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Europe sets up INSTEX to save Iran

France, Germany  and Britain has officially set up a European payment channel for transactions to facilitate trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, German NDR broadcaster reported. The European channel will be named INSTEX …

Iran's Mahan Air banned in Germany - media

The German government has withdrawn permission to operate for Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports. "The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) will this week suspend the operating license of Iranian airline Mahan," …

Markus Soeder becomes leader of CSU

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have elected a new leader, a change that offers Germany’s centre-right a chance to put behind it persistent bickering over recent years, Windsor Star reports. The 52-year-old Markus …

Maas calls for expanding INF Treaty

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that that the scope of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty should be expanded by means of a new document. According to him, the agreement should include other …

 Merkel: EU still strive for orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it was necessary to keep trying to secure an orderly Brexit but she stressed that Germany was prepared if Britain did end up exiting the European Union in a disorderly fashion. …

 Germany accuses man of spying for Iran - media

German police have arrested a 50-year-old man suspected of passing military secrets to Iran. Federal prosecutors named the Afghan-German army linguist, arrested in Rhineland state, only as Abdul Hamid S. He is understood to have known …