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Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

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CDU chief appointed Germany's defense minister

Leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was sworn in as Germany’s new defense minister, following her predecessor Ursula von der Leyen’s election as the …

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Putin wishes Angela Merkel happy birthday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has wished German Chancellor Angela Merkel a happy 65th birthday, the Kremlin press service said. "Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call wished …

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Turkey leads in buying German arms - media

Germany has quietly increased arms exports to Turkey in recent times, making it the top importer of German arms. Germany shipped 184 million euro worth of mostly submarine components to Turkey in the first four months of this year, …

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EU Parliament to vote on von der Leyen on July 16

The European Parliament would vote on Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination to head the EU Commission on July 16, a parliament spokesman said. Concerns over von der Leyen’s chances of obtaining the endorsement …

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Lufthansa suspends flights over Strait of Hormuz

German airline Lufthansa suspended flights over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman and surrounding areas of land. The decision, based on its own assessment, came from Germany's largest airline after Iran shot down a US drone with a …

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Merkel warns over possible crisis in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU executive. "We suggest …

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Merkel visibly shakes while meeting Zelensky

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is fine, after she was seen trembling as she greeted Ukraine's president Vladimir Zelensky in Berlin. Merkel was visibly struggling as she stood next to …

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