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  • BERLIN, March 25- 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. It was unacceptable that Germany could veto exports of weapons systems by other countries...

  • BERLIN, March 25- 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. It was unacceptable that Germany could veto exports of weapons systems by other countries...

  • *Macron wants more coordinated EU approach to China. *Demonstrations in Paris over human rights in China. PARIS, March 25- France and China signed deals worth billions of euros on Monday, including a huge Airbus plane order, during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, despite Paris pushing back against Beijing's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

  • President Donald Trump spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss a range of issues including trade and NATO funding, the White House and a senior administration official said. A White House statement said the conversation covered issues including trade, the Brexit debate in Britain, and upcoming meetings.

  • BRUSSELS, March 21- British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to reassure European Union leaders on Thursday that she can secure a deal at home next week on an orderly Brexit, diplomats said, prompting frantic talks on how to ease Britain out without a deal. With just a week left until Britain is due to quit the bloc, leaders scrapped planned talks on Chinese trade...

  • *If no change, Britain to leave EU at 2300 GMT on March 29. BRUSSELS, March 21- European Union leaders wrangled on Thursday over what kind of Brexit delay to offer Britain as their hopes faded that Prime Minister Theresa May can win over her own parliament to ensure an orderly withdrawal. If she fails and nothing changes, Britain will lurch out of the bloc into legal...

  • *If no change, Britain to leave EU at 2300 GMT on March 29. Fail, and leaders expect to have to meet her again to decide whether to give her a much longer extension-- or pull the plug and let Britain lurch out of the Union without a legal safety net at midnight next Friday, 11 p.m. London time on March 29. "The European Union commits to agreeing, before March 29 2019, to an...

  • LONDON, March 21- The pound plunged on Thursday and was heading for its biggest one-day fall this year on growing fears of a "no-deal" Brexit should British lawmakers hold firm in their rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal. "A dollar rally and a broad unwinding of long sterling positions across the board after the recent rally is weighing on the...

  • BERLIN, March 21- A political rift has emerged in Berlin over whether Germany should put its financial muscle behind a merger of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, politicians and officials said, complicating a bid to create Europes third-largest bank and fund it. But a dispute is unfolding between the two political parties who govern Germany in coalition, a row...

  • LONDON, March 21- The pound extended losses on Thursday and derivatives markets signalled more weakness as fears grow of a catastrophic "no-deal" Brexit should lawmakers hold firm in their rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the EU. May has asked European Union leaders to delay Brexit from March 29 until the end of June and said she was...

  • *If no change, Britain to leave EU at 2300 GMT on March 29. BRUSSELS, March 21- French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her deal on the third attempt next week. Just eight days before Britain is due to leave the...

  • *If no change, Britain to leave EU at 2300 GMT on March 29. BRUSSELS, March 21- French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her deal on the third attempt next week. Just eight days before Britain is due to leave the...

  • *If no change, Britain to leave EU at 2300 GMT on March 29. BRUSSELS, March 21- EU leaders will tell Theresa May on Thursday she can have two months to organize an orderly Brexit but Britain could face a hugely disruptive ejection from the bloc next Friday if the prime minister fails to win backing from parliament. EU diplomats said her request for a delay until June 30...

  • LONDON, March 21- The pound extended losses on Thursday and derivatives markets signalled more weakness as fears grow of a catastrophic "no-deal" Brexit should lawmakers hold firm in their rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the EU. After trading in a narrow band in early London trading, the pound's weakness escalated and the British...

  • BRUSSELS, March 21- EU leaders will tell Theresa May on Thursday she can have two months to organise an orderly Brexit but Britain could face a hugely disruptive ejection from the bloc next Friday if the prime minister fails to win backing from parliament. The pound was under pressure as investors saw risks of a no-deal Brexit rising on signs of impatience among...

  • Countries including Germany and Thailand have not banned Huawei from their 5G networks despite the U.S. government urging allies to do so.

  • LONDON, March 19- Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold another vote this week on her twice-defeated divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament. Nearly three years after Britain voted to leave the EU, its departure is uncertain and...

  • LONDON, March 19- Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold another vote this week on her twice-defeated divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament. Nearly three years after Britain voted to leave the EU, its departure is uncertain and...

  • *France tells UK: give us your reasons for delay. LONDON, March 19- Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-defeated divorce deal were thrown into crisis by a surprise intervention by the speaker of parliament. Nearly three years after Britain voted to leave the EU,...

  • *EXPLAINER- Germany, at last, launches 5 G auction. MAINZ/ FRANKFURT, March 19- Germany's auction of spectrum for 5 G mobile networks drew brisk initial bidding on Tuesday with prospective new entrant 1& 1 Drillisch submitting bold offers for the frequencies it covets. Drillisch, run by maverick tycoon Ralph Dommermuth, is vying to become a fourth operator in...