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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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France: news

Montpellier 1-2 Paris St-Germain

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 22:01
related places: Montpellier

Paris St-Germain are French champions for the third consecutive season after a hard-fought away win at Montpellier.
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Nadal loss hurts French Open seeding

Friday, May 15th 2015, 23:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Rafael Nadal loses to Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer reach semis.
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Fury at France mystery wreck ruling

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 9:27

Families of sailors killed in a shipwreck off Cornwall express outrage after a French court dismissed their last-ditch bid to find out what happened.
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Cannes Film Festival gets under way

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:24

The Cannes Film Festival is getting under way in the south of France, with Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman among the notables due to attend.
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Eurozone economy grows by 0.4%

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:20

The economy of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first three months of the year, official figures show, as its slow recovery continues.
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Everett signs up for Musketeers

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:16

Actor Rupert Everett is to play a corrupt governor of 17th Century Paris in the third series of The Musketeers.
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Hollande pledges Haiti investment

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:22
related countries: Haiti Haiti

French President Francois Hollande pledges investment to Haiti, but steers clear of the reparations some in the ex-colony are demanding from Paris.
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Easyjet shares hit by strike impact

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:00

Shares in Easyjet fall by more than 9% after the airline says the disruption from April's air traffic control strikes in France will cut profits by £25m.
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France searches for stolen monkeys

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 11:50
related places: Beauval

Police are searching for seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silvery marmosets stolen from Beauval zoo in central France at the weekend.
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VIDEO: France's Hollande meets Castros

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

French President Francois Hollande has met Cuba's 1959 revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro on a historic trip to Havana.
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Hollande meets Castro brothers

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 1:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

French President Francois Hollande meets revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, in the first Cuba visit by a West European leader since the 80s.
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Le Pen father to set up 'grouping'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 21:43

France's National Front (FN) founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says he plans to set up his own "grouping" after being suspended from the far-right party.
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Eurostar bans artillery shell in bag

Monday, May 11th 2015, 12:33
related places: Paris

The Gare du Nord railway station in Paris was evacuated after a man tried to board a Eurostar train with an artillery shell in his luggage.
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China firm on mass holiday to France

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 21:18
related countries: China China

A Chinese company has paid for 6,400 of its employees to go on holiday to France for four days.
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VIDEO: France ceremony marks VE Day

Friday, May 8th 2015, 9:55
related places: Paris

A VE Day ceremony has taken place in Paris marking 70 years since the end of World War Two.
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Could Girlhood change French cinema?

Friday, May 8th 2015, 0:18

What the success of Girlhood could mean for French cinema
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Top al-Qaeda militant 'killed'

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 19:33
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen says a US air strike has killed Nasser al-Ansi, a militant who claimed January's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Thursday, May 7th 2015, 11:19

A French court rules that wire-tapped conversations between ex-President Sarkozy and his lawyer can be used as evidence.
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Pilot 'had tried Alps crash descent'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:35

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps appears to have practised a rapid descent on a previous flight, investigators say.
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French banks' profits beat forecasts

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 16:09

Two of France's leading banks, Societe Generale and Credit Agricole, report higher earnings, helped by a recovery in Europe's economy.
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UN whistle-blower suspension 'unlawful'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 14:08

A whistle-blower who revealed allegations of child sex abuse by French peacekeepers in the CAR should be re-instated immediately, a tribunal says.
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VIDEO: Alps crash: Co-pilot rehearsed descent

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 13:21

French investigators have found that the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings flight into the French Alps in March may have rehearsed the manouevre.
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Abbott dismisses 'gay partner snub'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses as "trivia" a media row over his treatment of the gay partner of his ambassador to France.
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France expands spy agency powers

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 2:02

Controversial rules to strengthen French intelligence services, with the aim of preventing Islamist attacks, are approved by parliament.
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Disputed NY award for Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 1:36

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo receives a controversial freedom of speech award in New York, but six writers boycott the ceremony.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 22:31

Radamel Falcao could stay at Manchester United, Arsenal eye French-based pair, Chelsea look to revamp squad, plus more.
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Le Pen 'ashamed' Marine has his name

