A long-running squabble about future strategy at Safran, including what to do with its troubled cell phone business, has morphed into a full-scale corporate and government row that threatens to turn into a replay of the EADS/Airbus fiasco. The squabble had burst out into the open in recent weeks as factions from engine/aircraft systems maker Snecma and defense electronics/telecom specialist Sagem, which joined two years ago to form Safran, tussled for control of the company. Things came ...

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