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German defense chief assesses Russia-NATO talks

Speaking to the German broadcaster RBB German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Thursday that she welcomed contacts between Russia and NATO on Europe’s security situation. "We are now in a situation where we can …

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Scholz and Putin may meet in January - media

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz considers efforts to build relations with Russia as an important factor and is going to place this issue under his personal control and expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin already in January, the …

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German FM doesn't see swift Russian return to G7

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says she cannot see Russia returning to the Group of Seven industrialized nations in the foreseeable future. "It is of course very painful that Russia has excluded itself from this circle …

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Baerbock vows new law to curb weapons exports

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the new coalition government would introduce a law that tightens curbs on weapons exports.  The Green party politician made the comments days after it was revealed …

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Germany reports first death with Omicron variant

Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious disease confirmed the country's first death due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Thursday. The person was between the age of 60 and 79, the institute said. …

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Germany set to restrict contacts for the vaccinated

German leaders are considering tougher contact restrictions and an accelerated booster campaign among other measures after experts warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant could bring critical infrastructure to breaking point. …

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How far will NATO go in confrontation with Russia?

NATO will not let Moscow dictate the alliance's military posture, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on a visit to German troops based in Lithuania. "We need to solve the current tensions on the diplomatic …

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