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France to host Dec. 9 'Normandy' summit in push for east Ukraine peace

PARIS The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

German parliament approves climate protection law

BERLIN The German lower house of parliament approved on Friday a major climate protection package which aims to ensure Germany will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Asian shares rise, but gains capped by weak sentiment

SHANGHAI Asian equities rose on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched a new record closing high, but investor sentiment remained fragile following weak data from China and Germany, which reinforced concerns about the global economy.

China, Nov 14 2019

Stocks, yields slip as investor sentiment wavers

NEW YORK World stocks edged lower and debt yields fell on Thursday as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the U.S.-China trade war's impact on global growth.

Nov 14 2019

Turkey to deport American Islamic State detainee after Greece slams door

ANKARA Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American suspected Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece, and sent eight people with links to the group to Germany and Britain. | Video

World, Turkey, Greece, Nov 14 2019

Russia approves Fortum plan to increase stake in Uniper

OSLO, MOSCOW Russia approved Finnish utility Fortum's plan to increase its stake in Germany's Uniper , the head of Russia's anti-monopoly service (FAS) and the company both said on Thursday.

Russia, Nov 14 2019

Amazon trims German delivery charges for groceries

BERLIN Amazon.com is lowering the fee it charges customers in Germany for delivering fresh groceries and allowing its Prime subscribers to pay per order instead of committing to monthly membership, the U.S. company said on Thursday.

Nov 14 2019

As swine fever fries China vaccine sales, Boehringer rewrites prescription for recovery

BEIJING Germany's Boehringer Ingelheim, the global No. 2 in animal health, is having to rebuild itself in China after a deadly pig disease decimated sales of unrelated mainstay vaccines, bringing write-offs and leaving it facing a three-year slog to recovery.

Health, China, Nov 14 2019

German automation talent powers Musk's battery move to Europe

FRANKFURT To unclog bottlenecks last year at his Tesla Inc plant in California, Elon Musk flew in six planeloads of new robots and equipment from Germany to speed up battery production for its Model 3.

Tech, Global Energy News Nov 14 2019

Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'

BERLIN Tesla will build its first European factory and design center near Berlin, giving the U.S. electric car pioneer the coveted "Made in Germany" label just as local rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes prepare to launch competing cars.

Tech, Nov 13 2019
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Hong Kong campus protesters fire bows and arrows, set fires

HONG KONG Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday, as police charged and charged again, firing tear gas and blue liquid from water cannon after fiery clashes overnight.