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Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

MONTREAL/PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus SE agreed on Monday to buy a majority stake in Bombardier Inc’s CSeries jetliner program, grabbing control of a struggling competitor at the second attempt and giving the Canadian plane-and-train-maker an unexpected boost in its costly trade dispute with Boeing Co.

The deal, which would come at no cost for Toulouse, France-based Airbus, would give the European planemaker a 50.01 percent interest in CSeries Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP), which manufactures and sells the jets, the companies said.


10 best islands for a Malaysia holiday

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Simon Ostheimer, CNN

(CNN) — From the cosmopolitan charm of Penang to the hippie getaway of the Perhentians, a diverse array of islands offer a huge variety of Malaysia holiday options.
Here, in no particular order, we present our Top 10 best islands in Malaysia.


Spain Catalan crisis: Puigdemont seeks independence talks

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has said his people voted for independence from Spain – but that he wants a negotiated solution with Madrid.

He asked the regional parliament in Barcelona to suspend the effect of the vote so talks could begin – rather than breaking away immediately.

A vote on 1 October resulted in almost 90% of voters backing independence, Catalan officials say.