(Rewrites with decision, adds background) BERLIN, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The German government decided on Tuesday to scrap a contract for a much-delayed satellite-based highway truck toll system, and said the failure of the project would cost it about 6.5 billion euros ($8.3 billion). Transport Minister Manfred Stolpe announced the decision after he and leaders of the Toll Collect consortium grouping Deutsche Telekom , DaimlerChrysler and France's Cofiroute , had held talks through the ...
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