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Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Da Vinci, Van Gogh masterpieces

Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE, a report said. The museum, built at a cost of €500 million ($630 million) and set to open in December next year,

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Da Vinci, Van Gogh masterpieces

Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE, a report said. The museum, built at a cost of €500 million ($630 million) and set to open in December next year,

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France to go ahead with $3bn Lebanon arms deal

France will soon provide weapons and military equipment to the Lebanese army as part of a $3 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

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Ebola could reach France, UK by end-Oct

Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 per cent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 per cent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Those num

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High risk Ebola could reach France, UK by end-Oct

Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 per cent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 per cent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Those num

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Court suspends Airbus insider trading trial

French judges on Friday effectively suspended a trial involving allegations of insider trading in the shares of Airbus Group to allow a higher court to rule on whether the long-awaited procedure was constitutional. The latest abru

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France may slap $6.14bn fine on UBS

French investigating magistrates have proposed that UBS pay a fine of 4.88 billion euros ($6.14 billion) in an investigation into whether the Swiss bank helped wealthy French individuals dodge tax, according to a judicial source. The pr

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France carries out air strikes in Iraq

French fighter jets struck targets in Iraq on Thursday, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said. "There were strikes in Iraq this morning," Le Foll said without giving any further details. The strikes w

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Air France cancels 60pc of flights as strike continues

A pilots strike at Air France entered its second day, with the two sides apparently no closer to resolving a dispute over cost cuts that has forced the French carrier to cancel 60 per cent of flights. The airline said it expected to ope

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EU ministers rap France over broken vow

France yesterday faced harsh criticism for failing to meet a deadline to put its finances in order, as frustrated euro zone ministers struggled to keep alive their post-crisis strategy for the bloc's stagnating economy. Embold

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