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Thales RUAG

Thales acquires RUAG’s simulation and training business

This integration will help accelerate the move towards developing more environmentally efficient and digital training solutions for the military

Emmanuel Macron

Macron beats Le Pen to win second term as French president

The 44-year-old Macron becomes the first incumbent to win a second term since Jacques Chirac two decades ago

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France issues international arrest warrant for Carlos Ghosn

French investigators have travelled to Beirut to question Ghosn over his interactions with the Omani car distributor and his spending on various events

Lebanon’s Central Bank chief charged with money laundering

Riad Salameh is also under investigation in France and Switzerland

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WHO official downplays coronavirus variant found in France

The variant was identified in 12 people in the southern Alps around the same time that omicron was discovered in South Africa last year

UAE agrees to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets during Macron visit

The UAE is also buying 12 Caracal military helicopters from Airbus

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UAE’s Mubadala signs two investment agreements with French entities

The agreements were reached with Bpifrance and the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: UAE, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Egypt

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

In pics: Sheikh Mohammed tours Expo 2020 site, visits country pavilions

Expo 2020 Dubai opened to the public on October 1

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to visit the UK on Thursday

Sheikh Mohamed’s UK trip comes after his visit to France on Wednesday, where he met with President Emmanuel Macron

Sheikh Mohamed to visit France on Wednesday

He will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Nice, Lyon in France

Emirates currently operates 14 weekly flights to/from Paris

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Social space: A roundup of all the GCC social media news in October

Fadi Khater, founder and managing partner of digital marketing agency Netizency, provides an overview of social media trends in the region

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down, unable to form government

Mustapha Adib quit on Saturday after a meeting with President Michel Aoun in Baabda near the capital, Beirut

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Pictures: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar becomes youngest post-war Tour de France winner

It is the first time that the 21-year-old Slovenian has participated in the Tour de France

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Global powers pledge $298m to Lebanon after blast

Outrage over the August 4 explosion is running high in Lebanon, with protesters taking to the streets to demand regime change

Iran missile that downed Ukraine jet fired ‘without permission’

Iran has sent the aircraft’s black boxes to France for analysis after months of delay

Here’s why the global economy is headed for a recession in 2019

A hard landing is likely unless something happens to kickstart global growth, writes Reuters columnist John Kemp