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British PM May asks Trump to help over Boeing's Bombardier challenge

Reuters  |  LONDON 

By Elizabeth Piper and Guy FaulconbridgeLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked President Donald Trump to intervene in a dispute between Boeing Co and Canadian rival Bombardier to help secure thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland.British ministers have also approached Boeing directly in an attempt to get the world's largest aerospace company to drop its challenge against Bombardier, which could endanger a factory that employs 4,500 people in the British province.Bombardier is Northern Ireland's largest manufacturing employer and May's Conservatives are dependent on ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 00:42 IST