Germany and the US

Biden to hold talks with Merkel on July 15

Outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel is set to travel to Washington for talks with U.S. president Joe Biden on COVID, climate change and bilateral ties. The White House announced Friday that US President Joe Biden will …

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Merkel and Biden discuss Afghanistan and Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed in a phone call the NATO military presence in Afghanistan and agreed to closely coordinate future steps, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. “The …

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U.S. to increase military presence in Germany

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will increase its presence in Germany, recommitting the US to the NATO alliance in a reversal from the previous administration's plans to withdraw troops from the …

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Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union’s own interests and could undermine Ukraine. Germany is pushing for the …

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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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Pompeo and Maas discuss Iran and Belarus over phone

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Iran and other issues in a phone conversation with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Pompeo underscored the need for a …

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Jurgen Todenhofer: Iran acted very wisely

With respect to the conflict between Iran and the United States, it is now possible to talk about tactical easing of tension, German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer, known for his harsh criticism of U.S. Middle East policy, told …

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Pompeo to discuss Iran's nuclear program in Germany

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to discuss Iran's nuclear program during his visit to Germany on November 6-8, a senior State Department official said. "The Europeans have been able to see that the …

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