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Austrian teenager says he built 'test bomb' in Germany - minister

VIENNA An Austrian teenager arrested on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack in Vienna has told investigators he built a "test bomb" in Germany, where another suspect has been arrested, Austria's interior minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Exclusive - Germany nears decision to beef up short-range air defences: sources 1:04pm GMT

BERLIN Germany is nearing a decision to replace its ageing short-range air defence systems and help fill a gap that has caused concern among NATO members after Russia's annexation of Crimea, two sources familiar with the issue said.

German union demands 4.5 percent wage rise for steelworkers 11:50am GMT

DUESSELDORF, Germany German union IG Metall demanded a 4.5 percent wage rise on Tuesday for the coming year for steelworkers in northwest Germany, where the vast majority of the country's industry is concentrated.


Germany's AfD may expel state leader over Holocaust Memorial comment 11:46am GMT

BERLIN The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has not yet decided whether to expel one of its state leaders for criticising Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, the party's co-head said on Tuesday.


Trump's exit from Pacific trade deal opens door for Germany - Gabriel 9:27am GMT

BERLIN Germany would take advantage of any trade opportunities in Asia and South America left by a protectionist United States, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said, after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


German private sector buoyant in January despite slower growth - PMI 8:40am GMT

BERLIN, Jan 24 Growth in Germany's private sector slowed slightly in January, a survey showed on Tuesday, as weaker expansion by companies providing services negated a solid improvement in manufacturing in Europe's biggest economy.


Germany's AfD plans to discipline state leader after disputed speech about Holocaust Memorial 23 Jan 2017

BERLIN The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) will discipline one of its state leaders for criticising Berlin's Holocaust Memorial but will not expel him over the episode, the party's co-leader said on Monday.

Germany, Austria arrest two men suspected of planning Islamist attacks 23 Jan 2017

BERLIN/VIENNA A 21-year-old man arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack has admitted links to a man being held by the Austrian police for the same reason, German investigators said on Monday.


Generali shares up 5 percent on report of Intesa, Allianz interest 23 Jan 2017

MILAN Shares in Assicurazioni Generali rose strongly on Monday following press reports that Intesa Sanpaolo and Germany's Allianz were interested in a possible investment in Italy's biggest insurer.


Germany must ready for turbulent times under Trump - foreign minister 22 Jan 2017

BERLIN Germany must brace itself for turbulent times under U.S. President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday, adding that free trade and trans-Atlantic cooperation to fight extremism and terrorism were key for Berlin.


Iran, Russia, Turkey say will jointly enforce Syria ceasefire

ASTANA Iran, Russia and Turkey will establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire in Syria, prevent any provocations and determine exactly how the ceasefire will work, the three nations said in a joint statement.