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Germany#039s Steinmeier officially presented as presidential candidate

Germany's Steinmeier officially presented as presidential candidate

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been officially presented as presidential candidate by the German coalition government. Christian Democrat (CDU) Chancellor Angela Merkel described …

Russian strength or weakness of the West?

Russian strength or weakness of the West?

Discussions about the global Russian influence are exaggerated, even if they might flattering Russia

 NATO and Armenia creating trust fund

NATO and Armenia creating trust fund

The situation on the line of contact of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict needs to be stabilized, the German Ambassador to Armenia Bernhard Matthias Kiesler said within the framework of NATO Week in Yerevan. Speaking …

German ruling coalition backs Steinmeier as president - media

German ruling coalition backs Steinmeier as president - media

The conservative CDU and CSU parties have backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to replace Joachim Gauck as president, paving the way for him to take up the post without a serious challenge. Chancellor …

Josef Braml: Unpredictability factor will be Trump#039s strong point

Josef Braml: "Unpredictability factor will be Trump's strong point"

But political realities, faced by Trump after officialy becoming the president, will sober him up

 Expert to discuss Iranian nuclear issue before end of November

Expert to discuss Iranian nuclear issue before end of November

Experts of Iran and of Sextet will hold consultations on implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in Vienna before the end of November, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. "At …

Can Europe survive a Trump presidency?

Can Europe survive a Trump presidency?

Doing so will require unprecedented unity on the part of the EU

The EU to be able to respond to external crises without the guiding hand of US

The EU to be able to respond to external crises without the guiding hand of US

German defense minister wants EU military to match NATO

Collective shock: first Berlin reactions to Trump#039s victory

Collective shock: first Berlin reactions to Trump's victory

Nobody believed that he could win until the last moment, which caused today a more painful post-election hangover in the German political elite. Even yesterday, the experts of the political TV program Tagesschau convinced its viewers that …

 Cavusoglu: Germany supports militant groups

Cavusoglu: Germany supports militant groups

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused Germany of allowing the Kurdish militant PKK and far-leftist DHKP-C, both of which have carried out armed attacks in Turkey, to operate on German soil with impunity. …

Erdogan: Germany harboring terrorists

Erdogan: Germany harboring terrorists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Nov. 3 over her criticism of the detention of daily Cumhuriyet journalists, saying …

Bundestag MP: Urgent improvement in relations with Russia is needed

Bundestag MP: "Urgent improvement in relations with Russia is needed"

The German government must cease its participation in NATO's confrontational policy against Russia, Katrin Kunert

 Merkel: Brexit talks must cause as little friction as possible

Merkel: Brexit talks must cause as little friction as possible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union should cause as little friction as possible within the bloc. She added that the four freedoms that underpin the …

Refugees aren’t the problem. Europe’s identity crisis is

Refugees aren’t the problem. Europe’s identity crisis is

The real challenge of immigration is “the challenge of knowing the other” – and it goes both ways

Bundestag MP: Bundeswehr has no business near Russian borders

Bundestag MP: "Bundeswehr has no business near Russian borders"

A member of the German Bundestag representing the Left Party, Aleksandr Neu, speaking to the German public radio, criticized plans to send 600 soldiers of the Bundeswehr to the eastern NATO flank in Lithuania, right on the Russian border.

NATO seeks troops to deter Russia on eastern flank

NATO seeks troops to deter Russia on eastern flank

NATO will press allies to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow, Reuters reports. With Russia's aircraft carrier heading …

EU-Turkey: tackled migrant crisis

EU-Turkey: tackled migrant crisis

Six months after EU-Turkey refugee deal, 73,000 remain stranded in Europe

More than 100 foreign delegations visit Crimea

More than 100 foreign delegations visit Crimea

More than a hundred foreign delegations visited Crimea in the last year, the Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Georgy Muradov said at a meeting with the Germany delegation. "This well-known politicians, …

Fear of Crime Soars After Year of Migrant Attacks in Germany

Fear of Crime Soars After Year of Migrant Attacks in Germany

Who fears migrants in Germany and who doesn't?

German Foreign Ministry: EU may be going to the dogs

German Foreign Ministry: EU may be going to the dogs

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the European Union faced an existential risks. “The financial crisis, the wave of refugees into Europe, and the shock of the British referendum have …

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