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Court says German government can stay mute in early arms deal phase

Germany's highest court has ruled that the government is not obligated to inform parliament about prospective weapons deals in their early stages. The ruling stems from a Greens party appeal for greater disclosure. more >>
 

German court rules against more disclosure in arms deals

Germany's highest court has ruled that the government is not obligated to inform parliament about prospective weapons deals in their early stages. The ruling stems from a Greens party appeal for greater disclosure. more >>
 

India lets private firms into coal mining

In a move to reform its ailing energy sector, India has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private companies. It said this would end a four-decade monopoly by nationalized Coal India mid-term. more >>
 

Australia to help seize assets of corrupt Chinese

Australia has said it will help Chinese authorities to seize assets from corrupt officials and extradite economic fugitives. The deal is part of Beijing's operation "Fox Hunt" aimed at retrieving ill-gotten gains. more >>
 

Lufthansa strike disrupts long-haul flights

A renewed strike by Lufthansa pilots is causing massive disruptions of the German flagship carrier's flight schedule with long-haul operations now also affected until midnight. The Frankfurt hub is hit hardest. more >>
 

China posts slowest growth in years

Fresh data have shown that China is facing an uphill battle to return to more growth. The world's second largest economy logged the slowest growth rate since the onset of the global financial crisis. more >>
 

Germany, France push for more investment

France and Germany have sought to put their differences aside and seek a common approach to getting the eurozone's weakening economy back on track. more >>
 

An overplayed game

It's as if Germany's train drivers' and pilots' unions are playing strike ping-pong - as soon as one group's walk-off ends, the other's begins. DW's Rolf Wenkel is frustrated with the power of small, specialized unions. more >>
 

Opinion: An overplayed hand

It's as if Germany's train drivers' and pilots' unions are playing strike ping-pong - as soon as one group's walk-off ends, the other's begins. DW's Rolf Wenkel is frustrated with the power of small, specialized unions. more >>
 

ECB starts buying covered bonds

The European Central Bank has begun part of a stimulus program to stimulate the eurozone's flagging economy. A spokesman for the bank confirmed it had begun buying securities known as covered bonds. more >>
 

EU, China settle long-running telecoms row

The European Union has said it's been able to end a protracted trade row with China, concerning the Asian nation's telecoms exports to the bloc. Brussels said any punitive action was now off the table. more >>
 

Investor group sets sights on Adidas' Reebok

An international group of investors has shown interest in buying the Reebok brand from German sportswear company Adidas. But it said Reebok's strategic setup would not have to change in the process. more >>
 

SAP sees cloud swell in third quarter

Europe's largest software company, SAP, has logged above-average revenue in its cloud business, confirming its reputation as the world's fastest-growing firm in the sector. The full-year outlook was mixed, though.. more >>
 

IBM to shed loss-making semiconductor unit

International Business Machines (IBM) has struck a deal to get rid of its unprofitable chip-making unit, media reports have claimed. They said the recipient would be investment giant Globalfoundries. more >>
 

IBM sheds loss-making semiconductor unit

International Business Machines (IBM) has struck a deal to get rid of its unprofitable chip-making unit, the company has confirmed. It said operations would go to investment giant Globalfoundries. more >>
 

Lufthansa strike to become an international affair

Lufthansa's long-haul pilots will join the action with their short- and medium-leg colleagues over changes to their retirement plans. Long-haul flights had originally been exempted from the strike, announced Sunday. more >>
 

Lufthansa strike an international affair

Lufthansa's long-haul pilots have joined the action with their short- and medium-leg colleagues over changes to their retirement plans. Long-haul flights had originally been exempted from the strike. more >>
 

France calls on Germany to invest 50 billion euros in eurozone

Ahead of a visit to Berlin, two French ministers have called on Germany to invest 50 billion euros. It is the same amount by which Paris is to reduce public spending. more >>
 

Store chain Karstadt to name new boss with closures in view

Loss-making department store chain Karstadt is set to name its third chief executive in a year. Store closures and job losses are also on the table. more >>
 

Lufthansa pilots to strike when DB trains back on track

The Lufthansa pilots' union will strike on October 20 and 21. The action comes just in time: The German train drivers' union has promised no stoppages for seven days when its current strike ends at 4 a.m. Monday. more >>
 
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