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24/05/2015 - France

Man arrested for delaying Bordeaux flight with fake bomb alert

French police have arrested a man who called in a fake bomb threat to the regional airport of Bordeaux-Merignac so that his girlfriend would not miss her flight.

Dassault's Rafale fighter jet - selling at last
06/05/2015 - INDE

France's defence minister seals Rafale sale with India

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart today for final talks on the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India.
One of the Germanwings A320's flight recorders
06/05/2015 - France - Germany

Germanwings pilot practised fatal crash, report

The copilot who is thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings airliner in the French Alps may have rehearsed steering the plane into a rapid descent on his previous flight, according to an ...
A French navy Rafale on the aircaft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf in February 2015
30/04/2015 - FRANCE - QATAR

Qatar to buy 24 Rafale jet fighters from France's Dassault

Qatar has agreed to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French arms manufacturer Dassault.
Nepalese police personnel try to stop earthquake victims from blocking traffic in a protest at the government's lack of aid provided to the victims in Kathmandu
29/04/2015 - FRANCE - NEPAL

First planeload of French aid arrives in Nepal

The first planeload of French aid to earthquake-hit Nepal arrived on Wednesday morning, France's foreign affairs ministry announced, adding that two others were on their way.
The site of the Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - Germany - Spain

Debris cleared from Germanwings crash site

The collection of debris from the site of the Germanwings A320 that crashed in the French Alps last month has finished. Decontamination of the site can now start.

Outside Cologne Cathedral on the day of the Germanwings homage ceremony
17/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - Spain

Germany pays homage to Germanwings crash victims

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck led a homage to the victims of last month's Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps on Friday.
French President François Hollande shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a joint statement at the Elysée palace
11/04/2015 - France - India

India orders 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India has ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a multi-billion-euro agreement, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Paris Friday.

An Air France plane at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on 8 April
08/04/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic hit by controllers' strike, 50% flights cancelled Thursday

About 50 per cent of flights in and out of French airports were to be cancelled on Thursday,after 40 per cent on Wednesday, due to a two-day strike by air-traffic controllers.
Public Prosecutor Brice Robin (L) and General David Galtier of the gendarmerie who a photo of the second black box from the Germanwings A320
04/04/2015 - France - Germany - Spain

Search for Germanwings A320 crash bodies finished

The search for body parts after last month's Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps is over, officials announced Saturday.