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With key role at stake, Airbus urges UK to stay competitive

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PARIS Airbus urged Britain on Friday to remain competitive for industrial investments after it voted to leave the European Union, as aerospace experts warned it could no longer take for granted a strategic position inside the European planemaker.

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FTSE closes down 3.2 percent, banks and housebuilders slump

LONDON Britain's top shares index fell on Friday, led lower by banks and homebuilders, but staged a sharp recovery from its initial slump caused by the country's decision to leave the European Union. | Video

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From drinks to drugs to cars: Global business hit by EU vote

LONDON Chief executives from Tokyo to Denver prepared for long-term disruption, job cuts and lower profits on Friday after Britain's vote to leave the European Union raised widespread fears over economic growth and sent share prices spinning.

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Good Morning America - Britain just voted out of the EU ... What's that mean for America?

NEW YORK Britons have voted to leave the European Union, an outcome that has shocked global financial markets, sending stocks plunging and sovereign bonds and the U.S. dollar sharply higher.

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Black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight will go to France for repair

CAIRO Egyptian investigators said on Thursday they would take the memory chips from the black boxes of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 to France next week for repairs.

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Boeing's deal with Iran to include broad range of jets

PARIS/ANKARA A provisional deal calling for Boeing to supply a total of 109 aircraft to Iran includes small and large jetliners worth $20.37 billion (£13.7 billion) at list prices, both sold directly and leased, two people with knowledge of the deal, including a senior Iranian official, said on Thursday,

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U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's most recent ballistic missile launches as a grave violation of an international ban and called on the 193 U.N. member states to enforce toughened sanctions on the Asian state.

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Japan probes suspected North Korean rocket nose cone amid growing missile concerns

TOKYO Japan on Thursday began to examine the suspected nose cone of a North Korean rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive state's ballistic missile programme a day after it test-launched two more missiles. | Video

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Court orders Germany to decide on gun exports to Saudi Arabia

FRANKFURT A German court on Thursday ordered the government to decide whether to allow gunmaker Heckler & Koch to export parts to Saudi Arabia, handing a partial victory to the arms manufacturer.

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Germany embraces glitzy offices to shake up corporate culture

MUNICH/HERZOGENAURACH, Germany Major German companies are investing in ambitious new buildings designed to attract top staff and encourage innovation, seeking to create a more dynamic corporate culture and keep pace with U.S. rivals despite investor concerns about the cost.

Leasing company AWAS revealed as buyer of 15 Airbus jets

PARIS Irish leasing company AWAS has been disclosed as the purchaser of 15 current-generation A320-family jets from Airbus .

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SolarCity recuses two more board members from voting on Tesla offer

Two additional SolarCity Corp board members with ties to Elon Musk are recusing themselves from making decisions regarding Tesla Motors Inc's offer to buy the solar power company, in a bid to alleviate corporate governance concerns surrounding a potential deal.