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 …

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 …

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 …

Germany to increase defense budget

Germany will increase its defense budget, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the weekly podcast. According to her, for many years the financial support of the Bundeswehr has been disappointing. “Therefore, it’s good …

Trump: Europe has right for Nord Stream 2

U.S. President Donald Trump said, speaking during Polish President Andrzej Duda's visit to the White House, that European participants of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project have a right …

Merkel confirms her support for Nord Stream - 2

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed that she supports the German industry's position on the need to build the Nord Stream -2.  Speaking at the annual industry conference in Berlin, she said that the …