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SMA Solar cuts 2016 guidance on price pressure


FRANKFURT SMA Solar Technology, Germany's top solar power equipment maker, cut its sales and earnings guidance for the year on Monday, citing rising price pressure since the middle of the year and delays to major solar projects.

GE CFO sees alternatives to SLM 3D printing purchase

NEW YORK General Electric Co can build its 3D printing capability without buying Germany's SLM Solutions and does not need to increase its takeover offer in light of opposition from a major shareholder, GE Chief Financial Officer Jeff Bornstein said on Friday.

Oct 21 2016

German AfD leader: Trump offers change that may ease U.S.-Russian tensions

BERLIN Germany's anti-immigrant party chief said on Thursday U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offers the prospect of change in U.S.-Russian relations which could help reduce conflict in Ukraine to Berlin's advantage.

World, Russia, Oct 20 2016

German minister: EU has no case to take action over car emissions

BRUSSELS Germany's transport minister said on Thursday that the European Union has no legal case against it over its policing of car emissions rules, ramping up a blame game between Brussels and EU nations after the Volkswagen scandal .

Environment, Oct 20 2016

Germany tries teenage girl accused of stabbing policeman on Islamic State orders

CELLE, Germany A teenage German-Moroccan girl went on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of stabbing a policeman on the orders of Islamic State (IS) militants, and her lawyer argued that she lacked the capacity to know she was doing wrong.

World, Oct 20 2016

Four-way talks move ahead on Ukraine, scant progress on Syria

BERLIN Germany and France pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria and halt the "criminal" bombardment of civilians, but said four-way talks aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine made some progress.

World, Russia, France, Syria Oct 19 2016

EU court quashes German prescription drug price floor

BERLIN/DUESSELDORF Europe's highest court has ruled Germany's floor on retail prescription drug prices violates free trade in the single market, potentially opening the door to competition from foreign mail-order outlets.

Health, Drug Pricing Oct 19 2016

Germany, Russia skeptical of breakthrough at four-way Ukraine talks

BERLIN Germany and Russia played down prospects of four-way talks on Wednesday achieving a breakthrough in the stalled Ukraine peace process at the first such meeting in just over a year.

World, Russia, Oct 19 2016

Exclusive: Proposed German missile defense system cost far above estimates - sources

BERLIN A proposal by European missiles maker MBDA to develop and build a new air defense system for Germany came in billions of euros higher than the previous estimate of 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), according to multiple sources familiar with the proposal.

World, Oct 17 2016

German defense minister says Berlin is ready to expand military role

BERLIN German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that Germany was ready to play a larger military role than in the past in the service of closer European defense cooperation.

World, Oct 17 2016

Philippines Duterte tells U.S. to forget about defense deal 'if I stay longer'

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the United States on Tuesday, saying he did not start a fight with Washington and it could forget about a military agreement between both countries if he were to be in power longer.