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Latest update : 2010-03-12

Plane clash: EADS pulls out of bidding war with Boeing

The United States has been accused of protectionism after EADS pulled out of the bidding for a $35bn contract to build air tankers for the US Air Force. EADS and its partner Northrop Grumman had already won the tender in February 2008, but that was cancelled after an appeal by American rival Boeing. EADS says the Air Force's requirements are now unfairly geared towards Boeing's aircraft. Their withdrawal leaves Boeing as the only competitor left in the running.

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2015-03-06 Russia

Russia after Nemtsov: A dying opposition

One week ago Boris Nemtsov was assassinated, shot four times in the back just outside the Kremlin. The murder of the opposition figure has devastated not just those close to him,...

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2015-03-05 Mexico

Mexico: Hundreds of thousands forced to flee drug cartels

Mexico's ongoing drug war is notorious for its tens of thousands of murders and disappearances. But there are many other victims we hear little about, those who are forced from...

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2015-03-04 France

French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

Since three French Islamists killed 17 people in Paris in January, there's been a sharp spike in Islamophobic incidents across the country. In the southern French city of Toulon,...

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2015-03-03 Denmark

Denmark: How to stop the radicalisation of young people?

Just two years ago, it was ranked as the happiest country in the world by the United Nations. But since the Copenhagen shootings two weeks ago, Denmark has lost some of its...

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2015-03-02 China

China: New reform set to benefit migrants

A massive reform in China is designed to help thousands of people who until now have been stuck in a logistical nightmare. At the moment, people are issued with a "Hukou", a...

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