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France extends emergency to cover Euro 2016

France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November's attacks on Paris by two months, to maintain security through the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. The announcem

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France signed $2.26bn deals with Egypt

France signed several deals worth about €2 billion ($2.26 billion) with Egypt during a visit by French President Francois Hollande to Cairo, the French president's office said. The deals included a satellite communication

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'Air France-KLM must be among airline giants': outgoing CEO

Air France-KLM is no longer at risk financially but the Franco-Dutch carrier needs to become one of the world's airline giants again to avoid decline, outgoing chief executive Alexandre de Juniac told RTL radio on Wednesday. D

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Qatar, France sign $7.5bn deal for fighter jets

Qatar and France have finalised the deal for 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets worth €6.7 billion ($7.5 billion) at the ongoing Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex 2016) being held in Doha, Qatar.

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DP World chief highlights investment opportunities in France

Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World’s projects in France and the country’s attractiveness as an investment location came under the spotlight during a recent high-level meeting, in Paris, France. DP Wor

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Thalys train operator shuts entire network

Thalys, the France-Benelux train operator, said on Tuesday it will shut down its entire network after several bomb blasts in Brussels on Tuesday. Security has been boosted at all train stations where Thalys trains operate, the com

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France, Germany beef up security on transport

France has decided to deploy 1,600 additional police officers to bolster security at its borders and on public transport following the deadly blasts in Brussels on Tuesday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. A total

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France plans new force in West Africa after terror attacks

France is to station a force of gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack by Islamist militants in West Africa, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Tuesday. He was speaking du

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Britain, France decry Russia's 'war crimes' in Syria

Britain and France criticised Russia's role in Syria's war on Tuesday and said Moscow must stop the conflict rather than fuelling it, after missile strikes killed dozens of civilians on Monday. Almost 50 civilians were kil

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Fives Group wins $400m aluminium project in Iran

France-based Fives Group, a leading industrial engineering company, has been awarded a $400-million deal to set up a major aluminium plant in Iran, a report said. The deal was signed with the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries De

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