The U.N. Security Council meets in New York. (UN Photo, File)
December 5, 2018, 5:17 PM EST
November 28, 2018, 5:22 PM EST
E.U. foreign ministers are considering whether to impose further sanctions on Russia after its seizure of Ukrainian naval ships in the Black Sea, but most member-states remain cautious despite pleas from smaller nations bordering Russia.
As UN Migration Pact Adoption Date Approaches, More Countries Withdraw And Debate is Reignited in Germany
November 20, 2018, 4:49 PM EST
A week ahead of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) congress, a leading party member is renewing debate on whether Germany should sign a U.N. migration agreement, as more countries withdraw ahead of its formal adoption.
November 13, 2018, 10:54 PM EST
Democracies’ dismay over the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in its far-western Xinjiang region was evident during a recent peer review of China at the U.N. Human Rights Council, but Beijing was unrepentant.
November 7, 2018, 6:11 PM EST
A small but growing number of nations are distancing themselves from the U.N.’s global migration agreement a month ahead of its formal adoption.
Merkel’s Resignation as Party Head After Poor Election Results Stokes Speculation Over Political Shifts Ahead
October 30, 2018, 11:20 PM EDT
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to step down as head of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) is prompting intense speculation over its future direction and a potential shift in German politics.
October 23, 2018, 8:33 PM EDT
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 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.