UPDATE 5-Ford taps Mazda boss to run struggling Europe unit

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(Rewrites lead, adds details from Ford Europe conference call) By Chang-Ran Kim and Madeline Chambers TOKYO/FRANKFURT, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co , the world's second-largest automaker, tapped the head of its Japanese affiliate Mazda Motor Corp to steer its loss-making European arm through a turnaround programme. In a surprise announcement, Mazda said on Wednesday that Lewis Booth, who became president just over a year ago after running Ford's Asia-Pacific and Africa operations, ...

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