Airbus hopes its $6.5 billion German Eurofighter sale will shine for Switzerland, Finland

COLOGNE, Germany – Airbus is trying to make hay out of its $6.5 billion sale of 38 Eurofighter aircraft to Germany for other procurement competitions in Switzerland and Finland.

The European defense giant inked a deal with the German air force this week after the country’s parliament, the Bundestag, approved the budget earlier this month. The Luftwaffe stands to get 30 single-seater and 8 twin-seater planes, Airbus said in a statement.

Four of those aircraft will serve as test beds for future technology, as the company positions the Eurofighter as the bridge to the next-generation Future Combat Air System, a German-French-Spanish collaboration, according to the service.

“The renewed order from Germany secures production until 2030 and comes at a strategically important time for the program,” the company statement reads. “In addition to an expected Eurofighter order from Spain to replace its legacy F-18s, procurement decisions in Switzerland and Finland are

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German police raid homes of men linkedto Vienna attacker

BERLIN — Police in Germany on Friday raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried out a deadly shooting in the Austrian capital of Vienna this week.

Austria, meanwhile, announced the temporary removal of several officials over errors made before the attack and ordered the closure of two Vienna mosques that had been visited by the gunman.

German police, including members of the anti-terrorism unit GSG9, searched premises in the central city of Kassel, Osnabrueck in the northwest and in Pinneberg county near Hamburg.

Police said that while the men weren’t currently suspected of involvement in Monday’s shooting, there was evidence that they had links to the attacker.

Four people were killed in the attack, and the gunman also died. Twenty others, including a police officer, were wounded.

German federal prosecutors said that two of the men whose premises were searched were

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German police search homes of four suspected of ties to Vienna attacker

BERLIN (Reuters) – Police on Friday searched homes and businesses in Germany linked to four people believed to have had ties to the man who went on a deadly rampage in Vienna this week, officials said.

The 20-year-old convicted jihadist who killed four people on Monday was shot dead by police within minutes of opening fire on bystanders and bars. He was later identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, a native of Vienna.

“There is no initial suspicion that the four people affected by today’s measures took part in the attack but there are believed to have been links with the suspected attacker,” Germany’s BKA criminal police said on Twitter.

The BKA said a federal judge had issued search warrants for the homes and businesses in the German towns of Osnabrueck, Kassel and in the district of Pinneberg near Hamburg after the Austrian judiciary transferred some of its findings on the attack

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German police raid homes of four men linked to Vienna attacker | Europe

Police said the men are not suspected of involvement in Monday’s shooting, but had links to the attacker.

German police have raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the ISIL (ISIS) sympathiser who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna this week.

Federal police on Friday said officers, including members of the anti-terrorism unit GSG9, searched premises in Osnabrueck, Kassel and Pinneberg county.

Police said while the men are not currently suspected of involvement in Monday’s shooting, there is evidence they had links to the attacker.

Four people and the gunman were killed in the attack, and 20 people including a police officer, were wounded.

German federal prosecutors said two of the men are believed to have met the attacker in Vienna this summer. A third man had contact with him online, while the fourth had no direct contact with the attacker but was in touch with

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German Police Raid Homes of 4 Men Linked to Vienna Attacker | World News

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — German police on Friday raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna this week.

Federal police said officers, including members of the anti-terrorism unit GSG9, searched premises in Osnabrueck, Kassel and Pinneberg county.

Police said that while the men aren’t currently suspected of involvement in Monday’s shooting, there is evidence that they had links to the attacker.

Five people, including the gunman, were killed in the attack, and 20 others, including a police officer, were wounded.

German federal prosecutors said that two of the men are believed to have met the attacker in Vienna this summer. A third man had contact to him online, while the fourth had no direct contact to the attacker but was in touch with people who knew him.

The prosecutors said they were

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German Police Search Homes of Four Suspected of Ties to Vienna Attacker | World News

BERLIN (Reuters) – German police said on Friday they were conducting searches in several German towns in connection with four people believed to have ties to the suspected Vienna attacker who killed four people when he opened fire on bystanders and bars on Monday.

Vienna police shot dead the 20-year-old dual citizen of Austria and North Macedonia who had previously been jailed for trying to join Islamic State in Syria.

Germany’s BKA criminal police said on Twitter that they were searching homes and businesses in the German towns of Osnabrueck, Kassel and in the district of Pinneberg near Hamburg.

“There is no initial suspicion that the four people affected by today’s measures took part in the attack but there are believed to have been links with the suspected attacker,” they said.

The search warrants were obtained after the Austrian judiciary transferred information to German prosecutors, the BKA said.

Switzerland has

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German police raid homes of 4 men linked to Vienna attacker

German police have raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna this week

BERLIN — German police have raided the homes and businesses of four men linked to the Islamic State sympathizer who carried out a deadly attack in Vienna this week.

Federal police said Friday that officers, including members of the anti-terrorism unit GSG9, searched premises in Osnabrueck, Kassel and Pinneberg county.

Police said that while the men aren’t currently suspected of involvement in Monday’s shooting, there is evidence that they had links to the attacker.

Four people and the gunman were killed in the attack, and 20 people including a police officer were wounded.

German federal prosecutors said that two of

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German construction software firm Thinkproject put up for sale -sources

FRANKFURT, Oct 19 (Reuters) – German construction software developer Thinkproject has been put up for sale by its private equity owner in a potential 700-million euro ($823 million) deal, people close to the matter said.

Buyout group TA Associates, which is working with investment banking boutique Arma Partners on the divestiture has already sent out information packages on the company to prospective buyers, they added.

Private equity firms such as Cinven, KKR, Permira and TPG are expected to show interest in the company, as may some software groups.

TA Associates, Arma Partners and some of the prospective bidders were not immediately available for comment while the others declined to comment.

In a sign of the high valuations that software firms can reap, ThinkProject peer RIB Software was acquired by French electrical equipment group Schneider Electric earlier this year in a deal valuing the German firm at about 23 times its

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