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  • PARIS, June 17- Spain on Monday joined a Franco-German project to build a next-generation fighter jet, an initiative touted as key to ensuring Europe can defend itself without depending on allies in an increasingly uncertain world. The defence ministers of France, Germany and Spain signed an accord launching a trilateral framework of cooperation at the Paris...

  • The defense ministers of France, Germany and Spain signed an accord launching a trilateral framework of cooperation at the Paris Airshow, sat in front of a mock-up of the jet and with French President Emmanuel Macron applauding behind them. Dassault and Airbus have delivered a joint industrial proposal to the governments of France and Germany.

  • A worker at the Siemens gas turbine factory on January 8, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

    The outlook for Germany's economy and political stability are more uncertain than ever, writes Michael Ivanovitch.

  • GOERLITZ, Germany, June 16- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party. The vote in Goerlitz, a town with cobbled streets that has become a favorite location for Hollywood film directors, is seen as a pointer for...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The outgoing European Union chief executive said on Tuesday the bloc should focus on meeting its 2030 existing targets before ramping up long-term climate ambitions. "We should focus and concentrate on 2030," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at a Politico event. Brussels is due this month to publish its assessment of...

  • *Party proposes coalition talks in Bremen with SPD, Linke. BERLIN, June 6- Germany's opposition Greens hit record highs in two opinion polls on Thursday, topping one to confirm growing disillusionment with the fragile ruling coalition as they angle for a central role in the government of a northern state. The Greens, buoyed amid growing concern across Europe...

  • *Greens propose coalition talks in Bremen with SPD, Linke. BERLIN, June 6- Germany's Greens have proposed holding coalition talks in the city state of Bremen with the Social Democrats and far-left Linke, in a reminder to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives that even if they come first in any elections, they are not guaranteed power. While Bremen is a tiny...

  • *In Italy, focus on PM news conference at 1615 GMT. LONDON, June 3- German 10- year government bond yields fell to fresh record lows on Monday, driven down by a dash for safe-haven assets that also sent U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap punitive tariffs on Mexico unless the latter halted immigration into the United States.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement to the media following an agreement over the weekend between leaders of the coalition government partners over the fate of domestic intelligence head Hans-Georg Maassen on September 24, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

    Germany's Angela Merkel, who plans to step down as chancellor in 2021, has vowed to carry on despite the coalition setback.

  • LONDON, June 3- German 10- year government bond yields fell to record lows on Monday, driven down by a dash for safe-haven assets that also sent two-year U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap punitive tariffs on Mexico unless the latter halted immigration across the border marked an escalation in the trade war. He also removed preferential trade...

  • LONDON, June 3- German 10- year government bond yields fell to fresh record lows on Monday, driven down by investors' dash for safe-haven assets that also sent two-year U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to slap punitive tariffs on Mexico unless the latter halted immigration across the border, marked an escalation in the trade war. He also removed...

  • Elsewhere, a rally in safe haven assets is keeping German bund yields close to the all-time lows hit last week as investors focus on turmoil at the heart of Germany's government, and the continuing U.S. trade disputes with China and Mexico. Responding to the letter from the EU Commission, Italy vowed to respect the European Union's fiscal rules in its next budget...

  • *Germany's SPD thrown into leadership turmoil. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, June 2- Andrea Nahles said on Sunday she would resign as leader of Germany's Social Democrats, raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition with the centre-left party. "The election for the party leadership is likely to be a vote on the grand coalition,"...

  • *Germany's SPD thrown into leadership turmoil. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, June 2- Andrea Nahles said on Sunday she would resign as the leader of Germany's Social Democrats, raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition with the centre-left party. "The election for the party leadership is likely to be a vote on the grand coalition,"...

  • *Germany's SPD thrown into leadership turmoil. FRANKFURT, June 2- Andrea Nahles said on Sunday she would resign as the leader of Germany's Social Democrats, raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition with the centre-left party. "The election for the party leadership is likely to be a vote on the grand coalition," said...

  • *Germany's SPD thrown into leadership turmoil. FRANKFURT, June 2- Germany's Social Democratic Party chief Andrea Nahles said she would resign on Sunday as well giving up her position as head of its parliamentary group, saying she did not have the support she needed to lead it. Earlier, German vice chancellor Olaf Scholz told Germany's Tagesspiegel that had ruled...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    The U.S. said countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data.

  • BERLIN, May 29- German builders completed nearly 285,900 new dwellings last year, the highest number in 16 years, data showed on Wednesday, but construction still fell short of expectations and may not ease a drastic shortage of affordable housing. With demand outstripping supply in many urban areas, property prices and rents have soared in major cities such as...

  • BRUSSELS, May 28- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will lock horns in Brussels on Tuesday as European Union leaders meet to begin bargaining over who will take the bloc's top jobs for the next five years. The centrist European People's Party and Socialists& Democrats can only count on 326 seats in the new, 751- strong chamber.

  • BRUSSELS, May 28- National parties in the newly elected European Parliament line up in pan-EU groups. Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, who is at risk of being expelled for anti-EU...