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16 Nov 2018 | 11:05 PM

Germany's Schroeder warns against demonising China

BERLIN (Reuters) - Weighing into Germany's debate about its ties with China, former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warned Berlin against demonising Beijing, saying the two economic powers should work more closely together in the face of Donald Trump's trade threats.

14 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

German officials sound China alarm as 5G auctions loom

Senior German officials are planning a last-ditch drive to convince the government to consider excluding Chinese firms such as Huawei from building the country's 5G infrastructure amid concerns this could compromise national security.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang reviewing the guard of honour at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. The push highlights the extent of the concern in some Berlin ministries about a Chinese role in building Germany's next generation mobile network, despite the lack of a vigorous public debate here about the security dimensions of 5G. — Reuters
7 Nov 2018 | 9:58 PM

With Trump shackled at home, Europeans fear more disruption abroad

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Stymied at home by Democrats determined to subvert his domestic agenda, President Donald Trump could double down on his disruptive foreign policy in the years ahead, with conflicts over trade a particular concern, politicians, diplomats and analysts in Europe said.

3 Nov 2018 | 1:22 AM

Dethroned at home, Finland's Stubb lives and breathes Europe

HELSINKI/BERLIN (Reuters) - He was too sporty, too international and too outspoken for his small country -- but he has no qualms about campaigning to become the next European Commission President.

31 Oct 2018 | 7:23 PM

Exclusive - German firms should cut dependence on China, says top industry group

BERLIN (Reuters) - German firms should cut their dependence on the Chinese market, a leading industry group says in a strategy paper that underscores rising concern over Beijing's state-driven economic model, according to a draft seen by Reuters.

2 Oct 2018 | 6:11 AM

America's image worsens under Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated further among its traditional allies after a year in which President Donald Trump ratcheted up his verbal attacks on countries like Canada and Germany, a leading survey showed.

4 Sep 2018 | 12:02 AM

Trump could push Germany towards Russia and China, veteran diplomat says

BERLIN (Reuters) - The longer Donald Trump stays in office, the higher the risk that anti-American forces will gain the upper hand in Germany and push it into the arms of Russia and China, veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger said in an interview.

22 Aug 2018 | 10:34 PM

Exclusive - Pharma sector warns Saudis on German drug curbs

BERLIN (Reuters) - European and U.S. pharmaceutical associations have waded into a diplomatic row between Germany and Saudi Arabia, warning that ongoing restrictions on German-made drugs could hurt Saudi patients and dampen future investment in the kingdom.

16 Jul 2018 | 4:08 PM

Chinese 'highway to nowhere' haunts Montenegro

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro's picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe.

4 Jul 2018 | 9:11 PM

China's ambitions in eastern Europe to face scrutiny at summit

SOFIA/BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China meets central and eastern European leaders on Saturday for a summit where Beijing's promises of big infrastructure deals will come under greater scrutiny with some participants saying the annual gatherings yield little.