Air Berlin to cut seats, fleet in bid for turnaround

20 August 2014, 10:51 am

* CEO says to stick to current business model BERLIN, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline, said it will cut the number of seats it offers and reduce the number of aircraft it operates as it launches a new plan to return to profits. The company, 29-percent owned by Abu... Read More »

Germany, Italy say prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds

20 August 2014, 9:56 am

By Sabine Siebold and Roberto Landucci BERLIN/ROME (Reuters) - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, in close coordination with the Baghdad central government. Islamic State, ... Read More »

Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

20 August 2014, 7:43 am

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight.... Read More »

Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq

20 August 2014, 7:04 am

BERLIN — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier cited the "barbaric" actions of the Islamic State group that has taken control of large parts of Iraq in recent weeks, and the threat ... Read More »

Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

20 August 2014, 7:04 am

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday.... Read More »

Germany says prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds

20 August 2014, 5:52 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is prepared to send arms to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq fighting Islamic State militants, Germany's foreign and defence ministers said on Wednesday. Military equipment such as helmets and security vests would be sent immediately, Foreign Minister Frank-Wal... Read More »

Germany prepared to send weapons to help Kurds fight Sunni insurgents in Iraq

20 August 2014, 4:54 am

BERLIN – Germany says it is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Germany would closely co-ordinate its efforts with France, Britain and other European countries who are already delivering weapons to the Kurds. We... Read More »

Germany says ready to send arms to Iraqi Kurds

20 August 2014, 4:34 am

BERLIN - Germany is ready to send weapons to support Iraqi Kurds in their battle against jihadist militants of Islamic State, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Wednesday.... Read More »

German minister tells embattled arms industry to consolidate

19 August 2014, 9:00 am

* Berlin has vowed to curb exports to non-allied states * Germany is world's third largest exporter BERLIN, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Germany's economy minister told the country's arms industry on Tuesday that its future lay in consolidation with European peers, making clear that years of expan... Read More »

Germany's Merkel to visit Kiev on Saturday

19 August 2014, 4:47 am

KIEV/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel will hold talks in Ukraine on Saturday with national and local leaders aimed at boosting efforts to support the government in Kiev in its struggle against pro-Russian rebels, German and Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday. During the visit, which t... Read More »