Conflicting Statements Drone Troubles Mount for Minister

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière rejected calls to resign on Monday over losses from the Euro Hawk drone project. But he admitted knowing about the problems sooner than he had indicated last week and now faces a parliamentary investigation.
German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière after giving testimony to a parliamentary committee last Wednesday.

German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière after giving testimony to a parliamentary committee last Wednesday.

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With reporting by Matthias Gebauer