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European countries lost their political identity

European countries lost their political identity

Trump's unpredictability is well orchestrated and planned, expert says

Is Munich not afraid of terrorism?

Is Munich not afraid of terrorism?

Meanwhile, ISIL controls the half of the country and poses a threat to security in Europe and the US

Islam Is Peaceful, But Only Muslims Can Stop Terror

Islam Is Peaceful, But Only Muslims Can Stop Terror

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Islam as a peaceful religion Saturday night in a speech aimed at quelling growing anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and the U.S. that has sparked in recent months hate crimes and political …

Lavrov: Normandy Four discussed implementation of leaders#039 agreements

Lavrov: Normandy Four discussed implementation of leaders' agreements

The foreign ministers of Normandy Four group (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France) have discussed implementation of the agreements made by four countries’ leaders at the Berlin summit last November, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei …

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan helped to improve relations between Russia and Turkey

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan helped to improve relations between Russia and Turkey

Azerbaijan is interested in stable relations between its neighbors, so it made every possible effort to resolve the political conflict between Russia and Turkey last year, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said yesterday …

Merkel: We must protect principle of territorial integrity

Merkel: We must protect principle of territorial integrity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Western states must protect the principle of territorial integrity and NATO needs to strengthen its eastern flank following situation in Ukraine. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on February 18, Merkel said that ...

Lieberman to Mattis: #039Iran, Iran and Iran#039

Lieberman to Mattis: 'Iran, Iran and Iran'

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman met with his American counterpart in Munich on Friday morning for the first time since former Gen. James Mattis assumed the role of secretary of defense. The two …

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan intends to expand co-op with EU

Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan intends to expand co-op with EU

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev met with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Munich Feb. 17. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic shared her good impressions of her visit to …

Johannes Hahn: Turkey#039s EU accession is not a priority for Brussels

Johannes Hahn: Turkey's EU accession is not a priority for Brussels

There are still a lot of contacts between the EU and Turkey, but Turkey's accession to is not Europe's priority, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said today …

Fikri Isik: Russia and Iran can#039t be excluded from Syrian process

Fikri Isik: "Russia and Iran can't be excluded from Syrian process"

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke about the regional role of Turkey and its relations with the West at the Munich Security Conference, held today. Isik noted that recently, a huge number of events happened in the …

Armenia announces plans to open consulate in Erbil

Armenia announces plans to open consulate in Erbil

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian discussed the possibility of opening Armenian Consulate General in Erbil with President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani in Munich today, the press service of Armenian …

 53rd Munich Security Conference opens

53rd Munich Security Conference opens

The 53rd Munich Security Conference started in Germany.  Among the topics up for discussion at the Munich conference 2017 will be the future of transatlantic relations after electing Donald Trump as US …

 Tillerson does not find any hotel in Bonn - media

Tillerson does not find any hotel in Bonn - media

On his first trip abroad as US secretary of state Rex Tillerson was forced to stay at a sanitarium in a German village, 30 minutes from where other world leaders gathered.  Tillerson was at the sanitarium because …

Blood shouldn’t be shed anymore in Karabakh, Bundestag deputy

Blood shouldn’t be shed anymore in Karabakh, Bundestag deputy

Doris Barnett spoke in favor of a peaceful settlement of the conflict

Merkel#039s Twilight

Merkel's Twilight

Germany picks Trump critic as its new president

Lavrov and Tillerson may discuss Syria in Germany

Lavrov and Tillerson may discuss Syria in Germany

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may meet in Germany to discuss Syria, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. …

Merkel will pay migrants millions to leave Germany

Merkel will pay migrants millions to leave Germany

Has Germany been plunged into a 'cultural war'?

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Ilham Aliyev congratulates Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his victory as Germany's new president.

High-ranking US military official: bonds with Georgia are stronger than ever

High-ranking US military official: bonds with Georgia are stronger than ever

US-Georgia relations are stronger than ever, said a top US military official to Georgian defence delegation in Germany.  A Georgian delegation led by Defence Minister Levan Izoria visited the US European Command’s 7th Army …

Merkel to attend Security Conference in Munich

Merkel to attend Security Conference in Munich

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference, which will be held Feb. 17-19, the MSC press release says. Thus, Merkel will join the ranks of high-ranking politicians gathered in …

European debt crisis: It#039s not just Greece that#039s drowning in debt

European debt crisis: It's not just Greece that's drowning in debt

Greece is still drowning in debt as the International Monetary Fund has warned that its debts are on an "explosive" path

Russian, German top diplomats discuss forthcoming meetings

Russian, German top diplomats discuss forthcoming meetings

Russian and German Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Sigmar Gabriel, discussed a schedule of their future contacts, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday after their telephone conversation, TASS …

Merkel: Sanctions against Russia cannot yet be lifted

Merkel: Sanctions against Russia cannot yet be lifted

Following talks with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, German leader Angela Merkel said sanctions against Moscow over the ongoing conflict Ukraine cannot yet be lifted. "The situation …

Merkel’s rating falls, Schultz#039s popularity grows

Merkel’s rating falls, Schultz's popularity grows

Half of surveyed would support Schulz if the chancellor were elected directly

 Erdogan: Islam and terror cannot be associated

Erdogan: Islam and terror cannot be associated

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for using the expression “Islamist terrorism”, saying the phrase was not correct and saddened Muslims. Speaking …

Angela Merkel arrives in Turkey

Angela Merkel arrives in Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel started her official visit to Turkey, local media reported. Merkel is due to hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim …

Germany approves ankle bracelets to monitor extremists

Germany approves ankle bracelets to monitor extremists

Germany's cabinet has approved a measure aimed at tracking individuals who might pose a terrorism threat. The monitoring device can be used even if an individual hasn't been convicted. Previously, only convicted individuals …

 OSCE MG working on meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs

OSCE MG working on meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian FMs

OSCE Minsk Group (MG) co-chairs are working to organize the next meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers, Russian co-chair of the OSCE MG Igor Popov said. He said the co-chairs plan to hold separate …

Can Washington reset ties with Russia?

Can Washington reset ties with Russia?

With Russia’s bargaining capacity much higher now, it will demand greater compromises from the U.S. for a potential détente

Three suspects with ISIS links arrested in Berlin

Three suspects with ISIS links arrested in Berlin

Authorities in Berlin arrested three men suspected of links to the ISIS jihadist group in an anti-terror raid late on Tuesday. The three men, aged 21, 31 and 45, were reportedly planning to travel out to combat zones and ISIS training …