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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China urges India not to ‘complicate’ border dispute as Tibetan figure visits

China called on India on Monday not to do anything to complicate their border dispute after a senior exiled Tibetan religious leader visited a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China. The Karmapa Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s third-most-senior figure who fled into exile in India in 2000, last week went to Tawang in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, in the remote eastern Himalayas. China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet. Its historic town Tawang, a key site for Tibetan Buddhism, was briefly…

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