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Trump open to talks on U.S.-Swiss free trade deal: Swiss president

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is keen to advance talks with Switzerland on a free trade deal, Swiss President Ueli Maurer told reporters in Washington after the first visit by a Swiss president to the Oval Office.

Boeing, aerospace group urge limits to U.S. tariffs over EU subsidies

15 May 2019

WASHINGTON Senior officials from Boeing Co and a U.S. aerospace trade group on Wednesday urged the U.S. government to narrowly tailor any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illegal aircraft subsidies to avoid harming American manufacturers.

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

29 Apr 2019

BERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract private investment to secure a slice of an emerging space market that could be worth $1 trillion a year by the 2040s. | Video

RPT-ANALYSIS-Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

29 Apr 2019

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Exclusive: Germany sees 8.86 billion euro cost to operate Tornado jets to 2030

10 Apr 2019

BERLIN The German Defence Ministry estimates it will cost nearly 9 billion euros (7.7 billion pounds) to keep its ageing fleet of 93 Tornado fighter jets flying until 2030, according to a classified document provided to German lawmakers this week.

Unpredictable German export policies threaten arms projects with France - French envoy

25 Mar 2019

BERLIN Germany's unpredictable arms export policies and long wait times for export licenses threaten the future of big Franco-German projects to develop new tanks, combat jets and drones, France's ambassador to Germany said in an essay published late Monday.

Nord Stream 2 upbeat Denmark will approve gas pipeline proposal

25 Mar 2019

BERLIN The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Nord Stream 2 upbeat Denmark will approve gas pipeline proposal

25 Mar 2019

BERLIN, March 25 The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company expects to receive approval from Danish authorities for a 180-km stretch of the pipeline under the Baltic Sea in time to finish the pipeline by the end of 2019 as planned, a spokesman said on Monday.

German cabinet approves spending increase without new debt

20 Mar 2019

BERLIN The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft budget for 2020 that calls for a 1.7 percent spending increase and relies on ministries to cut costs to avoid incurring new debt in light of an economic slowdown in Europe's largest economy.

NATO to receive first Northrop surveillance drone, years late

18 Mar 2019

BERLIN NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its own spy drones for the first time, the German government told lawmakers.

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