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Brussels bemoans Russian strategy to weaken EU, backs down on sanctions threat

Brussels bemoans Russian strategy to weaken EU, backs down on sanctions threat

However, an EU plan to threaten Russia with sanctions for its part in attacks on Aleppo was put on hold

Putin#039s visit to Berlin: Germany#039s reaction

Putin's visit to Berlin: Germany's reaction

There is a strong polarization in German society regarding how the country should position itself in relations with Russia

A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe

A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe

The EU needs a deep political restructuring aimed at building new progressive majorities

#039Normandy Quartet#039 reloads Minsk II

'Normandy Quartet' reloads Minsk II

All the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet' confirmed their commitment to the Minsk Agreements at the summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said after international talks in Berlin. In addition, Putin …

NATO Navy grapples with Georgia

NATO Navy grapples with Georgia

The U.S. military and political leadership considers situations in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea as interconnected ones

Leaders of #039Normandy Quartet#039 to synchronize watches in Berlin

Leaders of 'Normandy Quartet' to synchronize watches in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin today, where he will meet the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet'. A possibility of holding new direct negotiations between the Russian President Vladimir Putin, …

 Several injured after blast at BASF chemical plant in Lertheim

Several injured after blast at BASF chemical plant in Lampertheim

Four people were injured in the gas explosion at the chemical facility in Germany's Lampertheim owned by BASF, the company said. BASF said it was also still investigating the cause of that explosion, which occurred at 08:30 local …

Steinmeier sees no need in new sanctions against Russia

Steinmeier sees no need in new sanctions against Russia

The German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes that there is no need in new sanctions against Russia over the Syrian issue. "At present, I don't see how sanctions with a possible long-term …

London wants to control flow of migrants from the EU

London wants to control flow of migrants from the EU

Merkel: It's the end of Europe if 'I start making concessions on the freedom of movement'

Is Germany becoming the new sick man of Europe?

Is Germany becoming the new sick man of Europe?

Over the last 14 years, we’ve witnessed a steady decline in standards in Europe’s powerhouse

Iran and Germany discuss renewable energy sources

Iran and Germany discuss renewable energy sources

A fresh round of talks between Iran and Germany over water and power industries kicked off in Tehran upon arrival of a delegation of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research headed by the State Secretary, Georg …

German grounds Tornado jets #039over loose screws#039

German grounds Tornado jets 'over loose screws'

The German military said it had grounded nearly half its fleet of Tornado reconnaissance jets, used in the fight against ISIS, because of a technical defect. According to DPA, the problem is a loose screw on the monitor in the …

Germany decides on new sanctions against Russia

Germany decides on new sanctions against Russia

The chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Norbert Röttgen, speaking with the German newspaper today, reiterated the readiness to introduce new economic sanctions against Russia due to the situation in …

Azerbaijan celebrates German Unity Day

Azerbaijan celebrates German Unity Day

The Embassy of Germany in Azerbaijan hosted a reception on October 4 on the occasion of the German Unity Day, which is celebrated on October 3. Germany’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Michael Kindsgrab said it is his …

 Wolfgang Schaueble supports German Muslims

Wolfgang Schaueble supports German Muslims

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaueble urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a "German Islam" based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a …

 Europe virtually annulled the hospitality policy

Europe virtually annulled the hospitality policy

The meeting in Vienna strengthened the priority of restrictive measures in migration issues

Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

One of the results of Russia's food embargo against the EU and a weaker ruble has been a remarkable boom in agriculture

Lavrov, Steinmeier discuss Ukraine, Syria in phone talks

Lavrov, Steinmeier discuss Ukraine, Syria in phone talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed in a phone call on Thursday the situation in Ukraine and Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

Veronica Krasheninnikova: Putin#039s visit to Turkey will strengthen restoration of constructive relations between Moscow and Ankara

Veronica Krasheninnikova: "Putin's visit to Turkey will strengthen restoration of constructive relations between Moscow and Ankara"

The director general of the Institute for Foreign Policy Studies and Initiatives on Putin's visit to Ankara

German politicians sound alarm over growing right-wing terror threat

German politicians sound alarm over growing right-wing terror threat

The right-wing extremism and anti-Muslim sentiment in Germany are getting more and more dangerous. On Monday night, there was an attack on a mosque in Dresden, built by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB), which is …

Germany may introduce limit on refugees number

Germany may introduce limit on refugees number

Germany may introduce a limit on the reception of refugees, German ruling parties - the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU), are close to making such decision. According to Die Welt newspaper, the CDU, …

EU and US urge Syrian opposition groups to stop cooperation with Jabhat al-Nusra

EU and US urge Syrian opposition groups to stop cooperation with Jabhat al-Nusra

Following the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Ministers of the EU countries, as well as the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini and the US Secretary of State John Kerry have …

Merkel calls on EU to strive for preventing undocumented miigration to bloc

Merkel calls on EU to strive for preventing undocumented miigration to bloc

The European Union member states must aim to prevent undocumented migration to the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday.  Europe is currently facing a major refugee crisis, …

World#039s shortest international flight announced

World's shortest international flight announced

An Austrian airline is claiming to have launched the shortest international flight - taking just eight minutes. …

International Syria Support Group to meet on September 20

International Syria Support Group to meet on September 20

The ministerial meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in the Vienna format will be held on September 20 in New York, Germany’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schafer announced on Monday, TASS …

Protesters demand end of TTIP all over Germany

Protesters demand end of TTIP all over Germany

Protesters say the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will lower European standards on food and environmental protection, and could lead to outsourcing and job-losses. Supporters …

Merkel confesses in populism

Merkel confesses in populism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will no longer use her phrase, "We can do" in relation to the influx of the refugees to Europe. In an interview with the German media, she noted …

Eurozone will get out of crisis when Germany leaves it

Eurozone will get out of crisis when Germany leaves it

"Europe puts the cart before the horse," recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences said

 German Economy Minister to visit Russia next week

German Economy Minister to visit Russia next week

German Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel will pay a visit to Moscow on September 21-22 , the ministry's press service said. "The consultations are scheduled with many Russian government …

 Merkel: EU in crisis situation

Merkel: EU in crisis situation

The European Union is in a critical situation, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on arriving at an EU summit in Bratislava aimed at finding a way forward after Britain's vote to leave the bloc. "The …