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In FIFA history: ‘The Zidane Head Butt of 2006’

Until today, there is no account of what conversation went on between the two

June 17, 2014 2:54
 
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‘70 per cent of residents believe Dubai will win World Expo 2020’

People more likely to invest, open businesses and encourage family and friends to move to the UAE.

November 17, 2013 4:34
 
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Dubai represents ‘openness’ to the world

France’s second-largest city, Lyon, supports Dubai Expo 2020 bid.

November 10, 2013 3:36
 
France accepts Qatari investment

France accepts Qatari millions for troubled suburbs

Business ties between France and Qatar have deepened in the past five years as the euro zone's No. 2 economy has overcome instincts for economic patriotism, welcoming investment in areas from sports to real estate and infrastructure.

September 25, 2012 8:52
 
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Aramco, Total start testing Jubail refinery

Saudi Aramco and France's Total have started testing their new refinery at Jubail, three sources with knowledge of the project said, raising the prospect of full operation of the $14 billion facility ahead of a scheduled start-up in the third quarter of 2013.

September 5, 2012 5:37
 
Qatar buys French luxury hotels

Qatar in French luxury hotel buying spree

Gas-rich Qatar has gone on a spending spree in the past few years in France, investing in several sectors: industry, luxury, media, real estate and sport.

June 24, 2012 9:54
 
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France-UAE talks over Rafale stalled -report

Negotiations between France and the United Arab Emirates over the potential sale of 60 Rafale warplanes to the Gulf nation have "stalled", La Tribune newspaper reported on Tuesday.

May 30, 2012 12:46
 
French BNP Paribas to grow MidEast revenues

French BNP Paribas to grow MidEast revenues

French lender BNP Paribas expects to grow its revenues from the oil-rich Gulf region this year despite a slight impact on its business as a result of the Arab Spring, the bank's Middle East head told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday.

March 14, 2012 1:35
 
French PM knocks halal, kosher as campaign heats up

French PM knocks halal, kosher as campaign heats up

France's prime minister urged Muslims and Jews to consider scrapping their halal and kosher slaughter laws on Monday as President Nicolas Sarkozy and his allies stepped up their efforts to woo far-right voters.

March 6, 2012 11:04
 
Halal slaughter becomes political issue in France

Halal slaughter becomes political issue in France

A TV documentary on slaughterhouses around Paris switching entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France.

February 21, 2012 4:56