France launches first air strike against IS in Iraq: Francois Hollande
France launches first air strike against IS in Iraq: Francois Hollande

France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country.

French arms exports to be worth over $10 bn in 2009

French arms exports will be worth EUR 7 billion (about USD 10 billion) in 2009, making it the fourth biggest weapons exporter worldwide, media reports said.