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Caroline Copley

Lufthansa plans compulsory lay-offs as forecasts travel slump to 2024

Aug 06 2020

BERLIN Lufthansa put German workers on notice of compulsory lay-offs on Thursday, saying tumbling air travel and slow progress in union negotiations meant cuts were unavoidable after it lost 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in a single quarter. | Video

Germany's IDT warns against equipment price hike in scramble for COVID-19 vaccine

Jul 28 2020

BERLIN/FRANKFURT A scramble to produce COVID-19 vaccines is pushing up prices for some bottling equipment and other raw materials, adding to industry concerns about limited output, a German vaccine maker told Reuters.

Life's a beach, but some European countries have new COVID-19 fears

Jul 24 2020

BERLIN/OSLO With the summer vacation season in full swing Germany, France and Norway are taking measures to try to stop people returning from holidays abroad from spreading the coronavirus.

BioNTech plans share sale with Pfizer logging large order

Jul 21 2020

BERLIN/FRANKFURT German biotech company BioNTech said on Tuesday it plans to raise cash in a share sale that will see its coronavirus vaccine partner Pfizer Inc become a shareholder.

German abattoir scandal puts cooling systems under COVID spotlight

Jul 20 2020

(This July 17 story corrects to show company name in 15th paragraph is Howatherm not Howarth)

New transplant research aims to salvage infected donated organs

Oct 12 2019

Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. | Video

Will Europe's clampdown on faulty medical devices hurt patients?

Jun 06 2019

BERLIN When a Californian company founded by a U.S. veteran wounded in Afghanistan sought to register a new medical device this year, it turned to Europe before the United States. The European approvals system had long been quicker, the company said, but the introduction of new rules is changing all that.

IBM, Cera Care to test self-driving car tech in elder homes

May 22 2019

BERLIN IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars "see", can enable elderly people to stay in their homes for longer - without compromising privacy.

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