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Merkel: Russian sanctions remain unavoidable

2014-12-18 13:53

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that sanctions against Russia over Ukraine remain unavoidable as long as Moscow does not respect Ukrainian sovereignty.

Germany approves toll on foreign motorists

2014-12-17 13:45

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved draft legislation to implement a toll on foreign motorists using German roads.

Fires break out at German refugee site

2014-12-12 18:32

Security at asylum sites in Bavaria is being stepped up, after fires broke out at three empty buildings earmarked to house asylum seekers.

Ukraine army, rebels to pull back heavy weapons

2014-12-10 14:53

The Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels are due to start pulling back heavy weapons from the frontline, after an agreed ceasefire.

ISIS most brutal threat ever to region, says Merkel

2014-11-26 15:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria are one of the greatest ever threats to the region.

Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel

2014-11-22 18:00

Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, a report says.

Merkel aide rules out working with Assad

2014-11-11 16:52

Syrian President Bashar Assad is to blame for the civil war engulfing his country and the West should not talk to him just because ISIS is “even worse”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's foreign policy adviser says.

Eurozone is fragile, warns Merkel

2014-11-04 18:20

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the eurozone is extremely fragile, making clear that Europe's biggest economy will not borrow more to invest.

Merkel: No breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

2014-10-17 16:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit have not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.

Airbus-China partnership keeps growing

2014-10-10 17:00

Airbus and its Chinese partners have re-confirmed their intention to set up an A330 completion and delivery centre in Tianjin, China.

New Russia sanctions to be implemented: Merkel

2014-09-10 16:30

The European Union should go ahead with the announcement of new economic sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged.

Too awful to contemplate

2014-09-04 07:13

Is war between Russia and the West inevitable, asks Leopold Scholtz.

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

2014-08-31 07:32

European leaders have named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges.

Ukraine: Won't sacrifice sovereignty for peace

2014-08-23 18:46

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that Kiev will not sacrifice its sovereignty for peace, following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Foley's killing 'first IS attack on US'

2014-08-20 15:52

The murder of US journalist James Foley by the so-called Islamic State is the extremist group's "first terrorist attack against the United States", a former head of the CIA has warned.

Germany open to sending military aid to Iraq govt

2014-08-13 10:15

Germany's foreign minister has raised the possibility of sending military assistance to the Iraqi government, following a dramatic push by Islamic State militants.

SA pilot was upgraded on ill-fated MH17

2014-07-20 09:16

SA pilot Cameron Dalziel sent a “brag” photo to his wife and sons after having been upgraded to business class on the ill-fated Malaysia Airline flight that was shot down over the Ukraine.

Ukraine fighting rages as ministers prepare meeting

2014-07-02 12:28

Ukrainian government forces have pressed on with a military drive as Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France prepared a meeting of foreign ministers to control the crisis.

Merkel wants EU-Mercosur free trade pact

2014-06-16 19:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will do her utmost to create a free trade deal between the EU and South America's Mercosur trade bloc.

Obama, Cameron set new Russia sanctions deadline

2014-06-06 05:00

Obama and Cameron lay out new conditions for Putin in Ukraine to avoid tougher sanctions

Merkel congratulates Ukraine's president-elect

2014-05-27 14:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko by phone and says the country's vote showed Ukrainians wanted unity, democracy and peace.

Germany finalises pension reform

2014-05-19 16:22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition has agreed the final details of pension reform to lower the retirement age for some people.

EU efforts squashed by fresh Ukraine violence

2014-05-14 13:33

Separatist rebels have killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in a bloody ambush in the restive east, rattling efforts by Europe to step up a diplomatic push to resolve the escalating crisis.

Rebels hold vote to split from Ukraine

2014-05-11 08:21

Voting has begun in referendums called by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine to split from the rest of the ex-Soviet republic, as the West fears that the polls could spark civil war.

