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Germany weighing new government jet after Buenos Aires debacle


BERLIN It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving late, on a scheduled flight, to a crucial summit of world leaders because the government jet had broken down.

Germany's Altmaier sees no disorderly Brexit, hopeful on U.S. trade ties

BERLIN Germany's economy minister does not expect a disorderly Brexit and believes the danger of a major trade conflict between the European Union and the United States is not yet over but has also not grown, he told Reuters on Friday.

World, Dec 14 2018

Deutsche Telekom reviews Huawei ties; Orange says no on 5G

FRANKFURT/PARIS Huawei [HWT.UL] faces fresh challenges in Europe after Germany's Deutsche Telekom announced it would review its vendor strategy and Orange said it would not hire the Chinese firm to build its next-generation network in France.

Tech, Dec 14 2018

Top Democratic lawmakers seek probe into Deutsche Bank controls

WASHINGTON Two top Democratic U.S. senators called on Thursday for the Senate to open an investigation into Germany's Deutsche Bank over its compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering and bank secrecy laws.

Green power on track to overtake coal in Germany by year end

FRANKFURT Green energy is on track to overtake coal as Germany's main power source this year, with renewables set to cover a record 38 percent of the country's electricity consumption, two percent up from 2017, two energy industry groups said on Thursday.

Top German court rules Uber limousine service illegal

KARLSRUHE, Germany Germany's highest court ruled on Thursday that a defunct limousine service offered by Uber [UBER.UL] was illegal, in a setback for the U.S. ride-hailing company that has struggled to comply with the law in Europe's largest economy.

Dec 13 2018

EU opens $22 billion Vodafone, Liberty Global deal inquiry

BRUSSELS Vodafone's purchase of Liberty Global's assets in Germany and east Europe may damage competition in Germany and the Czech Republic, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday, as they opened a full-scale probe into the $21.8 billion deal.

Dec 11 2018

Putin's Stasi identity card discovered in German archives

BERLIN The identity card, issued more than three decades ago by East Germany's Stasi secret police, would be of little interest were it not for the name of the man staring out: Vladimir Putin.

World, Dec 11 2018

Germany's new CDU chief to review liberal Merkel migration policies

BERLIN The new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) outlined plans on Sunday to change the party's migrant policies before next year's European election, signaling that she could break with her mentor Angela Merkel's liberal approach.

World, Dec 09 2018

Thyssenkrupp, Tata Steel near decision on steel joint venture board: sources

DUESSELDORF/LONDON Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel are close to deciding who will lead their planned European steel joint venture, four people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Dec 08 2018

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

SYDNEY Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. | Video