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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 …

Putin and Merkel discuss situation in Donbas over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone talk on Thursday. Both Putin and Merkel voiced concern over the rising tensions in the southeast of …

Putin holds video conference with Macron and Merkel

Russia is ready to resume cooperation with the European Union is it demonstrates reciprocal interest, the Kremlin press service quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying during videoconference talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

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 …

Germany imposes strict lockdown over Easter

Germany is extending the current lockdown through to April 18, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday. The country will enter an even stricter lockdown from April 1 to April 5, over the Easter holiday period …

Biden's migration dilemma is reminiscent of Merkel

People who have fled very real dangers now live in catastrophic conditions directly on the border, on the Mexican side. The migrants sleep on concrete close to the bridges that lead to the US. Their only hope is that they can manage to cross …