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'You belong here' Germany tells Turks as row with Ankara rages


BERLIN Germany sought on Saturday to reassure the country's three million people of Turkish descent it would stand by them as a row with Ankara escalates, saying they were not the target of changes to government policy on Turkey.

Crimean scandal prompts Siemens to retreat from Russian energy

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW Germany's Siemens tried to distance itself from a Crimean sanctions scandal on Friday, halting deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers and reviewing supply deals. | Video

Siemens, Bombardier near deal on transportation tie-up, sources say

FRANKFURT/MONTREAL Canada's Bombardier and Germany's Siemens are in the final stages of talks to combine their rail operations, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a deal that would give the two added heft to compete against Chinese rail giant CRRC .

Gabon opposition leader urges U.N. resolution over contested election

BERLIN Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping on Friday urged Germany and other countries to consider submitting a United Nations resolution about last year's contested election in the African country, vowing to continue organizing demonstrations at home.

World, United Nations, Africa Jul 21 2017

Berlin reviews Turkish arms requests as crisis deepens

ANKARA/BERLIN Germany said on Friday it was reviewing applications for arms projects from Turkey, accusing its NATO ally of ramping up covert operations as an attempt by a Turkish minister to calm a deepening bilateral crisis fell flat. | Video

World, Turkey, Jul 21 2017

German carmakers may have colluded on diesel systems: Spiegel

FRANKFURT Germany's carmakers VW , BMW, Audi, Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment systems using industry committees, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

Environment, Jul 21 2017

Turkey minister says German investments fully guaranteed, denies targeting firms

ANKARA Turkey's economy minister sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, saying that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Ankara government and its laws.

World, Turkey Jul 21 2017

U.S. general urges more German spending to ease military transit

BERLIN Citing lessons learned from recent big military exercises, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe urged Germany to spend more on transportation and missile defense to help it meet its NATO target of 2 percent of economic output.

World, Jul 21 2017

Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

BERLIN Germany told its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there, in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of rights activists. | Video

World, Turkey Jul 20 2017

Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen , sources involved in the process told Reuters.

Italy Jul 20 2017

Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.