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Lavrov and Maas to discuss Ukraine and Syria

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas plans to discuss Ukraine, Syria and arms control with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during a visit to Moscow, German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria …

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Maas: Germany regrets INF treaty collapse

The expiry of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty meant Europe was losing part of its security, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. In a statement, he said that Germany regrets that the INF …

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Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

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Lavrov and Maas hold talks in Bonn

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas are holding talks on the sidelines of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum in Bonn. The meeting is taking place in the Steigenberger …

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Putin wishes Angela Merkel happy birthday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has wished German Chancellor Angela Merkel a happy 65th birthday, the Kremlin press service said. "Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call wished …

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 Germany rejects U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

The German Economy Ministry has taken note of the threat of U.S. sanctions being placed on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, a spokeswoman said. She added that Berlin rejected sanctions that have extraterritorial effect, Reuters …

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U.S. to slap sanctions on Nord Stream 2

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be put under sanctions by Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said. The politician noted that the U.S. administration could prepare a bill providing for restrictions on …

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Russia to stay in PACE

Members of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers have agreed that Russia will stay in the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), German foreign minister Heiko Maas said. According to him, it …

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Lavrov and Maas hold talks in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on the sidelines of a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. …

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Merkel: European Commission not to stop Nord Stream-2

The European Commission will not be able to stop implementation of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project despite adoption of amendments to the E.U. Gas Directive, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told an audience in Ravensburg. …

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