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'Rafale Papers': France opens judicial probe into fighter deal with India, new revelations emerge

International— Investigation

A judicial probe into suspected corruption has been opened in France over the 7.8-billion-euro sale to India in 2016 of 36 Dassault-built Rafale fighter aircraft. In this latest of a series of investigations about the secret dealings behind the contract, Mediapart reveals how Dassault provided a remarkably generous financial gift to its local industrial partner Reliance Group, owned by Anil Ambani, a close friend of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

‘Rafale Papers’: a video summary of a complex story

International— Investigation

Beginning on April 4th, Mediapart has published a series of investigations into the circumstances of the 7.8-billion-euro sale by France to India of 36 Rafale fighter jets, which is clouded by suspicions of corruption on a large scale. In this short video with English subtitles, Yann Philippin explains the key results of Mediapart’s investigations into this most complex story.

Airbus row: Polish official says 'we taught French to use the fork'

International— Link

After furious reaction from France to a last-minute decision by Poland not to buy 50 Airbus-built helicopters, the Polish deputy defence minister slammed Paris for disinviting Poland from an arms fair and claimed his country taught the French how to use cutlery. 

Michel Platini loses appeal and job in Sepp Blatter cash payment case

International— Link

Ex-France football team star and until now European football tsar lost his appeal and is banned from football activity over suspect payment from FIFA chief.

The French investor whose 'magic' contract could make him a billionaire

France— Link

Terms of deal are so favourable that in 15 years Max-Hervé George could be worth more than Aviva France, the firm which has to honour it.

Despite pressure, France won't cancel warship deal with Russia

International— Link

Though US wants France to delay or scrap €1.2 billion contract, French officials say ending contact would harm Paris more than Moscow.

France to probe Vinci corruption allegations over Russia contract

International— Link

French company denies allegations that it bribed officials to win contract for 43km stretch of toll road linking Moscow to St Petersburg.

French unions, employers agree changes to labour laws

France— Link

President Hollande leads chorus of approval over deal that will give more flexibility to employers but also offer more protection to employees.

Struggling French shipyard awarded 1bln-euro cruise liner contract

International— Link

The last remaining major French civil shipyard has won a contract of more than a billion euros to build a liner for a Miami-based cruise company.