UPDATE 5-Franco-German split overshadows Airbus job cuts

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(Adds German govt spokesman, Lagardere, analysts) By Marcel Michelson and Tim Hepher PARIS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Airbus faced growing paralysis on Tuesday over plans to axe thousands of jobs as French and German politicians quarrelled over the cuts and Berlin dampened hopes of a quick solution at a bilateral summit this week. French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said he had talked with Chancellor Angela Merkel about the problems at Airbus and endorsed press reports it wants to cut ...

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