Officials say billions more will be needed to rebuild homes, businesses and roads as Berlin deals with one of the worst floods in decades.
Despite failing to resolve differences between Washington and Berlin, the US president said that he and the German chancellor are united in their conviction that "Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon" against its neighbours.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a visit to the UK, says she is "very much concerned" about spread of the coronavirus when London hosts the semi-finals and finals of the European football championships.
The European leaders reject the idea of meeting with Russian leaders, although Germany and France say a top-level dialogue is the need of the hour.
French President Macron says EU countries must be careful not to allow new variants to spread, adding that the EU was watching developments in Britain, which has seen a steep rise in the weekly reported cases of the Delta variant.
NATO leaders define China’s growing influence as a global threat, signaling the Atlantic alliance’s shifting focus to Asia. But not all members of the club appear to be on the same page.
Danish public broadcaster Danmarks Radio and other European media outlets say the US National Security Agency had eavesdropped on Danish underwater internet cables from 2012 to 2014 to spy on top politicians in Germany, Sweden, Norway and France.
This marks the second time in recent memory that the United States spied on its NATO ally, with the first coming to light in the Edward Snowden leak in 2013.
Moscow is not interested in making peace with Kiev in an intent to keep the conflict protracted, forcing Ukraine to talk to Russia-backed separatists in the Donbass region.
Armin Laschet wins backing of Angela Merkel’s conservatives alliance as Bavaria governor Markus Soeder bows out of race to be the group’s candidate for Germany’s chancellor in a September election.
Senior CDU members have expressed “clear support” for party head Armin Laschet to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel when she retires after more than 16 years on September 26.
Russia has built up troops along the border, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict in Ukraine's mainly Russian-speaking east.
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