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Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions of Russians on live television, April 16, 2015, Moscow.
16/04/2015 - France - Russia

Putin says France must reimburse costs for undelivered warships

Moscow will not impose a penalty against France for its decision not to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers due to sanctions, but expects that the country will reimburse the related costs, Russian ...
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga with French President Francois Hollande, Bern, Switzerland, 15 April 2015.
16/04/2015 - France - Switzerland

Hollande on state visit buries tax squabbles with Switzerland

French President François Hollande finishes a two-day trip in Switzerland Thursday, as Paris aims to smooth relations with its wealthy neighbour over a tax-evasion row.

Analysts say the Sudanese government is developing a plan to domesticate the production of wheat inside the country
15/04/2015 - Sudan

Wheat shortage on the minds of voters in Sudanese elections, analysts say

As Sudanese vote, or don’t, in the elections that were extended by one day on Wednesday, one thing is evident: from Khartoum to Darfur, and from Port Sudan to Blue Nile, there is a lack of ...
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent say the merger will not lead to any job cuts in France
15/04/2015 - France - Finland

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in 15.6-billion-euro deal

Finnish telecom giant Nokia is to buy Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock, 15.6-billion-euro deal, the companies said Wednesday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the purchase of 36 Rafale jets alongside French President François Hollande in Paris, 10 April 2015.
14/04/2015 - France - India

India signals end of larger Rafale deal

India has signalled the end of talks for a larger deal with French manufacturer Dassault Aviation to purchase more Rafale jets.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has dismissed Jean-Marie Le Pen's comments that he is less French
11/04/2015 - France

Valls says overseas territories challenge 'outrageous' comments on French identity

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says celebrating the diversity of France’s overseas departments is the “perfect response” to the “outrageous” comments on French ...
Runners on the Champs Élysées at the start of the 2014 Paris Marathon.
11/04/2015 - France

Paris Marathon organiser banks on international runners

About 54,000 people have signed up to run the 2015 edition of the Paris Marathon on Sunday. The number of participants has been increasing steadily in recent years

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.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a ceremony in Paris, 10 April 2015.
10/04/2015 - France - India

Modi in France to promote Make in India, as Paris pushes Rafale nuclear deals

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a two-day visit in France to boost trade and promote his Make in India campaign.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Russian President Vladimir Putin on 8 April
10/04/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - PORTUGAL

Valls calls on Greece to make more reforms

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on Greece to make more thoroughgoing reforms on a visit to Portugal on Friday.