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A shipyard in the Philippines
27/10/2014 - France - World economy

World’s shipbuilders pitch for 450-billion-euro market at Paris salon

Naval contractors show their wares in Paris this week, pitching for a cut of the 45-billion-euro world market in a sector that is growing despite cuts in government spending.
Drones in the spotlight at Paris Air Show
20/06/2013 - On-the-spot France

Drones in the spotlight at Paris Air Show

The big two airplane manufacturers Airbus and Boeing are attempting to sign as many sales contracts as possible during this week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget.
Visitors at the 50th Paris Air Show, Le Bourget near Paris
17/06/2013 - France

Airbus and Boeing wide-body planes dominate Paris Air Show

The US aircraft-leasing group ILFC has ordered 50 more Airbus A320neo airliners, the two companies announced on the first day of the Paris Air Show on Monday.

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault at the Airbus factory in Toulouse
14/06/2013 - France - Europe

Airbus A350 takes off on first flight with high sales hopes

Airbus's new A350 airliner took off from Toulouse airport, near the factory where it was built, on Friday morning.
31/03/2013 - France

French Muslims meet as Hollande prepares wider hijab ban

France’s largest Islamic grouping meets this weekend at Le Bourget, north of Paris, as the government prepares to extend the ban on Islamic headscarves in educational establishments, a move ...
26/03/2012 - France

Sarkozy says influential muslim cleric Qaradawi not welcome in France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the influential Qatar-based Sunni Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi was not welcome in France.
24/06/2011 - France

Alstom to supply high-speed trains to Iraq

French engineering group Alstom has signed a preliminary deal to build a high-speed rail link between the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and the city of Basra.


23/06/2011 - France

Record haul at Paris air show for French-based Airbus

French-based planemaker Airbus is celebrating a bumper week at the Paris International Air Show at Le Bourget aerodrome north of the capital with a record 50 billion euros of orders including the ...
20/06/2011 - France

Paris airshow opens on a high note

The biggest event in the aviation calender opened at Le Bourget airport north of Paris on Monday with industry giants hoping to close deals worth billions of dollars in the first Paris ...

French press review 20 June 2011

A mixed bag in the French papers today, with euros, planes, greens, and north Africa featuring on the Monday pages...