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  • BERLIN, July 27- Germany's transport minister announced plans on Thursday for a fund to help cities modernise their transport systems and reduce pollution, but said it was too soon to bury the internal combustion engine. Speaking a day after Britain said it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, Alexander Dobrindt said the fund would provide...

  • BERLIN/ STUTTGART, Germany, July 27- Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche beamed as he posed for cameras in a Mercedes-Benz electric car after meeting politicians to discuss the future of the auto industry in Stuttgart, birthplace of the combustion engine. It's a sign of how Germany has been slow to embrace electric vehicles and associated technology as it...

  • Merkel calling! EC chief Juncker's phone interrupts press conference

    Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, receives an unexpected phone call during a press conference.

  • BERLIN, July 27- German consumer morale hit a 16- year high, data showed on Thursday, the latest piece of positive economic news to boost prospects for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she prepares to seek re-election in September elections. With Germany going to the polls on Sept. 24, the economic picture augurs well for Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in office,...

  • *Britain says long goodbye to internal combustion engine. LONDON, July 26- Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from...

  • *Britain says long goodbye to internal combustion engine. LONDON, July 26- Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to...

  • BERLIN, July 26- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly warned against "demonizing" diesel engines, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday after Britain announced a plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040.. Britain said it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10...

  • BERLIN, July 26- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly warned against "demonising" diesel engines, a German government spokeswoman said on Wednesday after Britain announced a plan to ban combustion-powered cars by 2040.. Britain said it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10...

  • BERLIN, July 26- Germany should soon start phasing out petrol and diesel, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats said as Britain announced it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040.. Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10...

  • *Autos scandal, Turkey pose near-term risks. BERLIN, July 25- German business morale hit a record high in July as "euphoric" manufacturers, shrugging off the impact of a strong euro, anticipated a surge in already robust exports from Europe's biggest economy. The news will make welcome reading for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in office on...

  • BERLIN, July 25- German business confidence unexpectedly rose in July, a survey showed on Tuesday, hitting a third record high in as many months as Europe's largest economy shrugged off a strong euro and morale lifted across industry. The rise will make welcome reading for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in office at a national election on...

  • BERLIN, July 22- A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the euro zone by installing a joint finance minister and creating a common budget, in an interview published on Saturday. Markus Soeder, Bavaria's finance minister and a senior member of the Christian Social Union-...

  • BERLIN— Germany's government is signaling to Turkey that its patience is running out and it can hit back against escalating provocations, but has sought to stop well short of burning its bridges with its NATO ally. More than a year of strains in the countries' relationship came to a head this week with Turkey's jailing of a German human rights activist, Peter...

  • PARIS, July 20- German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz called on Thursday for accelerated reforms to the euro zone, and the basis of a strengthened currency union to be agreed by the time Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.. He said Germany must be ready to do more for Europe, including with contributions to the EU budget. Schulz, the former European...

  • LONDON, July 20- Sitting on $1 trillion in cash and emerging from years of caution, European companies are now showing the strongest year-on-year growth in capital spending plans in the world. As earnings season gets underway in Europe in earnest next week capital expenditures, or capex, plans will be closely scrutinized, particularly for the industrial and...

  • TORONTO, July 20- BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the U.S. federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products. The fear that eavesdroppers are listening in to government communications has risen sharply in recent years, with an...

  • BERLIN, July 18- The economic upswing in Europe is gaining momentum and Germany is ready to deepen euro zone integration as long as risks and liabilities arising from political decisions remain linked, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has told lawmakers. Germany and France now had to work closely together and pull in the same direction to...

  • BERLIN— A group representing German insurers says the rioting that accompanied the Group of 20 summit earlier this month could cost insurance companies up to 12 million euros. Host city Hamburg saw three nights of violence amid anti-globalization protests as leaders of the world's biggest economic powers met July 7-8. The German Insurance Association said...

  • BERLIN, July 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected criticism from her SPD challenger on Sunday that she was neglecting the country's infrastructure, pointing to already increased investment levels and capacity bottlenecks in some parts of the economy. SPD leader Martin Schulz has accused Merkel of making empty promises about Germany's economic...

  • BERLIN, July 16- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday her government had already boosted investment and that a lack of money was not the problem, rejecting criticism from her SPD challenger on Sunday that she was neglecting the country's infrastructure. "We currently cannot spend the money that we have," Merkel told ARD public broadcaster in an...