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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 …

EU nations express alarm after Trump closes door on refugees

EU nations express alarm after Trump closes door on refugees

Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are in the blacklist

Ankara urges Berlin to deny asylum to 40 coup-linked soldiers

Ankara urges Berlin to deny asylum to 40 coup-linked soldiers

Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik is urging Germany to reject the asylum requests of 40 former Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in an unsuccessful coup. Isik said that the soldiers applied for asylum …

What#039s eating Trump, Putin, Hollande, Merkel, May, Rouhani and Abe?

What's eating Trump, Putin, Hollande, Merkel, May, Rouhani and Abe?

Cooperation in Ukraine would represent stark turn in US policy

Trump#039s immigration ban sends shockwaves

Trump's immigration ban sends shockwaves

US President Donald Trump's seismic move to ban more than 130 million people from the United States and to deny entry to all refugees reverberated worldwide Saturday, as chaos and confusion rippled through US airports, …

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers requested asylum in Germany

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers requested asylum in Germany

About 40 mostly high-ranking Turkish soldiers who worked at NATO facilities in Germany but were suspended after the failed coup in Turkey in July have requested asylum in Germany, Reuters reported citing news magazine Der Spiegel and broadcaster …

Germany in era of Trump: opportunities and challenges

Germany in era of Trump: opportunities and challenges

Europe must use Donald Trump's presidency as an impulse to the internal consolidation

 New German FM interested in friendly relations with Russia

New German FM interested in friendly relations with Russia

New German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed interest in developing friendly relations and partnership with Russia, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer said. …

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier resigns

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier resigns

German President Joachim Gauck has relieved Frank-Walter Steinmeier from the post of Foreign Minister and named Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel as his replacement in a …

Europe relies on the U.S. more than it wants to admit

Europe relies on the U.S. more than it wants to admit

Who has Europe's fate in hands?

World politics preparing for Munich Conference

World politics preparing for Munich Conference

The crisis of liberalism, the future of transatlantic relations, Syria and relations with Russia will be the focus of world politicians during their stay in the Bavarian capital