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As Deutsche struggles, German lawmakers say no more help for ailing banks

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BERLIN Germany will not help ailing lenders such as Deutsche Bank, senior lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc said on Thursday, as resistance grew to any possibility of staging a rescue.

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Germany's Commerzbank cuts nearly 10,000 jobs, halts dividend 3:52pm BST

FRANKFURT Germany's Commerzbank will cut more than a fifth of its workforce and suspend its dividend as it tackles the challenges of low interest rates, weak profits and the shift to online banking. | Video

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Neo-Nazi murder suspect breaks silence, rejects ideology at trial 3:48pm BST

BERLIN The lone surviving suspect in a neo-Nazi murder trial that has shaken Germany said in her first remarks in court on Thursday that she had disavowed the ideology behind the crime and condemned the killing spree she is accused of being involved in.

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Germany may decide soon on smaller transport planes - defence minister 3:08pm BST

BERLIN Germany's defence minister says a decision may be made soon on acquiring smaller military transport planes to cover a serious gap in capabilities once the Transall transporter leaves service in 2021.

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EU takes Germany to court over planned road toll 1:24pm BST

BRUSSELS The European Commission referred Germany on Thursday to the European Court of Justice over a planned road toll that it says discriminates against foreign drivers.

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Saudi Arabia expects solution for stalled German gun exports 28 Sep 2016

BERLIN Saudi Arabia will work with Germany to resolve a dispute over stalled exports of gun parts by arms maker Heckler & Koch, and the issue will not damage relations, a senior Saudi military official said on Wednesday.

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Germany to scrutinise MBDA proposal for missile defence system 28 Sep 2016

BERLIN Germany's defence ministry on Wednesday said it had received a proposal to secure the contract for a $4.5 billion (£3.47 billion) missile defence system from European arms maker MBDA and hoped to submit it to parliament for approval next spring.

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Paris, Berlin play down Sarkozy plan to reverse Brexit 28 Sep 2016

PARIS/BERLIN France and Germany distanced themselves on Wednesday from a suggestion by French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy that he could reverse Brexit if elected next year by negotiating a new European Union treaty more acceptable to Britain.

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EU finance ministers to hold new talks on global banking rules 28 Sep 2016

BRUSSELS France and Germany have persuaded their EU counterparts to discuss pending global banking rules at their next finance ministers' meeting amid concerns the bloc may refuse to sign on to the new regulations.

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EU executive says emergency border checks still valid though migrant influx has eased 28 Sep 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive said on Wednesday that emergency border checks introduced within Europe's passport-free travel zone by countries including Germany and Sweden to stem a migrant influx were still justified even though arrival numbers have eased.

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New Jersey train crash kills three, injures more than 100 - media, officials

HOBOKEN, N.J. Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train derailed and ploughed through Hoboken station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, U.S. media and a transit official said. | Video