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Rafales at Dassault's factory in Merignac, south-east France
25/02/2015 - France - India

Le Drian in Delhi again as India dithers over Rafale deal

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in Delhi on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to seal a troubled deal to sell India’s air force 126 ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo on Monday
17/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France, Egypt sign Rafale deal as Cairo bombs IS

France has signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet.
A Rafale flies over the pyramids
13/02/2015 - France - Egypt

France clinches first foreign Rafale jet sale to Egypt

France has sealed a deal with Egypt to sell 24 French Rafale fighter jets, a navy frigate and missiles.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets Chinese President Xi Jinping
30/01/2015 - France - China

Valls unveils de Gaulle statue, meets Xi Jinping on day two of China visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a statue of former president General Charles de Gaulle at China’s National Museum on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Friday after meeting ...
The Vladivostok at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard in Brittany
05/12/2014 - France - Russia

France may never deliver Russia’s Mistral warships, defence minister

France may never deliver the Mistral warships it has built for Russia, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana
05/12/2014 - France - Kazakhstan

Hollande in uranium-rich Kazakhstan to discuss contracts, relations with Russia

French President François Hollande arrived in Kazakhstan on Friday for a two-day visit to a country with vast uranium and gas reserves and infrastructure contracts on offer.
A French-built "all-purpose" Rafale jet
03/12/2014 - France - India

India promises to stick with Rafale jet sale after Modi election

The defence ministers of France and India have said they will iron out differences over the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India.
27/11/2014

French press review 27 November 2014

Is the polar bear doomed? And what about the European economy? How many stars do France’s prisons have? How Green is François Hollande? Will France give Russia its Mistrals?

Hollande welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the Elysée presidential palace
26/11/2014 - France - Egypt

Hollande calls for democratic transition in Egypt on Sisi Paris visit

French President François Hollande called on Egypt to pursue its “democratic transition” after lunching with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.
The late CEO Christophe de Margerie, seen here at the Elysée palace, denied that Total had paid bribes in the case before his death last month
26/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France investigates oil giant Total for ‘corruption’ in Iranian contracts

French oil giant Total is under criminal investigation for alleged corruption of foreign officials in contracts with Iranian companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was revealed on ...
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