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A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.

Russian sailors in Saint-Nazaire last year to train on the Mistrals
15/05/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

France offers Russia refund on undelivered Mistrals, report

France has offered to pay Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contract for two Mistral helicopter carriers, whose sale has been suspended over the Ukraine conflict, on condition that it can sell them ...
Haitian President Michel Martelly was to meet French President François Hollande in Port-au-Prince on 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - HAITI

Hollande in Haiti to trumpet trade and reconstruction as colonial past lingers

French President François Hollande arrived in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to seal trade deals with the government of his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly as well as reconstruction efforts after the 2010 earthquake.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
30/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - United States

Germany spied on French civil servants for US's NSA, report

German intelligence spied on top French officials for the US's National Security Agency (NSA) , a German newspaper revealed on Thursday, adding a further twist to a scandal about proxy economic ...
The Mistrals were being built in Saint-Nazaire in northern France, 21 November 2014.
22/04/2015 - France - Russia

France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered: French president

Russia would be reimbursed for two Mistral helicopter carriers if they are not delivered and the 1.2-billion-euro contract is cancelled, French President Francois Hollande told reporters Wednesday.

One of the Rafale jet fighters on the Charles-de-Gaulle.
20/04/2015 - France - India

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier quits Gulf for India

The French aircraft-carrier Charles de Gaulle has left the Persian Gulf, ending its mission fighting the Islamic State (Isis) armed group to go to India, which has just bought 26 French Rafale jet ...
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 ...
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.

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.