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August 15, 2018, 6:47 PM EDT
Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, for their first meeting since President Trump last month suggested Germany’s energy reliance on Russia was making the country beholden to Moscow.
August 7, 2018, 9:03 PM EDT
In a bid to sustain trade and economic relations with Iran, the European Union is looking to its so-called “blocking statute” that will forbid European companies from complying with enacted U.S. sanctions.
July 26, 2018, 9:49 PM EDT
Russia did not attempt directly to influence the 2017 German election, but it does still engage in extensive disinformation campaigns, aimed especially at undermining Germany’s relationships with NATO and the European Union, according to a report from the country’s domestic security agency.
July 19, 2018, 2:52 AM EDT
Germany is hoping to mediate an energy dispute between Russia and Ukraine arising from the planned Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, even as opposition to the Russia-Germany project mounts, both in Europe and across the Atlantic.
July 12, 2018, 1:36 AM EDT
A plan by Iran to transfer around 300 million euros ($350 million) in cash out of Germany prompted authorities here to investigate whether the move could be linked to terror activities, amid sensitive negotiations aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal.
July 4, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposal to hold migrants in new, secure “transit centers” aims to end a weeks-long dispute at home with her hardline interior minister, but continues to draw opposition from anti-migration members of the European Union.
June 21, 2018, 12:28 AM EDT
Facing calls for a tougher migration policy from a traditional ally at home, and amid growing anti-migrant sentiment elsewhere in Europe, the German chancellor is hoping next week’s European summit will see leaders agree on reforms aimed at reducing migrant flows.
June 13, 2018, 2:46 AM EDT
Europe must be “united” in the wake of President Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from a G7 leaders’ communique, a senior European Union official told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
June 5, 2018, 9:59 PM EDT
Less than a month after taking up his post, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is being asked by his host government Wednesday to explain comments in a recent interview in which he has quoted as saying he wants to “empower” conservative leaders in Europe.
May 23, 2018, 7:40 PM EDT
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told U.S. lawmakers and officials that Berlin is determined to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, warning that scrapping it would only “jeopardize” European security by increasing the risk of Iran developing nuclear weapons.
May 16, 2018, 2:35 AM EDT
The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing of tough sanctions on Iran that could affect European companies signals a “break” between the U.S. and Europe, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
May 9, 2018, 8:46 PM EDT
As fallout from President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal continues, the German Federation of Industries (BDI) says it will not comply with a U.S. call for German companies to cease business operations in Iran.
May 4, 2018, 6:15 AM EDT
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has proposed a significantly lower budget increase for the country’s armed forces than the Defense Ministry asked for, raising doubts in some quarters about Germany’s ability to honor its international commitments.
April 25, 2018, 8:52 PM EDT
Germany is campaigning for another two-year stint on the U.N. Security Council, while more broadly pushing for a permanent seat on the world’s most powerful body, as part of a reform process discussed for decades but long hampered by politics and competing interests.
April 18, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon amid heightened international tensions following U.S.-led missile strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
April 10, 2018, 12:26 AM EDT
German police on Monday released six people arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack during a road running race in Berlin, citing lack of evidence. Earlier, German media reports claimed the attack had been planned to avenge the death of a terrorist who bombed a Berlin Christmas market in 2016.
March 21, 2018, 2:51 AM EDT
While migration numbers have dropped significantly since the crisis of 2015-16, Germany processed more asylum applications than all other European Union states combined in 2017 and still has almost half of all the E.U.’s pending cases.
March 15, 2018, 2:01 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to allies as her government reacts to what she declared a “state-sponsored murder attempt” targeting former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, and the U.S., European Union and NATO have also pledged support.
March 7, 2018, 1:47 AM EST
Concerns about a populist resurgence in the European Union have been reignited after the strong showing for anti-migration, anti-establishment parties in this week’s elections in Italy, the third-largest economy in the 28-member union.
March 1, 2018, 12:54 AM EST
A decision by a food bank here to stop providing food to anyone without German citizenship has stirred an ongoing national debate over discrimination and migration policy, with blame flying in more than one direction.