parliament, hogging a clear majority of seats after winning an overwhelming victory in Sunday's elections and clinching the young leader's hold on power.

PARIS, June 12: President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party is set to trounce France's traditional main parties in a parliamentary election and secure a huge majority to push through his pro-business reforms, projections after the first round showed on Sunday.

PARIS, June 12: As he sat in front of a TV to watch last year's French Open final, sidelined by an injured left wrist, Rafael Nadal had no way to know for sure, of course, that he would return to the height of his powers.

PARIS, June 11:  His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday.

PARIS, June 11: Right from the start of the French Open final, Jelena Ostapenko made quite clear to anyone unfamiliar with her name, or her game, what she is all about.

PARIS, June 10: One month after President Emmanuel Macron’s arrival in power, French voters must now choose lawmakers in parliamentary elections starting Sunday that may dramatically reshape the political landscape.

PARIS, June 7: Novak Djokovic’s French Open title defense ended with a surprisingly lopsided 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria on Wednesday.

LONDON, June 7: French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a third French victim has been identified among those killed in the London Bridge van-and-stabbing attack in London.

PARIS, May 28: World number one Angelique Kerber's nightmare season hit a new low on Sunday when she was dumped out of the French Open 6-2 6-2 by 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova.

ROME, May 22: Novak Djokovic is joining forces with Andre Agassi in an effort to return to No. 1 Djokovic announced Sunday that Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday.

‘120 Beats Per Minute’, a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or prize.

Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly denied a wildcard into the French Open on Tuesday -- ending intense speculation about her place in the claycourt slam since she returned from a 15-month doping ban.

PARIS, May 16:  France's independent privacy watchdog has fined Facebook for breaching French privacy laws by tracking and using the personal data of 33 million users, as well as non-users who browse the internet.

French presidential election- final result

PARIS, May 8: French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration.

PARIS, May 8: Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

PARIS, May 6: France’s election campaign watchdog is investigating a hacking attack and document leak targeting presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron that his political movement calls a last-ditch bid to disrupt Sunday’s tense runoff vote.

Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.

PARIS (AP) — The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said it suffered a “massive and coordinated” hacking attack and document leak that it called a bid to destabilize Sunday’s presidential runoff.

PARIS, April 24: French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.

France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment.

PARIS, April 22:  The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, Frances's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday — a lengthy criminal history that gave a jolt to an already nail-biting election and fueled growing security concerns.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Hotel Yak & Yeti organized project Goût de France (Good France) at The Chimney Fine Dining Restaurant led by top French chef Alain Ducasse among other international chefs to honor the French culinary on March 21.The hotel participated in this event for the third consecutive year.

PARIS, March 21: The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign's first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.

PARIS (AP) — A 16-year-old student who had troubled relations with his peers opened fire at a high school in southern France on Thursday, wounding three other students and the principal who tried to intervene, officials said.