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  • NEW DELHI, Jan 25- India signed an inter-governmental agreement on Monday to buy 36 French-built Rafale fighter planes, but the leaders of both countries said there was still work to do to finalise financial terms after months of talks. The deal, worth an estimated $9 billion, was to have been the centrepiece of a visit to India by French President Francois...

  • NEW DELHI— India and France said Monday that they are close to sealing a multibillion euro agreement for New Delhi to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets. Hollande is on a three-day visit to India. Modi announced India's intention to buy the Rafale jets, manufactured by Dassault Aviation, during a visit to Paris in April, touching off several rounds of negotiations...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 25- French companies will invest $10 billion in India over the next five years, chiefly in the industrial sector, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Monday during a visit by President Francois Hollande to India. "Over the last five years, French companies have invested more than $1 billion per year in India," Sapin said in a speech to the Federation of...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 24- French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday his government was considering an agreement with New Delhi that would clear the way for a long-awaited $9 billion sale of French-built Rafale warplanes to India. Hollande arrived in India on Sunday. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been trying to attract French companies to India and...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are making large donations to the campaign to keep Britain inside the European Union, sources said, highlighting the concern among some of the world's biggest banks over the impact of a British exit. In the face of growing Euroscepticism among the British electorate and political pressure from within his own party,...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are making large donations to the campaign to keep Britain inside the European Union, sources said, highlighting the concern among some of the world's biggest banks over the impact of a British exit. On Thursday, Cameron was preparing to urge business leaders at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos to...

  • PARIS, Jan 14- French President Francois Hollande, now in his last full year in office before 2017 elections, will present a job creation plan on Monday that temporarily subsidises low-wage workers at a cost to the state of around 2 billion euros. Sapin, asked by local radio station Europe 1 if the employment plan would cost something like two billion euros, replied...

  • Economy minister urges France to deregulate faster Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 7:45 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 6- France's economy minister urged his own left-wing government on Wednesday to do far more to liberalize the economy, arguing that President Francois Hollande's Socialists had failed to reform fast enough and bring down stubbornly high unemployment. Speaking out at a moment when his government is focusing on security in the wake of the deadly...

  • Not since 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled across eastern Europe, has the continent's geopolitical kaleidescope been shaken up so vigorously. The collapse of the Iron Curtain led within two years to the agreement to create a single European currency and, over the following 15 years, to the eastward enlargement of the EU and NATO up to...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turning the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius to present new draft Saturday morning. PARIS, Dec 12- Climate negotiators in Paris appeared on the verge of clinching a landmark accord on Saturday to transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. At the tail end of the hottest year on record and after four years of fraught U.N. talks often...

  • *China, Saudi Arabia and others stick to demands. PARIS, Dec 11- Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change stumbled on Friday with China and many other nations refusing to yield ground, forcing host France to extend the U.N. summit by a day to overcome stubborn divisions. After a night of often fraught discussions on issues including a proposed goal to...

  • *China, Saudi Arabia and others stick to demands. PARIS, Dec 11- Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change stumbled on Friday with China and many other nations refusing to yield ground, forcing host France to extend the U.N. summit by a day to overcome stubborn divisions. Delegates said China was resisting calls, led by the United States and the...

  • The Front came first nationally in the regional elections' first round on Dec. 6 and led in six regions out of 13, including the north where Le Pen is standing and the southeast, where her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen is the lead candidate. "They can do nothing against the survival instinct of the people," Le Pen said, urging supporters to vote massively in Sunday's...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- France's National Front prepared a last push for regional election votes on Thursday as an opinion poll showed tactical voting will keep it from power in two main target regions even though it topped a first round vote nationally. In a TV interview ahead of a rally in Paris of the party faithful later in the day and Sunday's decisive second round vote,...

  • *National Front secures best regional election showing. PARIS, Dec 7- France's mainstream political parties were scrambling for a way to stop the rise of the far-right National Front on Monday after its historic first-round lead in regional elections. Boosted by fears over the Islamic State attacks that killed 130 people in Paris on Nov. 13, Marine Le Pen's party...

  • *National Front secures best regional election showing. PARIS, Dec 7- France's mainstream political parties were scrambling for a way to stop the rise of the far-right National Front on Monday after it emerged with an historic first-round lead in regional elections. It also exposed fault lines within both the country's main traditional political groupings...

  • PARIS, Dec 7- France's Socialist Party on Monday said it would pull its candidates out of a third regional poll, that of eastern France, adding to its efforts to create an electoral "barricade" against the far right, the party's chief said on Monday. The far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen made sweeping gains across France in a first round of voting on Sunday,...