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Berlin not backing off Russia's Nord Stream 2

Berlin does not plan to back down in the dispute with the United States over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "We do not need to talk about European sovereignty if that is understood as us …

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Cavusoglu and Maas discusses Nagorno-Karabakh tensions

Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday discussed with his German counterpart the latest developments on the Azerbaijan-Armenia row and the Eastern Mediterranean. According to the Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Heiko Mass …

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Germany claims Navalny poisoned with Novichok class agent

Germany’s cabinet claimed that German military toxicologists had found traces of a nerve agent of the Novichok family in the body of Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. Berlin called on Moscow to …

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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 …

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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. …

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Erdogan and Merkel discuss Libya and pandemic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video conference call, Turkey's Communications Directorate said. In the call, Erdogan and Merkel discussed regional issues, focusing on the …

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German Foreign Ministry: Russia may save JCPOA

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that as a signatory to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, Russia is one of the parties responsible for maintaining the deal. He noted …

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Why does Merkel need to visit Kremlin urgently?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow, scheduled for January 11, will be a one-day trip, a spokesperson for the German embassy in Russia said. "The chancellor will arrive in Moscow for a one-day …

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Germany rejects U.S. steps over Nord Stream 2

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas lambasted U.S. plans to impose sanction on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. "Decisions on European Energy Policy are taken in Europe. We reject foreign interference and, …

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Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

German Foreign Ministry has declared as personae non gratae two staffers of the Russian embassy in Germany in connection with the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer. The decision is "effective …

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