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Lufthansa, easyJet among seven bidders for ailing Alitalia

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MILAN/BERLIN Germany's Lufthansa and British budget airline easyJet are two of seven companies that have bid for Alitalia on Monday but the process to rescue Italy's ailing flag carrier is likely to drag out until late next year.

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German ambassador warns that internet controls could harm companies, isolate China 16 Oct 2017

BEIJING China's internet restrictions have struck a "new blow" against foreign companies working there, Germany's ambassador said on Monday, warning that such moves could undermine Beijing's political and commercial ties with the world.

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German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays 16 Oct 2017

BERLIN German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

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Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom 16 Oct 2017

BERLIN/HANOVER Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump's move on Iran nuclear deal 15 Oct 2017

BERLIN If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday.

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German minister upsets fellow conservatives over Muslim holidays 14 Oct 2017

BERLIN German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has upset fellow members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc by proposing that Germany introduce Muslim public holidays.

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France, Britain, Germany warn U.S. over moves on Iran after Trump decertifies deal 13 Oct 2017

PARIS The leaders of France, Britain and Germany warned the United States against taking decisions that could harm the Iran nuclear deal such as re-imposing sanctions after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision not to certify the agreement.

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RWE likely to target Uniper assets after Fortum takeover-sources 13 Oct 2017

FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF Germany's RWE is likely to buy Uniper assets that Fortum sells after the Finnish firm's planned 8.05 billion euro (7.18 billion pounds)takeover rather than launch a counterbid, investors and M&A sources said.

Global stock party shows no signs of simmering down - BAML 13 Oct 2017

LONDON Investors piled in to stocks in a week which saw U.S. benchmarks scale new peaks while Germany's DAX and the FTSE also hit fresh highs as a historic bull run showed no signs of slowing, strategists at Bank of America Merrill-Lynch said on Friday.

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Germany's economic upswing to lose some momentum in second year-half - ministry 13 Oct 2017

BERLIN Germany's economic upswing has broadened and is set to continue in the second half of the year, but it is likely to lose some momentum after its strong performance in the first six months, the Economy Ministry said on Friday.

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.