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GE CFO sees alternatives to SLM 3D printing purchase

NEW YORK General Electric Co can build its 3D printing capability without buying Germany's SLM Solutions and does not need to increase its takeover offer in light of opposition from a major shareholder, GE Chief Financial Officer Jeff Bornstein said on Friday.

German AfD leader: Trump offers change that may ease US-Russian tensions 20 Oct 2016

BERLIN Germany's anti-immigrant party chief said on Thursday U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offers the prospect of change in U.S.-Russian relations which could help reduce conflict in Ukraine to Berlin's advantage.


China's Geely shows global ambitions, launching new compact SUV in Germany 20 Oct 2016

BERLIN Chinese automaker Geely, the owner of Volvo cars, showed off the first model of its new Lynk & Co brand in Germany on Thursday, a compact SUV aimed at taking on the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, as well as ride-hailing service Uber, across the world.

Germany tries teenage girl accused of stabbing policeman on IS orders 20 Oct 2016

CELLE, Germany A teenage German-Moroccan girl went on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of stabbing a policeman on the orders of Islamic State (IS) militants, and her lawyer argued that she lacked the capacity to know she was doing wrong.

German pharma, transport sectors to feel most Brexit pain - study 20 Oct 2016

BERLIN Germany's pharmaceutical and transport industries - including the aerospace and rail construction businesses - are likely to suffer most from Britain leaving the European Union, a study showed on Thursday.


Four-way talks move ahead on Ukraine, scant progress on Syria 20 Oct 2016

BERLIN Germany and France pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria and halt the "criminal" bombardment of civilians, but said four-way talks aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine made some progress.

Collecting transaction tax in Germany could cost 8 million euros - study 19 Oct 2016

LONDON Collecting a long-awaited EU tax on financial transactions could cost up to 8 million euros (£7.15 million) in Germany alone, a European Union document showed on Wednesday.


German defence minister says Berlin is ready to expand military role 17 Oct 2016

BERLIN German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that Germany was ready to play a larger military role than in the past in the service of closer European defence cooperation.


Exclusive: Proposed German missile defence system cost far above estimates - sources 17 Oct 2016

BERLIN A proposal by European missiles maker MBDA to develop and build a new air defence system for Germany came in billions of euros higher than the previous estimate of 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), according to multiple sources familiar with the proposal.


German car industry warns UK that 'hard Brexit' could trigger shift south 17 Oct 2016

BERLIN Parts of Britain's car industry could move to southeast Europe if it loses access to the EU's single market in its divorce negotiations, the president of Germany's VDA auto industry association said.


Iraqi Kurds claim capture of town in advance on Mosul

ERBIL Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. | Video