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Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM, including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday.

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North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle 4:52am BST

WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.

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After huge jet orders, budget airlines eye rich seam of aircraft leasing 21 Oct 2014

SINGAPORE/PARIS - From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, low-cost airlines have ordered record numbers of planes in recent years, redefining the jet industry. Now they plan to lease out scores of their new planes, re-ordering the aviation business all over again.

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North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday.

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Airbus offers long-range version of A321neo, targets Boeing 757 21 Oct 2014

- Airbus Group NV said on Tuesday that it has begun offering airlines a long-range version of its A321neo jetliner, aimed at replacing Boeing Co's 757 jetliner, a long-range single-aisle jet that is no longer in production.

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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plough 21 Oct 2014

MOSCOW/PARIS, Oct 21 - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total TOTF.PA, was killed when his private jet hit a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. | Video

Mentally ill Briton extradited to U.S. over alleged plan for militant camp 21 Oct 2014

LONDON - Britain has extradited to the United States a mentally ill man alleged to be a lieutenant of Abu Hamza, a London imam convicted of terrorism charges in New York in May, police said on Tuesday.

East Ukrainians guard against mortar bombs and coming autumn chill 21 Oct 2014

SPARTAK Ukraine - Waiting for a lull in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels, Nikolai Batyshchev ventures out with his chainsaw and wheelbarrow to collect firewood to fend off the damp autumn chill.

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Lufthansa pilots threaten more strikes as long haul hit 21 Oct 2014

FRANKFURT/BERLIN - Lufthansa pilots threatened to call further strikes this week after the latest stoppage in a dispute over retirement benefits grounded two-thirds of its flights on Tuesday.

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Air France KLM, Delta, Alitalia offer concessions to settle EU probe 21 Oct 2014

BRUSSELS - Skyteam alliance partners Air France KLM , Delta Air Lines and Alitalia have offered to give up slots at three airports and made other concessions to try to settle an EU antitrust investigation, the European Commission said on Tuesday.