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EADS military contract exit prompts EU fears


Brussels says it is concerned that the terms of an American military contract may have unfairly favoured the US.

European defence giant EADS has abandoned a bid to supply the US with refuelling tankers - saying the terms gave the advantage to its US rival, Boeing.

The row could damage trade relations between Europe and the US.

Our Europe business reporter Nigel Cassidy reports.

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