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German transport minister wants to welcome Uber, others by 2021

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FILE PHOTO: German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) – Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to open the German market to car pooling services offered by Uber and other companies by 2021, Focus magazine reported Saturday. Scheuer told Focus in an interview that Read More

Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – The launch of fifth-generation mobile services across Europe looks set to trigger a wave of infrastructure deals as telecoms companies seek ways to upgrade their networks without busting their strained capital budgets. People speak before the first demonstration of the technology 5G in Lisbon, Portugal June 4, 2018. Picture taken June 4, Read More

EU army: Will it be easy for Europe to get rid of American political diktat?

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The creation of a European army would be a boon for Russia-EU relations, various military experts have told RT. It would mean getting rid of the US political diktat – and that’s why Washington will not allow it. Were the European Union to create an army of its own, as French President Emmanuel Macron and Read More

Too little, too late? Merkel comes to Chemnitz to ease ethnic tensions, but faces mass protest

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally visited the eastern German city of Chemnitz, more than two months after massive right-wing protests there. However, twenty times as many people came to protest against her than to see her. In late August, the city of Chemnitz witnessed a surge of anti-immigrant sentiment after the fatal stabbing of a Read More

‘Germany can’t accept being treated like an occupied country’ – Former Chancellor Schroeder

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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder didn’t mince his words about the incumbent US Ambassador to his country Richard Grenell, saying the US envoy’s treatment of the host country was insulting. Speaking with Reuters about Grenell, the veteran German politician said the ambassador’s actions suggested that he believed Germany to be occupied by America. We can’t Read More

Dutch government appeals order to speed up climate change battle

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FILE PHOTO: Birds fly past a windmill in Kinderdijk, Netherlands March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government on Friday said it would ask the country’s highest court to overturn a ruling ordering it to speed up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Last month, an appeals court upheld a 2015 ruling Read More

Europe has economic woes of its own beyond Brexit

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Business and City folk who spend much time travelling, when asked about how the rest of Europe looks at the Brexit issue, report two key trends. The first, understandably enough, is that Europeans cannot stop laughing at the ineptitude of Britain’s political class or shaking their heads in disbelief at the way one of the Read More

VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan

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WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) plans to spend 44 billion euros ($50 billion) on electric cars, autonomous driving and new mobility services by 2023 and explore closer cooperation with Ford, the German company said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen e-Golf electric car and charging station are seen during the motor show in Riga, Latvia Read More

US continues imports of Russian gas which it insists Europe should stop buying

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Several cargo ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s Yamal LNG plant have arrived in the US, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova announced, highlighting the obvious weirdness of the situation. “Oddly enough, with all this visible public flow of negative rhetoric from Washington, Russian liquefied natural gas is successfully being supplied to the Read More

Oil rises, paring sixth weekly loss on expectation of OPEC cuts

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By Tsuyoshi Inajima and Grant Smith on 11/16/2018 TOKYO and LONDON (Bloomberg) — Oil rose, paring a sixth weekly loss, amid growing confidence that OPEC and its partners will reduce production to avert a glut next year.  Futures in New York rose 1.8% Friday, trimming the weekly drop to 4.6%. With OPEC seeing waning demand Read More