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 15:10

France's National Front party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says he is "ashamed" his daughter Marine still has his name, amid a growing family feud.
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FN's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended

Monday, May 4th 2015, 20:36

France's National Front suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a series of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter Marine.
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Le Pen rejects FN bid to silence him

Monday, May 4th 2015, 14:18

French ex-National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen refuses to appear before a party board deciding his fate over a series of inflammatory remarks.
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Surveillance law prompts unease in France

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 23:20

Proposed surveillance law prompts unease in France
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VIDEO: France probes CAR child abuse claim

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 13:24
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The French government says an investigation is under way into claims French soldiers in the Central African Republic sexually abused children.
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'No mercy' if CAR abuse proven

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:47
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

French President Francois Hollande says there will be "no mercy" for any soldiers found to have abused children in the Central African Republic.
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Spy scandal turns tables on Merkel government

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Embarrassment over allegations Germany spied on France for the US
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Germans 'helped US spy on France'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 9:50
related countries: United States United States

Germany's national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of US intelligence, reports say.
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McDonald's China supplier fined

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 6:25

Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Angel Di Maria, Marseille consider Patrick Vieira, plus more.
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Charlie artist ends Muhammad cartoons

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 18:42
related places: Paris

Charlie Hebdo artist "Luz", who designed the satirical magazine's front page after the Paris attacks, says he will no longer draw the Prophet Muhammad.
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France investigates CAR abuse claim

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Paris

A Paris prosecutor confirms an investigation is under way into claims French soldiers in the Central African Republic sexually abused children.
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Ruling on French gay blood donor ban

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 17:27
related places: Eu

A ban on gay men giving blood in France may be justified but only if there are no alternatives, the EU's top court says.
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France outcry over school skirt ban

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 12:11

France faces a fresh backlash against its ban on religious signs in schools after a 15-year-old Muslim girl is sent home for wearing a long black skirt.
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France increases defence spending

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 10:16

French President Francois Hollande says defence spending will rise by nearly 4bn euros to tackle extremist threats "at home and overseas".
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French boss forced out over taxi bill

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 9:52

Agnes Saal resigns as head of France's National Audiovisual Institute after spending some €40,000 in taxi journeys in 10 months.
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VIDEO: Calls for Indonesia not to execute

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

France and Australia have condemned the death penalty as executions for three of their nationals looms in Indonesia.
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Authors boycott PEN gala over award

Monday, April 27th 2015, 16:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six writers, including Michael Ondaatje and Peter Carey, boycott a major US literary event over plans to give French magazine Charlie Hebdo a freedom of speech award.
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China overtakes France in vineyards

Monday, April 27th 2015, 13:25
related countries: China China, Spain Spain

China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.
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Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 20:51

France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp.
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VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave

Friday, April 24th 2015, 5:32

BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
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France 'foils five terror attacks'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 11:21

French police have foiled five recent terror plots, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says, amid tightened security in the wake of deadly attacks in January.
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VIDEO: The migrants who make it to Calais

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 5:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Calais

Paris Correspondent, Lucy Williamson has been to hear Mohammed's story, a 35 year old from Sudan.
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Man 'planned France church attacks'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 15:32
related places: Paris

A man suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on "one or two churches" has been arrested in Paris, the French interior minister says.
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VIDEO: Vintage cars race through France

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 13:18

The oldest motor race in France is underway with at least 200 vintage cars taking part.
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French swimmer sparks fury with cocaine claims

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 9:29

French champion upsets sport's authorities with drug claims
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Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 1:20
related places: Paris

Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
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Barcelona 2-0 Paris St-Germain (agg 5-1)

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 20:49

Neymar's two goals see Barcelona coast past Paris St-Germain and into a third successive Champions League semi-final.
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VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 7:38
related countries: United States United States

A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.
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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
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VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 11:46

An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.
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Replica ship recalls French-US history

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US
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Men fined for burning marsupial

Friday, April 17th 2015, 11:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.
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Man admits killing Calais schoolgirl

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 21:54
related places: Calais

