Russia and Germany

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 …

 German foreign minister to visit Russia soon

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Russia in the near future. He was speaking about it at a New Year’s reception hosted by the German Eastern Business Association. "Relations with Russia are …

Putin, Merkel exchange views on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchanged views on Syria in a telephone conversation and voiced their readiness to back a political process there in close cooperation with the …

Man rams vehicle into crowd in Germany

A 50-year-old man  targeted several people with his car in the German city of Bottrop on New Year's Eve, injuring at least four people, law enforcement said. Police reported that the driver repeatedly tried to hit passers-by in …

Nord Stream 2 pipelay works start in Sweden

The Solitaire vessel has started laying down pipes as part of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project after reaching Sweden's exclusive economic zone. The SR radio broadcaster reported that the vessel had reached the exclusive …