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India, France haggle over $9bn warplane deal

Indian and French negotiators were haggling on Friday over the price of 36 combat planes for the ageing Indian air force, officials of the two nations said, just days before President Francois Hollande visits New Delhi to cement commercial tie

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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks

An investigation into the November 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect.

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PARIS ATTACK: At least 128 killed in multiple strikes

Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 128 people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack. Another

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Terrorists at Paris concert hall killed: Hollande

Gunmen who stormed a Paris concert hall killing several people and taking hostages have been killed, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday, adding that France would be ruthless against those who carried out the attacks.

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France declares emergency, shuts borders

French President Francois Hollande said a state of emergency would be declared across France and national borders shut following a spate of attacks in Paris on Friday evening in which he said dozens were killed and several wounded.

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Iran standoff sees France winning Gulf friends

France's tough line in major power talks with Iran may frustrate those looking for an early deal over Tehran's nuclear programme, but is helping Paris to seal strategic new links with Gulf states and Israel. Foreign Minist

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France 'ready to give weapons to Syria rebels'

French President Francois Hollande suggested for the first time on Thursday that Paris could arm Syrian rebels in a "controlled framework," given that they were now caught between the Syrian government on one side and radical Islamists

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France says cannot act alone on Syria as US pauses

France said on Sunday it could not act alone against Syria after the US stepped back from the brink, making Paris the last remaining top ally in the Western coalition to hesitate over punishing President Bashar al-Assad. After Pre

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UAE Rafale jet deal depends on price: Hollande

  French President Francois Hollande discussed the possibility of the United Arab Emirates buying Rafale fighter jets during his visit to the Gulf country and said a deal hinged on price.   "We

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France, UAE ‘still talking on Rafale jets’

Negotiations between France and the United Arab Emirates over the potential sale of 60 Rafale fighter jets to the Gulf country are ongoing and have a chance of succeeding, a French diplomatic source said on Wednesday. The on-off n

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