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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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Le Pen party faces EU fraud claims

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 17:22
related places: Eu

The European Parliament calls in the EU's anti-fraud squad over possible financial irregularities committed by France's National Front.
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Greipel sprints to Paris-Nice stage

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 16:36
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Germany's Andre Greipel sprints to the second stage of Paris-Nice as a late break - featuring Geraint Thomas - is reeled in.
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India remembers World War One dead

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 15:07
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Events are being held to remember thousands of Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in a key battle in France in World War One.
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EU grants France deficit extension

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 13:05

European Union finance ministers grant France an extra two years to bring its budget deficit below 3% of GDP, the third such extension since 2009.
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Romania makes German diplomacy gaffe

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 12:22
related countries: Germany Germany, Romania Romania

The Romanian Foreign Ministry apologises for giving Germany's top diplomat a booklet marking bilateral relations which showed a map of France in the colours of the German flag.
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Tourists sent on 1,200km GPS detour

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Spain Spain

A GPS navigation error sends a tour group of Belgian skiers to the Spanish border instead of the French Alps.
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VIDEO: Ex-hostage on 'fragile' jihadis

Monday, March 9th 2015, 21:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A French journalist, Nicolas Henin, who was held hostage for 10 months in Syria by the British militant known as "Jihadi John" describes his captors as "fragile" jihadis.
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New arrests over Paris attacks

Monday, March 9th 2015, 18:30
related places: Paris

French police detain four people over the Islamist attacks in Paris on a satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket in which 17 people died.
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French Jews question their future

Monday, March 9th 2015, 1:33
related places: Many

Many French Jews feel betrayed by response to anti-Semitism
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France holds back the anti-smacking tide

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 0:56

France refuses to be taught a lesson on smacking
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Alps murders motorcyclist ruled out

Friday, March 6th 2015, 14:10

A motorcyclist who was being sought over the murders of four members of a Surrey family in the French Alps is ruled out of the investigation.
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Nepotism row over French arts job

Friday, March 6th 2015, 2:51

Nepotism row over top French arts job
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VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 12:15

A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.
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'Celtic prince tomb' found in France

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:43
related places: Champagne, Lavau

An "exceptional" tomb from the 5th Century BC likely to be that of a Celtic prince is unearthed on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region.
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France seeks 1982 attack arrests

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 12:42
related places: Paris, Rosiers, Rue

A judge in France issues arrest warrants for three people suspected of being behind a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Rue des Rosiers in Paris.
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France 'breaks Europe smacking pact'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:19
related places: Eu

Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
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New wave of Paris drone alerts

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 9:41
related places: Paris

Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
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Paris journalist fined over drone

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:55
related places: Paris

An Al Jazeera journalist is fined €1,000 (£725;$1,120) for flying a drone in Paris in the midst of a security alert sparked by unexplained drone sightings.
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Pape fails in suspension appeal

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

France lock Pascal Pape fails in his bid to overturn a 10-week suspension for kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip in the back.
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French families fight shipwreck case

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:13

Eleven years after the deaths of five sailors in the mysterious sinking of a French trawler, their families have launched a final appeal in court.
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VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 23:52
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
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France 'rebuked over smacking'

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 18:50

Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.
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Thieves raid museum in French palace

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:05
related countries: China China

Thieves take 15 "priceless" Chinese artefacts from Fontainebleau palace in France, in a raid that lasted just seven minutes.
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Tintin items up for auction in Paris

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:38
related places: Paris

Hundreds of storyboards, drawings and books by Tintin creator Georges Remi - better known as Herge - are to go under the hammer in Paris.
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Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 15:12
related places: Paris

An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".
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Nadal reaches Argentina Open final

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 8:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Rafael Nadal reaches his first final since winning the French Open last June after beating Carlos Berlocq at the Argentina Open.
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France 13-20 Wales

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 18:40
related places: Paris

Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
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Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 16:55
related places: Paris

Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
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Stolen Picasso returned to France

