German politicians are calling on European allies to take a united stance opposing Saudi arms exports amid mounting skepticism over the kingdom’s claims about the death of self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
October 23, 2018, 8:33 PM EDT
October 17, 2018, 8:55 PM EDT
Migration to Germany from war-torn Syria has sharply declined, in-line with earlier forecasts predicting a return to the numbers before the 2015 crisis.
October 10, 2018, 12:54 AM EDT
Ahead of two state elections, poll figures suggest a political shake-up is in store for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, with her key Bavarian ally likely to lose its historically-held majority.
German FM in Washington to Promote ‘German American Friendship’ Amid Polls Pointing to Troubled Ties
October 3, 2018, 11:03 PM EDT
A year-long initiative launched by Germany’s foreign office hopes to usher in improved ties with the U.S., which polls indicate have declined markedly since President Trump took office in 2016.
September 27, 2018, 5:16 PM EDT
Critics are calling for political intervention after a German court this week upheld a lower court ruling stating that, because of Kuwait's boycott of Israel, its national airline does not have to accept Israeli passengers – even in Germany.
September 20, 2018, 1:50 AM EDT
Divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition widened this week following a much-criticized decision to move her embattled domestic intelligence chief to the interior ministry – technically a promotion – instead of heeding calls to remove him outright.
September 12, 2018, 7:03 PM EDT
Amid growing concerns about a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province, Germany appears to be mulling participation in any retaliatory U.S.-led airstrikes, in a reversal of its traditionally hesitant stance on military engagement.
September 4, 2018, 8:45 PM EDT
Liberal German politicians are calling for government surveillance of the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, after some members marched alongside neo-Nazis during an anti-immigrant rally in the eastern city of Chemnitz.
Ahead of More US Sanctions on Iran, German and French Ministers Push Plan For Alternative European Payment System
August 28, 2018, 7:32 PM EDT
With the reimposition of more U.S. sanctions looming in November, Germany’s foreign minister said this week plans are already underway for an independent, international European payment channel in order to continue business with Iran without risking punitive retaliation.
Merkel Distances Herself From Her Foreign Minister’s Call for European Payment Channels to Bypass US Sanctions
August 22, 2018, 8:47 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday downplayed a public proposal by her foreign minister for the E.U. to establish independent payment channels, to bypass U.S. sanctions in a bid to sustain the Iran nuclear deal.
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.
Security Report: Russia Did Not Directly Interfere in German Election, But is Carrying Out Disinformation Effort
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.
Merkel Faces Uphill Battle Securing Support at Home and Abroad For Migrant ‘Transit Center’ Proposals
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.
Visiting German FM Reiterates European Stance on Iran Deal, as EU Scrambles to Counter Potential Sanctions Damage
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.