Germany gives nod to RWE unit sale to Russian investor: sources

21 August 2014, 9:02 pm

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's economy ministry will approve the sale of utility RWE's oil and gas unit DEA to a Russian investor despite tensions between Russia and the West over the Ukraine crisis, two people familiar with the matter said. The economy ministry said in June it was i... Read More »

Berlin blocks unearthing of giant Lenin statue head

21 August 2014, 5:55 am

By Helen Cahill BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organizers of the exhibition and local media said. The head was part of a famous 19-metre high s... Read More »

Air Berlin reports return to profit, plans restructuring

21 August 2014, 3:48 am

Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest airline, said on Thursday it flew back into profit in the second quarter and promised a massive restructuring programme later this year. Presenting the company's second-quarter results, chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said: "We were able to improve... Read More »

Air Berlin announces new turnaround measures, shares rise

21 August 2014, 3:08 am

Loss-making German airline Air Berlin presented new measures to return to profit, including fleet cuts, route changes and plans for closer cooperation with alliance partners, helping to boost its shares in Thursday. Germany's second largest airline, which late on Wednesday reported a second-quar... Read More »

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 »

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 arms to Kurds in Iraq

20 August 2014, 4:39 am

Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday.... 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 »