German Foreign Minister visits Russia today  

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on August 11 for talks expected to cover the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Maas spoke with U.S. counterpart …

World pledges €250 million to Lebanon

World leaders pledged more than €250 million for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered "directly" to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut. …

Naftogaz thanks US for threats against Nord Stream 2

The Ukrainian company ‘Naftogaz’ thanked the US senators for the threats against the Fahrhafen Sassnitz GmbH company, which operates the port of Mukran in the German city of Sassnitz. "We thank the senators for their …

Pentagon to shift US troops from Germany to Belgium, Italy

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlined plans on Wednesday (29 July) to take thousands of US troops out of Germany by shifting some of the forces to Italy and Belgium, ending weeks of uncertainty over US troop withdrawal strategy in Europe, …

Europe braces for second COVID-19 wave

Europe is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus as continuing outbreaks raise the prospect of reimposed restrictions at a time when millions of people are travelling across the continent for their summer holidays, The Guardian writes. …

Erdogan and Merkel discuss Syria and Libya

Turkish and German leaders Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel discussed developments in Syria and Libya, as well as the fight against the coronavirus, Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said Wednesday. The office said …