A 38-year-old Polish man admits to kidnapping and killing a nine-year-old girl in the French town of Calais.
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Paris tunnel thieves grab jewels

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 19:23

French police are looking for three thieves who stole a handbag containing €5m worth of jewels after breaking into an art collector's car in traffic.
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Posthumous book by French satirist

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 2:18

A book by Charb, the editor of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo who was killed by Muslim militants in January, is being published posthumously.
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I had to nutmeg Luiz, says Suarez

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 23:11

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he had no option but to nutmeg David Luiz twice during his side's superb 3-1 win against Paris St-Germain.
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Paris St-Germain 1-3 Barcelona

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 20:53

Barcelona will take a two-goal lead to the Nou Camp after a first-leg win at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.
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France stands by gay Vatican envoy

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 15:27

France says it will not back down over its nomination of an openly gay ambassador to the Vatican, despite no confirmation after three months.
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Nokia agrees deal with Alcatel-Lucent

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 8:06

Nokia says it has agreed a deal to buy smaller French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a €15.6bn takeover deal.
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France backs Nokia deal with Alcatel

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 17:42

Nokia is in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent in a deal that could create a European telecoms equipment group worth some €40bn.
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'Prosecute near-miss cyclists' call

Monday, April 13th 2015, 16:10
related places: Paris

A French rail company wants Paris-Roubaix cyclists who raced over a level crossing as a train approached to be prosecuted.
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France's Le Pen 'pulls out of poll'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 10:48

The founder of French National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, says he is pulling out of regional elections amid a row with his daughter.
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Paris closer to 2024 Olympics bid

Monday, April 13th 2015, 10:45

The French capital's city council votes in favour of bidding for the 2024 Olympics following a feasibility study.
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VIDEO: 'Spiderman' climbs Dubai tower

Monday, April 13th 2015, 8:28

Alain Robert, the man known as the French "Spiderman", has successfully climbed the highest twisted tower in the world.
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Tribute to Alps skiing death boy

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 22:54

The family of a seven-year-old boy who fell to his death on a skiing holiday in the French Alps describe him as a "daring, outgoing, determined little boy".
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Wiggins fails in Paris-Roubaix bid

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 16:06
related places: Paris

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins finishes 18th in his final Team Sky race as Germany's John Degenkolb wins the cobbled classic.
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Surfer, 13, killed in shark attack

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 14:44
related countries: India India, Reunion Reunion

A 13-year-old surfer is killed by a shark off the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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VIDEO: Alps instructor: 'It is easy to fall'

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 17:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Yann Westercamp, a ski instructor in the French ski resort Flaine, explains how a British child may have died in a skiing accident.
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British child dies in skiing accident

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British child has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps, the Foreign Office confirms, with reports saying it was a seven-year-old boy.
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VIDEO: Battle for Joan of Arc's legacy

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:33
related places: Arc

As new museum celebrating the life and legacy of Joan of Arc opens in France, the country's political parties battle to claim her legacy.
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Vatican silent over French gay envoy

Friday, April 10th 2015, 17:27

The Vatican refuses to comment on media reports that it has not accepted France's proposed ambassador to the city state because he is gay.
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France TV5Monde passwords seen on TV

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:44

Staff at TV5Monde are filmed with passwords visible in the newsroom a day after the French TV network suffered a huge cyber-attack.
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France replicates cave art marvel

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:06

France opens a giant replica cave adorned with copies of prehistoric animal drawings some 32,000 years old, found at a nearby site.
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Extra flights tackle strike backlog

Friday, April 10th 2015, 10:26

Easyjet will run "rescue" flights and may put bigger planes on busy routes to deal with the after-effects of two-day strike action by French air traffic controllers.
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Latin America boosts Carrefour sales

Friday, April 10th 2015, 8:27

French retail giant Carrefour reports a 3.2% rise in underlying sales in the first quarter, helped by growth in Europe and Latin America.
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Jet deal on Modi's France agenda

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:44
related countries: India India

India's PM Narendra Modi may try to reach a breakthrough on a defence deal during his ongoing visit to France, media reports say.
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