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    • Travel firms cancel trips to China as virus fears grow

      Travel firms cancel trips to China as virus fears grow

      Tour operators across Europe have started to cancel trips to China and offering customers refunds for bookings to the country as concerns grow about the spread of the new flu-like virus that has killed over 100 people and infected some thousands, news wires reported. Steps to limit travel to China come after Beijing extended the Lunar New Year holiday and many businesses shut or told staff to work from home to curb the infection.

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    • German class action lawsuit against VW starts

      German class action lawsuit against VW starts

      The Braunschweig Higher Regional Court opened on Monday a trial against VW with hearing VW customers who are seeking refunds on the full purchase price of their car. According to the German Justice Ministry, some 446,000 plaintiffs have joined the class action lawsuit, which is jointly organized by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (vzbv) and the country's largest motoring club, ADAC.

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    • Airbus outruns Boeing at the Paris Air Show

      Airbus outruns Boeing at the Paris Air Show

      The bi-annual Paris Air Show opened last Monday with Airbus unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes, while its biggest rival, Boeing, was in retreat as it has to further defend itself over he 737 Max failure, news wires reported. Airbus' new single-aisle aircraft, A321XLR, will have a longer range than other variants of its popular A321neo, and will enter service in 2023.

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    • Airbus to stop producing A380 superjumbo

      Airbus to stop producing A380 superjumbo

      European aviation giant Airbus announced it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 after struggling to sell the world's biggest passenger jet. “Without Emirates, Airbus has no substantial order backlog and no basis to sustain A380 production after 2021,” Guillaume Faure, who is taking over as Airbus CEO from Tom Enders in spring, said.

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    • Egypt opens new international airport in Giza

      Egypt opens new international airport in Giza

      Egypt opened a new international airport on the outskirts of the capital for an initial trial period, in a bid to ease pressure from Cairo’s main airport and help boost tourism. The Sphinx International Airport, located near the Giza Pyramids and the new Grand Egyptian Museum, is expected to operate 30 flights by early February during its trial run.

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    • Spain to ban sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2040

      Spain to ban sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2040

      Spain plans to propose a ban on sales of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2040, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday, joining a string of countries taking aim at polluting vehicles to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is included in a draft document for a law on climate change which Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government hopes to present to parliament by the end of the year.

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    • Hyundai ships 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell cars to France

      Hyundai ships 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell cars to France

      Hyundai Motor is reportedly getting ready to roll-out fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure in France as it is planning on exporting 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to the EU country by 2025. The carmaker also plans to sign initial agreements with local companies to promote hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the company said in a statement.

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