Getting in Bed Together; Airbus Faces U.K. Probe: Sunday Wrap

  • Iran executes nuclear scientist reportedly paid by CIA
  • Bitcoin exchange issuing tokens to make up losses from hack

Here are highlights of Sunday’s top breaking stories from around the world:

Airbus Group disclosed a criminal investigation by the U.K. Serious Fraud office tied to allegations of bribery by third-party consultants that aid in commercial sales. The French planemaker flagged to U.K. regulators and the European Export Credit Agencies earlier this year “misstatements and omissions” involving the outside contractors in some export financing applications.

South African discount retailer Steinhoff International is buying Mattress Firm Holding -- its first U.S. acquisition -- for $2.4 billion to become the world’s biggest seller of bedding.

Iran hanged a nuclear scientist it accused of being a U.S. spy -- which was essentially true according to previous reporting by the Washington Post.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will counter Republican nominee Donald Trump’s much-anticipated speech Monday on the economy with one of her own on Thursday.

Comic-character fans sloughed off savage reviews to make “Suicide Squad” the biggest-opening movie ever in the month of August in the U.S. and Canada.

China’s foreign-exchange reserves were essentially unchanged in July -- at exactly the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The weaker dollar is helping ease pressure on the yuan -- and on the central bank to shore it up by selling dollars.

Bitfinex, the biggest exchange for dollar-denominated bitcoin transactions, said all users will lose 36 percent of their deposits after a massive hack of its systems stole bitcoins valued at $71 million. Users will get tokens they can exchange for shares in the company.

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