Friday, February 27th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

A Picasso painting smuggled into the US last December, disguised as a Christmas parcel, is being returned to its home in France.
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Airbus reports big rise in profits

Friday, February 27th 2015, 11:31

French aviation firm Airbus reports a big jump in full-year profits despite setting aside €551m (£401m) for delays on its A400M military aircraft.
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Paris gunman video 'shows killings'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:00
related places: Paris

Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a report says.
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Paris drone journalist to face court

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 11:35
related places: Paris

An Al-Jazeera journalist is to appear in a French court accused of flying a drone illegally over Paris as mystery continues over night-time drone flights.
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Al-Jazeera arrests over Paris drone

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 22:38
related places: Bois, Boulogne, Paris

Three journalists for the Qatar-based channel Al-Jazeera are arrested for the alleged illegal flying of a drone in the Bois de Boulogne area of Paris.
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Paris night drone mystery deepens

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 18:36
related places: Paris

Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.
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French appeal to kidnappers in Yemen

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:45
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

The French foreign minister urges the release of a Frenchwoman kidnapped along with her interpreter in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
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Europe's young Jews face security fears

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 0:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen, Paris

Security fears after Paris and Copenhagen attacks
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French woman kidnapped in Yemen

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A French woman working for an international organisation has been kidnapped in Yemen, the French foreign ministry says.
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Paris targeted in night drone mystery

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 14:46
related places: Paris

Drones are seen flying over several sensitive landmarks in Paris in a night-time mystery that French police say is being taken seriously.
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North one of four Wales changes

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Winger George North returns as Wales make four changes to the side that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations game in France.
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Hollande seeks tough race hate laws

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 1:44

French President Francois Hollande lays out proposals to strengthen laws on anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate crimes.
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France stops Syria-bound 'jihadists'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Syria Syria

France for the first time confiscates the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
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Chelsea fan sorry over Paris incident

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 22:21
related places: Paris

An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan apologises for his part in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro - but denies he is a racist.
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Fans identified after Chelsea appeal

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 13:30
related places: Paris

Officers probing allegations of racism by Chelsea fans in Paris say they have identified three men at the centre of the Metropolitan Police appeal.
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Do more to tackle racism - Ferdinand

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:37

QPR's Rio Ferdinand says Tuesday's incident on the Paris Metro shows football cannot be complacent about tackling racism.
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Chelsea fans in London racism probe

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 17:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, London, Paris

Police are investigating a second allegation of racism involving Chelsea fans, after reports that men returning from Paris chanted racist slogans at London's St Pancras station.
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Kristen Stewart makes awards history

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 10:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

US actress Kristen Stewart becomes first American actress to win a Cesar Award - the French equivalent of an Oscar - for her role in Cloud of Sils Maria.
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DSK's bizarre pimping trial

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 1:16

Strauss-Kahn trial raises questions about French justice
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Images released of Paris Chelsea fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 21:31

Images of three men sought in connection with an incident of alleged racism by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro on Tuesday are released.
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Chelsea suspend two more fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 19:18

Chelsea suspend two more people from attending Stamford Bridge after investigations into racism on the Paris Metro.
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Strauss-Kahn pimping trial closes

Friday, February 20th 2015, 18:56

The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ends in France, with a judge declaring he will deliver his verdict on 12 June.
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Paris racism 'pathetic and dreadful'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:18

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the racist incident involving Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro was "pathetic and dreadful".
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Mourinho 'ashamed' of racist fans

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:40
related places: Paris

Jose Mourinho is "ashamed" of the Chelsea fans who prevented a black man from boarding a Paris train on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Paris racism victim speaks out

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 22:54

A French man who was pushed off a Paris Metro train by Chelsea fans chanting racist songs has been speaking about the experience.
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Chelsea suspends Paris Metro trio

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 20:01

Chelsea Football Club suspends three people from its ground after fans of the club appeared to stop a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.
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France PM wins confidence vote

