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French presidential candidate appears to be time traveler

French presidential candidate appears to be time traveler

PARIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A French presidential hopeful said he witnessed allied troops landing in Normandy but the event happened 17 years before he was born.

Fillon back in as French prime minister

PARIS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday reappointed Francois Fillon as prime minister, a day after accepting his resignation and that of his government.
French leader: Afghanistan pullout in 2011

French leader: Afghanistan pullout in 2011

PARIS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- French troops stationed in Afghanistan could begin withdrawing from the country as soon as next year, French Defense Minister Herve Morin said Thursday.
French jets on British carriers?

French jets on British carriers?

PARIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- French fighter jets might soon take off from British aircraft carriers as both nations look to boost military cooperation.
France eye Predator drones

France eye Predator drones

PARIS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- France is considering the purchase of unmanned aircraft to tackle growing demands in its combat operations in Afghanistan.

Al-Qaida linked to Niger abductions

BAMAKO, Mali, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- French Defense Minister Herve Morin said he believes seven people taken hostage in northern Niger by a militant group with ties to al-Qaida are alive.

France wants missile firms to link up

MARSEILLE, France, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- France wants to consolidate the missile sections of three companies to boost their market chances, the country's defense minister has said.

No carrier sharing between UK and France

PARIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Britain's defense secretary has said it's "unrealistic" that Britain and France share a naval carrier.
Minister: France must stay in Afghanistan

Minister: France must stay in Afghanistan

PARIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The French army must remain in Afghanistan because "there is no other solution," Defense Minister Herve Morin said Tuesday.

France to postpone Mirage upgrades

PARIS, July 9 (UPI) -- The French government plans to postpone $888 million worth of upgrades to its Mirage 2000D fighter-bombers as part of an effort to cut back spending.

France, UAE finalizing Rafale talks

PARIS, June 18 (UPI) -- France's Defense Minister Herve Morin has said technical talks with the United Arab Emirates were being finalized and that France was expected to cover part of the modernization costs for the gulf state's fleet of Rafale jet fighters.

No Scud evidence in Lebanon, France says

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 18 (UPI) -- French authorities have no evidence to support claims of Scud missiles in the south of Lebanon, the French defense minister said in Beirut.
France buys U.S. missiles, upgrades army

France buys U.S. missiles, upgrades army

PARIS, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- France will purchase 260 Javelin missiles from the United States and has decided to look into a major upgrade of its tank and armored vehicle fleet.

U.S. tanker deal: Paris wants fair chance for Airbus

PARIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The French defense minister urged Washington to give a consortium of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. and Northrop Grumman a fair chance in the bidding for a multibillion-dollar U.S. Air Force contract for refueling tanker planes.

France confident about A400M plan

PARIS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- France has expressed confidence about airplane manufacturer Airbus's troubled A400M military transport project.

France goes on arms sales spree in S. America

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- France is pursuing further arms sales in Latin America after its extensive weapons deal with Brazil and is hoping to persuade Argentina to become its next big customer for military hardware.

Kuwait eyeing Rafale jets

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Kuwait and France have signed a landmark defense agreement to enhance bilateral cooperation.

France boosts arms exports by 15 percent

BRUSSELS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- France boosts arms exports by 15 percent; France still hopes to sell Dassault Rafale jets to foreign customers
LEANDER SCHAERLAECKENS, UPI Correspondent

EU to begin anti-piracy operation

DEAUVILLE, France, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The European Union approved setting up an anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast, with at least eight countries agreeing to participate, officials said.
French minister breaks ranks on spy system

French minister breaks ranks on spy system

PARIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- French Defense Minister Herve Morin says he questions the purpose of President Nicolas Sarkozy's new internal intelligence computer system dubbed "Edvige."

Analysis: European Defense Contracts

BRUSSELS, April 21 (UPI) -- France eyes arms export increase; France buys integrated infantry soldier equipment suites from Sagem; EADS to expand in U.S.
LEANDER SCHAERLAECKENS, UPI Correspondent

What price NATO?

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy sincere about re-joining NATO, or is this another European ploy to ease the Americans out?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

France aids Canadian troops in Afghanistan

PARIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- France relieved NATO tensions by agreeing to send troops to aid Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, a report said.

France responds to Canadian NATO plea

TORONTO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- France has responded to Canada's plea for more NATO combat troops in Afghanistan at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Lithuania, Canadian media reported.
Gates: Troop drawdowns based on much input

Gates: Troop drawdowns based on much input

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he hasn't discussed with the top military commander in Iraq any plans for a "pause" in troop reductions.
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