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Andrea Shalal

Exclusive: Germany sees 8.86 billion euro cost to operate Tornado jets to 2030

Apr 10 2019

BERLIN The German Defence Ministry estimates it will cost nearly 9 billion euros to keep its aging fleet of 93 Tornado fighter jets flying until 2030, according to a classified document provided to German lawmakers this week.

Unpredictable German export policies threaten arms projects with France: French envoy

Mar 25 2019

BERLIN Germany's unpredictable arms export policies and long wait times for export licenses threaten the future of big Franco-German projects to develop new tanks, combat jets and drones, France's ambassador to Germany said in an essay published late Monday.

Nord Stream 2 upbeat Denmark will approve gas pipeline proposal

Mar 25 2019

BERLIN The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday.

German cabinet approves spending increase without new debt

Mar 20 2019

BERLIN The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft budget for 2020 that calls for a 1.7 percent spending increase and relies on ministries to cut costs to avoid incurring new debt in light of an economic slowdown in Europe's largest economy.

UPDATE 1-German cabinet approves spending increase without new debt

Mar 20 2019

* Berlin spends more on infrastructure, education, defence (Adds comments from finance, defence ministers)

NATO to receive first Northrop surveillance drone, years late

Mar 18 2019

BERLIN NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its own spy drones for the first time, the German government told lawmakers.

Kritik an möglicher Großbanken-Fusion hält an

Mar 18 2019

Frankfurt/Berlin Die scharfe Kritik an einer möglichen Fusion von Deutscher Bank und Commerzbank reißt nicht ab.

World must keep lethal weapons under human control, Germany says

Mar 15 2019

BERLIN Germany's foreign minister on Friday called for urgent efforts to ensure that humans remained in control of lethal weapons, as a step toward banning "killer robots".

Germany asserts independence after U.S. warning on Huawei

Mar 12 2019

BERLIN Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, after Washington said it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China's Huawei was allowed to participate.

Germany not satisfied with readiness of submarines, some aircraft

Mar 11 2019

BERLIN Germany's military remains dissatisfied with the combat readiness of its submarines and certain older aircraft, but a spate of reforms are starting to take hold, the military's top uniformed officer told lawmakers on Monday.

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