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.
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes responsibility, drops plans for a five-day shutdown in Germany over Easter that prompted confusion and criticism from the public and businesses.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the Order of Merit to Ozlem Tureci and Ugur Sahin, whose families were migrants of Turkish origin, at a ceremony held at the Bellevue Palace, which was also attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
A struggling economy, vaccine side effects and a new variant that can evade PCR tests are making France’s Covid-19 strategy inordinately difficult.
An administrative court in Cologne rules that spying on the far-right Alternative for Germany party, AfD, puts it at a disadvantage and amounts to interference with the democratic process.
President Joe Biden has said the US' traditional allies should once again have confidence in Washington's leadership, in his first major international address on foreign policy.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stresses Ankara's determination to boost relations with the European Union in a video talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Moscow announced the expulsions just hours after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss ties.
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