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Why did not Trump shake Merkel#039s hand?

Why did not Trump shake Merkel's hand?

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Today, US President Donald Trump told about the incident at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, when he did not shake hands with her. "Then someone shouted, ‘Shake her hand, shake her hand,’ but I did not …

 German embassy: Lavrov and Gabriel to meet in Krasnodar in late June

German embassy: Lavrov and Gabriel to meet in Krasnodar in late June

The German Embassy in Russia confirms the meeting of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel at the end of June. It will be held in Krasnodar at a conference …

German Foreign Ministry: Russia, Iran and Turkey unlikely to resolve Syrian crisis without West

German Foreign Ministry: Russia, Iran and Turkey unlikely to resolve Syrian crisis without West

The official representative of the German Foreign Ministry, Martin Schaefer, commented on the settlement of the Syrian crisis.  He said Germany is convinced that Russia, Iran and Turkey will not be able to resolve …

Normandy Quartet discusses situation in Ukraine by phone

Normandy Quartet discusses situation in Ukraine by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with Normandy Four leaders on settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine, the presidential press service said. Germany's Federal …

Germany bans textbooks with Russia#039s Crimea map - media

Germany bans textbooks with Russia's Crimea map - media

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) withdrew its approval for a textbook over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia.  The BAMF press office in Nuremberg expressed regret for the printing of "a faulty …

Merkel and Gabriel urges to prevent split in Turkish society after referendum

Merkel and Gabriel urges to prevent split in Turkish society after referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that the German government had noted Turkey's preliminary referendum result and respected Turkish citizens' right to decide on …

How the coming elections in France and Germany can save the West

How the coming elections in France and Germany can save the West

After 10 years of being written off as a lost cause mired in internal turmoil, prospects are mounting that Europe could come back as the leader of the West

German intelligence outraged: #039Merkel trusting Britons more than own people#039

German intelligence outraged: 'Merkel trusting Britons more than own people'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received information on terrorist threats in Germany and Europe from the British intelligence. Meetings between Merkel and the Britons occurred at least twice and caused anger in Germany's Federal …

IS leader directed insurgent who committed terrorist attack in Berlin

IS leader directed insurgent who committed terrorist attack in Berlin

The IS leader directed an insurgent who committed the terrorist attack in Berlin. A terrorist Anis Amri, who committed the terrorist attack at the Christmas market in central Berlin in December last year, received orders directly from …

Germany confirms first arrest in terrorist attack on Borussia Dortmund bus

Germany confirms first arrest in terrorist attack on Borussia Dortmund bus

German police have confirmed that one person has been arrested as part of the investigation into a suspected terrorist attack on the Borussia Dortmund coach. Spokeswoman for the Bundeskriminalamt Frauke …

Moroccan plotted terrorist attack outside Russia’s embassy in Berlin detained

Moroccan plotted terrorist attack outside Russia’s embassy in Berlin detained

A Moroccan citizen, who was detained in Germany’s Leipzig on Saturday, planned to carry out a terrorist attack outside Russia’s embassy in Berlin, the Focus magazine wrote citing prosecutors in Dresden. The 24-year-old …

Wilfried Furman: The risk of huge financial losses can become a mechanism that unites the EU

Wilfried Furman: "The risk of huge financial losses can become a mechanism that unites the EU"

Professor from Potsdam discussed the consequences of Brexit for the EU in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza

Merkel: Azerbaijan#039s potential can be developed only after resolution of Karabakh conflict

Merkel: Azerbaijan's potential can be developed only after resolution of Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan, like the whole region, will be able to fully develop its potential only after the resolution of regional conflicts, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham …

Berlin decides not to express condolences to residents of St. Petersburg

Berlin decides not to express condolences to residents of St. Petersburg

It was decided not to illuminate the Brandenburg Gate in the colours of the Russian flag

Europe#039s 	nonexistent security policy

Europe's nonexistent security policy

The EU can’t handle the truth of its fundamental security weakness

Kremlin on NATO drills involving #039Russian#039 extras: special services aware of it

Kremlin on NATO drills involving 'Russian' extras: special services aware of it

The Kremlin is not tracking upcoming NATO drills in Germany, which is recruiting Russian-speaking extras, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting recruiting of Russian speakers for NATO drills by German company. …

 Pentagon seeks to hire #039Russian#039 actors for NATO military drills in Germany

Pentagon seeks to hire 'Russian' actors for NATO military drills in Germany

Upcoming NATO exercises apparently involving Russian-speaking extras are not rehearsals for specific missions, a representative of US forces in Germany said. "These scenarios are not mission rehearsal exercises, but at their core …

Erdogan vs Germany

Erdogan vs Germany

Professor from Potsdam, speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza, commented on Turkish President's statements, as well as evaluated Germany's response

Trump reportedly handed Merkel $374 billion invoice for NATO

Trump reportedly handed Merkel $374 billion invoice for NATO

US President Donald Trump handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill for money supposedly owed to NATO when they met last weekend in Washington DC, the Sunday Times reported. The gesture was …

German minister: Erdogan rhetoric causing significant damage

German minister: Erdogan rhetoric causing significant damage

A senior German official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rhetoric in the standoff with European countries ahead of his country's April 16 referendum is causing damage that will take years to repair, ABC News …

 Europe does not believe Trump, expert

Europe does not believe Trump, expert

EU's concern about NATO is not unfounded

Turkey to review its relations with EU after referendum

Turkey to review its relations with EU after referendum

Europe could be faced with a surprise depending on the results of the April 16 referendum in Turkey, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said …

The West#039s desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West's desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West must acknowledge that what Mr. Erdoğan represents will be part and parcel of Turkey's future

 Turkish AKP refuses to hold rallies in Germany before referendum

Turkish AKP refuses to hold rallies in Germany before referendum

The Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) refuses to hold political rallies in Germany during the campaign to prepare a referendum on amendments to the Turkish Constitution, the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported. …

 Germany may ban political rallies of Turkish ministers

Germany may ban political rallies of Turkish ministers

Germany may revoke approvals of visits of Turkish ministers in the country, if there are disparagement of the government, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. He noted that the diplomatic note in which …

European Union turns 60 this week

European Union turns 60 this week

The biggest threat facing the EU is not collapse but paralysis as its institutions are in urgent need of reform

Spicer: Trump didn#039t hear Merkel#039s question about a handshake

Spicer: Trump didn't hear Merkel's question about a handshake

During their first meeting at the White House on Friday, President Trump appeared to ignore a request from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to shake hands during a photo op. "I don't think he heard the question," White …

Turkish official: Another caign rally likely in Germany

Turkish official: Another campaign rally likely in Germany

Turkey has raised the possibility of holding another pro-Erdogan campaign rally in Germany before a referendum next month while recent cancellations of such events in Europe have fueled tensions. …

Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan

Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan

Around 30,000 Kurdish supporters demonstrated in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an April referendum that would give him sweeping new powers, Reuters reported. …

Merkel names condition for addresses of Turkish officials in Germany

Merkel names condition for addresses of Turkish officials in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Turkish officials can participate in events in Germany, but must stick to the German laws. She reiterated that Turkish politicians wanting to make appearances in Germany needed …