 

Aliens to pay tolls for Autobahn drives

2014-12-18 09:10

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the green light to implement road-tolling for foreign drivers using roads through Germany.

Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

2014-12-17 10:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

German cabinet trims union's power

2014-12-12 13:25

The German government has approved a draft law to limit the power of small labour unions whose strikes have paralysed train and air traffic.

Countdown to missed opportunity for EU

2014-11-23 14:15

When European Union leaders meet under new management, they have a chance to revive Europe's stalled economy, but all the signs show they are set to fall short.

Merkel heads for a pub in Brisbane

2014-11-15 10:17

While most of the world leaders arriving in Australia for the G20 summit went straight to their luxury hotels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel opted to head to one of Brisbane's most popular pub strips.

Thousands of balloons celebrate Berlin Wall fall

2014-11-09 22:05

Thousands of illuminated balloons have sailed into the sky at the Berlin Wall, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall proved that "dreams can come true".

Tolls roll out for German 'bahn drivers

2014-10-31 09:28

A controversial plan to toll Germany's 13 000km of autobahn has emerged. Within the car-loving country, the issue of charging drivers has often been debated passionately.

Germany can't exit coal-fired energy

2014-10-13 09:45

Germany has dismissed a report suggesting it planned to exit coal-fired power generation, saying this would impose too great a burden on industry.

Merkel wants end to Russia, Ukraine gas dispute

2014-09-23 17:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a rapid end to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.

Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

2014-09-06 14:06

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of attacks and a spike in anti-Israel sentiment since the Gaza conflict.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

2014-08-31 11:27

European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

French govt dissolved amid feud, stagnant economy

2014-08-25 14:43

French President Francois Hollande has dissolved the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.

German vice chancellor urges 'federal' Ukraine

2014-08-23 12:00

Germany's vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, says establishing a federal Ukraine will be the only viable solution to the crisis pitting Kiev against pro-Russian separatists.

Stop sending arms to Ukraine, Merkel urges Putin

2014-08-16 11:35

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "stop the flow of military equipment, military advisers and armed personnel crossing the border with Ukraine".

Sanctions will hurt, but needed - Germany

2014-08-03 20:36

Tough economic sanctions against Russia will hurt Germany's economy but they are necessary for the sake of peace in Europe, says Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel.

Obama speaks to Merkel after spy row

2014-07-16 16:50

President Barack Obama has spoken to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station in Berlin.

Merkel: Spying on allies a waste of energy

2014-07-10 16:48

Spying on allies is a waste of energy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said when asked about two suspected US spy cases that have come to light in the last few days.

Ukraine's president faces decision on cease-fire

2014-06-30 18:03

Ukraine's president faces a decision on whether to extend a shaky cease-fire with pro-Russia rebels in the country's east.

Russia's responsibility to stabilise Ukraine - Merkel

2014-06-07 05:15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to "live up to its responsibility" to ease the crisis in Ukraine as she held talks with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of D-Day ceremonies.

Merkel ready to toughen Russia sanctions

2014-06-04 15:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would not hesitate to impose economic sanctions on Russia if the situation in Ukraine were further destabilised.

EU must create jobs to counter populist wave

2014-05-26 18:05

Germany's Angela Merkel has expressed regret that populist parties had done well in EU elections, saying it was up to governments to win back voters.

EU partly to blame for Ukraine crisis

2014-05-14 18:10

Europe is partly to blame for the crisis in Ukraine although this is no excuse for Russian behaviour towards the former Soviet republic, Angela Merkel's deputy says.

Italy minister attacks Merkel's 'crippling' views

2014-05-12 14:50

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has risked undermining upcoming elections for the European Parliament with her "crippling" views, Italy's junior minister for EU affairs has charged.

Russia, Ukraine eye Victory Day celebrations

2014-05-07 13:32

Russia is gearing up for hugely patriotic celebrations of its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, but festivities in neighbouring Ukraine will be muted amid fears of provocations.

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