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Egypt shop 30 French Dassault Rafale planes for $4.8 billion

France said on Tuesday it will begin delivering 30 Dassault warplanes to Egypt from 2024 in a deal valued at $4.8 billion, as it strengthens ties with a partner it considers vital in fighting Islamist militants. In December, President Emmanuel Macron drew criticism from rights groupswhen he said he would not make the sale of […]

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French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

French billionaire and politician, Olivier Dassault died in a helicopter crash in north-western France on Sunday. Dassault, 69 and a father-of-three, died when his helicopter crashed near the upmarket coastal resort of Deauville in northwest France, AFP reported. Police sources close to the inquiry indicate that the pilot of the AS350 Écureuil helicopter was also […]