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German parliament approves procurement of new heavy-lift helicopter

09 Nov 2018

BERLIN The German parliament on Friday approved a big spending boost of 5.7 billion euros (£4.9 billion) for major weapons programmes in coming years, including plans to buy a new U.S.-built heavy-lift helicopter that had run into trouble.

German conservatives pitch for women's vote in Merkel succession

09 Nov 2018

BERLIN The two frontrunners to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as Christian Democrat (CDU) leader pitched for the support of women in the party on Friday after polling showed that views of Germany's first female chancellor differed markedly by gender.

Still a 'lot of work to do' for VW after diesel scandal - U.S. compliance auditor

08 Nov 2018

BERLIN Volkswagen and an independent monitoring team still have "a lot of work to do" before the company's compliance procedures can be certified after a $27 billion global emissions cheating scandal, Larry Thompson, an independent compliance auditor, said on Thursday.

Self-driving car industry needs standards and security: executives

07 Nov 2018

BERLIN Automakers need standards for key equipment, a wide-reaching 5G broadband network and strong partnerships to make self-driving cars and electric vehicles a success, top European car industry executives said on Wednesday.

Military gets a boost in revised German spending plan

05 Nov 2018

BERLIN The German military has received a hefty boost in a revised budget plan from 2020 after Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen refused to sign off the previous draft.

U.S. approves key step toward German missile defence deal

02 Nov 2018

BERLIN The U.S. government has approved integration of the U.S. Patriot PAC-3 MSE missile into a next-generation German missile defence system, a spokesman said on Friday, a key step toward completion of a long-delayed multibillion-dollar arms sale.

To the Moon and beyond - Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA's Orion spacecraft

02 Nov 2018

BERLIN Europe's Airbus on Friday delivered the "powerhouse" for NASA's new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years, hitting a key milestone that should lead to hundreds of millions of euros in future orders.

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA's Orion spacecraft

02 Nov 2018

BERLIN, Nov 2 Europe's Airbus said on Friday it had delivered the "powerhouse" for NASA's new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years, hitting a key milestone that should lead to hundreds of millions of euros in future orders.

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