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France, Egypt in talks over helicopter carriers

France is in talks to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt after their sale to Russia was cancelled earlier this month, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. Cairo has sought to boost its military power in th

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Malaysia seeks help, France widens search for missing plane

Kuala Lumpur has asked for more help in the search for a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than a year, with France to send planes, boats and helicopters to scour the coast of a remote Indian Ocean island where debris washed up.

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Malaysia confirms debris 'is part of Boeing 777'

Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which vanished early last year. "We

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Suspected MH370 debris in France for checks

Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster.

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France to sell 5pc Renault stake

France is preparing to sell the five per cent Renault stake it had acquired earlier this year to secure a doubling of voting rights for longer-term investors, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said in an interview published on Thursday.

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Migrant enroute to UK dies in channel tunnel

A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through

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Eurotunnel service ‘normal’ after migrant disruption

Eurotunnel said on Sunday it had resumed "normal service" and British police said they had lifted traffic management measures around the Channel Tunnel after migrants in France disrupted travel on Saturday. But ferry ope

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Total eyes LNG, oil projects in Iran

French energy company Total is eyeing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil projects in Iran, Russian business daily Kommersant cited Total's chief executive Patrick Pouyanne as saying. "We are looking at both gas and oil.

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Fabius hopes Iran nuclear talks in final phase

France's foreign minister said on Sunday he hoped major powers and Iran have at last entered the final stages of their nuclear negotiations, although work still remained. "I hope, I hope, that we are finally entering the

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Friday attacks show Islamic State's growing reach

The attacks came one after the other in the space of a few hours. In France, a decapitated body covered in Arabic writing was found after an attacker rammed his car into a gas container, triggering an explosion. In Kuwait, a suici

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