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 20:00

France's Socialist government survives a parliamentary confidence vote over a controversial set of free market economic reforms.
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Punish them, says Paris Metro victim

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 13:00

A man prevented from boarding a Paris Metro train by Chelsea football fans chanting racist slogans calls for their punishment in an interview.
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French inflation turns negative

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:33

Inflation in France, the eurozone's second-biggest economy, turned negative in January, adding to worries over deflation in the eurozone.
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Charges over Jewish grave vandalism

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:06

Five teenagers are charged in France with vandalising hundreds of Jewish graves with what prosecutors describe as a clear "anti-Semitic motive".
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French political rhetoric ups ante

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:43

How controversial comments are upping the political ante
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Armstrong admits driving charge

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Aspen

US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won and was then stripped of seven Tour de France titles, pleads guilty to careless driving in the ski resort of Aspen.
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VIDEO: Video of Chelsea fans sparks outrage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK police are examining footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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UK police examine Chelsea fans video

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK officers are to examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, the Met Police says.
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VIDEO: Sun 'could be biggest power source'

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 13:40
related places: Paris

The Sun could become the world's biggest source of electricity by the middle of this century - a bold prediction from the respected International Energy Association in Paris.
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France PM pushes key reforms through

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 12:15

French PM Manuel Valls uses an emergency procedure to push through key labour market reforms without a vote by MPs.
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VIDEO: Chelsea fans' racist abuse on Paris Metro

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:57
related places: Paris

Footage has emerged which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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Chelsea fans in Paris Metro incident

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:39
related places: Paris

Footage emerges appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, ahead of a Champions League match.
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Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Chelsea

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 22:21

Chelsea withstand waves of Paris St-Germain attacks to claim a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
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French economy bill passed by decree

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 17:49

France's Socialist government pushes through a key economic bill by decree, in a move that could trigger a no-confidence vote.
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Acquit Strauss-Kahn, says prosecutor

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 15:56
related places: Lille

The former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, should be acquitted of pimping charges due to insufficient evidence, says French prosecutor.
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VIDEO: Frank Leboeuf: From football to film

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 11:40

The former Chelsea and France footballer, Frank Leboeuf, has become the first person to win the World Cup and have a role in a film nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
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10 Hours of Walking in Paris as a Jew

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 2:49
related places: Paris

Walking through Paris wearing a Jewish skullcap
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French PM Valls urges Jews to stay

Monday, February 16th 2015, 15:05
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Prime Minister Manuel Valls urges Jews to stay in France, amid shock at vandalism of Jewish graves and an attack on a Danish synagogue.
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Gigi star Louis Jourdan dies at 93

Monday, February 16th 2015, 11:20

Louis Jourdan, the French film star known for roles in Gigi and Octopussy, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 93.
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Jewish graves vandalised in France

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 21:22

Hundreds of Jewish graves are desecrated at a cemetery in eastern France, an act condemned by French officials.
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Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 18:11

French striker Olivier Giroud scores two as holders Arsenal move past Middlesbrough and into the FA Cup quarter-finals.
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Gunman hits Danish blasphemy seminar

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

One person dies after shots are fired at a Copenhagen cafe where a controversial cartoonist was attending a free speech debate.
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Ireland 18-11 France

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 20:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Five penalties from fit-again fly-half Johnny Sexton help defending Six Nations champions Ireland to victory at home to France.
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Sexton 'fine' after Ireland victory

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 19:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jonathan Sexton says he suffered no ill-effects despite taking another bang to his head in Ireland's win over France.
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Events throw Hollande a lifebuoy

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 5:50

Events lift France's Hollande out of downward spiral
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UN agrees draft text for Paris

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:20
related places: Paris

UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a draft text for a new climate agreement to be discussed in Paris in December.
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EU 'needs stricter border checks'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:47
related places: Paris

European Union leaders call for stricter checks on travellers entering the passport-free Schengen area, in response to last month's Paris attacks.
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France wins Egypt combat jet deal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 20:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.
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