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Latest update : 2012-02-29

India's Rafale: 'The mother of all deals'

On January 31st, the Indian authorities revealed Dassault Aviation would be the sole preferred bidder for the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets- a mammoth deal which could total 11 billion euros. How has India reacted to the announcement and what sort of impact will the deal have? Is the Rafale an expensive mistake or a potential game-changer for the country’s nascent aerospace industry? Our correspondent Vikram Singh went to the southern city of Bangalore to find out.

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2015-03-31 Oman

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In the past months, Iran has been negotiating its way back into the international community, hoping to secure a potential easing of the West's economic embargo. Meanwhile...

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2015-03-30 UK

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In the UK, government ministers have written to British mosques thanking them for their response to the attacks in Paris. But they have also called on Muslim leaders to do more...

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2015-03-27 Portugal

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2015-03-26 France

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France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

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