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.
World leaders hold a virtual G20 event headlined “A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust”, instead of the traditional January event in Davos, Switzerland.
Armin Laschet, regional premier who positioned himself as heir to Chancellor Angela Merkel's centrist course, is elected new leader of Christian Democrats, placing him in pole position to become Germany's next chancellor.
The Christian Democratic Union will elect a new leader in a vote that could define what the party will look like in a post-Merkel era.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a videoconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Ankara wants to turn over a new leaf in its relations with the European Union.
Germany's Merkel and France's Macron say Europe must reform open-border Schengen area in light of recent terrorist attacks, in an online summit of continent's main leaders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he stands ready to send police to Belarus if protests there turn violent, but sees no such need yet.
The Trump administration has pushed to reduce US troops in Germany for years, criticising Berlin for failing to meet NATO defence spending targets.
Europe is in the depths of its deepest recession since World War II and the leaders are seeking common ground on the terms of $857 billion stimulus package that would help lift those hardest hit by the pandemic.
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