UPDATE 1-British Airways owner ups profit forecast after Q3 profit jump

* Q3 profit up 30 pct to 900 mln euros vs 879 mln forecast

China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles

BEIJING - China called on Japan on Thursday to stop scrambling its jets against Chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was source of flying safety concerns.

World, Japan, 30 Oct 2014

NATO jets track "unusual" Russian bomber sorties

BRUSSELS - NATO aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.

World, 30 Oct 2014

UPDATE 1-NATO jets track "unusual" Russian bomber sorties

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 - NATO aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.

30 Oct 2014

British jets intercept Latvian plane over southern England

LONDON - Two British Royal Air Force Typhoon jets were scrambled on Wednesday to intercept a Latvian cargo aircraft over southern England and escort it in to land at Stansted airport, but no security threat was found, officials said.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Exclusive - Russia calls U.N. agency's conflict zone risk proposals 'superficial'

MONTREAL/TORONTO - Russia, which the United States has accused of backing Ukrainian rebels who shot down a Malaysian airliner in July, called new proposals from theĀ United Nations aviation body on mitigating risks over conflict zones rushed and "superficial", according to a document obtained by Reuters.

World, 30 Oct 2014

RPT-U.S. airlines point to additional problems of any Ebola travel ban

(Repeats Oct. 28 story with no changes to headline or text)

Regulatory News, 29 Oct 2014

Etihad, Alitalia offer concessions in bid for EU approval for stake deal

BRUSSELS - Etihad Airways and struggling Italian carrier Alitalia have offered concessions in a bid to win European Union antitrust approval for the Abu Dhabi airline's plan to acquire 49 percent of Alitalia.

29 Oct 2014

German stocks - Factors to watch on October 29

FRANKFURT, Oct 29 - The DAX top-30 index looked set to open 0.4 percent higher on Wednesday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0720 GMT. The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks:

29 Oct 2014

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 29

PARIS, Oct 29 - Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks.

29 Oct 2014