Boeing declares victory in Airbus subsidies dispute

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has won a victory in a long-running dispute with European rival Airbus. The World Trade Organization has reversed on appeal a ruling that Boeing received some state aid to help build its newest aircraft, the 777X. “The WTO has rejected yet another of the baseless claims the European Union has made,” Boeing said in a statement. However, Airbus said ‎”the ‘game’ is far from over” as other complaints over alleged aid are still to be resolved. The two aviation giants have been locked for years in…

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Syria peace talks near collapse as opposition declares pause

Syrian peace talks came close to collapse on Monday, with the mainstream opposition announcing a pause in talks at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, although it agreed to keep its negotiating team in the city. The Western-backed opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said in a letter to rebel fighters that government military advances meant a ceasefire was effectively over and it was calling a postponement in the talks. Rebels, who accuse the government of breaking the ceasefire to try to recapture the northern city of Aleppo, announced an offensive…

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