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Factbox: Made in China 2025: Beijing's big ambitions from robots to chips

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SHANGHAI China is looking to catch up with rivals like the United States and Germany in high-end technology, making a major push with a "Made in China 2025" strategy that identifies 10 key sectors, including robotics, aerospace and clean-energy cars.

Facebook's damage limitation drive hits trouble in Germany

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Facebook's attempt to limit fallout from a massive data breach hit trouble in Germany on Friday as a privacy watchdog opened a case against the social network and politicians accused its bosses of evasion.

U.S. companies upbeat about business in Germany: survey

BERLIN Some 82 percent of U.S. companies operating in Germany expect revenues to increase this year, a survey showed on Friday, despite a brewing trade conflict over the U.S. decision to impose tariffs steel and aluminum imports.

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Peugeot boss faces toughest adversary yet in IG Metall

PARIS/FRANKFURT PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares, whose career has seen him thrash out margin-boosting labor deals for two carmakers in several countries, is now taking on Germany's IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.

Apr 19 2018

U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on 'fixing' Iran nuclear deal

GENEVA The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington's disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.

World, France, Apr 19 2018

Austria could launch controls at German border: far-right minister

VIENNA Austria could start checking traffic to Germany as part of stepped-up border controls in the second half of this year when it holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, its far-right interior minister said.

World, Apr 19 2018

Amazon launches new app feature targeting international shoppers

Amazon.com Inc announced a new feature within its Amazon shopping app to cater to international customers shopping for U.S. goods, targeting Brazil, China, Germany and Spanish-speaking markets.

Tech, China, Brazil, Spain Apr 18 2018

Drone incidents rise less than expected in Germany in 2017

FRANKFURT Incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft rose last year in Germany though less than expected given the popularity of the devices, air traffic authorities said on Wednesday.

World, Apr 18 2018

EU edges closer to new Iran sanctions ahead of Trump deadline, envoys say

BRUSSELS/PARIS European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading U.S. President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say.

World, France, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon Apr 18 2018

Western Balkans need EU path to prevent new wars: Juncker

STRASBOURG The European Union needs to accept new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the risk of a new war there, the EU's chief executive said on Tuesday, setting up a possible clash with France and Germany which have resisted further enlargement.

World, France, Apr 17 2018
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Myanmar police 'set up' Reuters reporters in sting-police witness

YANGON A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to "trap" a Reuters reporter arrested in December, telling them to meet the journalist at a restaurant and give him "secret documents", prosecution witness Police Captain Moe Yan Naing told a court on Friday.