Iran nuclear talks hit impasse on details

2015-04-01 21:43

Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear programme as marathon talks continue, but were stuck over key details.

Europe needs plan from Merkel - Greek minister

2015-03-15 21:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel should present an economic growth plan for Europe, says Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

EU, Greece to start technical loan talks

2015-03-10 10:00

Eurozone ministers warn Greece it has "no time to lose" and have agreed on starting technical talks between finance experts from Athens and its creditors.

Pope, Merkel discuss Ukraine, poverty

2015-02-21 16:41

Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the fight against poverty during a private audience at the Vatican.

Ceasefire largely holding in Ukraine

2015-02-15 12:39

A ceasefire between the Kiev government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine appears to be largely holding after it was implemented overnight.

Ukraine summit agrees on new ceasefire

2015-02-12 12:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin has emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.

Leaders to discuss 'last chance' Ukraine peace bid

2015-02-08 14:05

French, German and Ukrainian leaders are to discuss a last-ditch peace bid for east Ukraine with Vladimir Putin on Sunday, after the US called for "deeds" from the Russian leader accused of masterminding the conflict.

Merkel warns Europe to not stray from reform path

2015-01-23 10:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned fellow European leaders not to ease off on economic reforms after the European Central Bank announced bold new moves.

25 000 march in anti-Islamist protest in Germany

2015-01-13 07:49

A record 25 000 anti-Islamist protesters have marched through the German city of Dresden, many holding banners with anti-immigrant slogans, and held a minute's silence for the victims of last week's attacks in France.

Anti-Islam protests to be held across Germany

2015-01-12 09:21

Anti-Islam and anti-refugee protesters are expected to take to the streets across Germany, hoping to boost their ranks after last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.


Hollande, Merkel arrive in Alps for homage

2015-03-25 17:02

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have arrived in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane crashes, to pay homage to the 150 victims.

Merkel: EU army still a long way off

2015-03-10 13:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given her support to a new push to forge a European army in the wake of the outbreak of tensions with Russia.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko agree steps on ceasefire

2015-02-17 10:13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed on concrete steps with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to allow the OSCE to observe the situation in eastern Ukraine given the fragility of the agreed ceasefire.

Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal

2015-02-12 17:07

Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back and Ukraine would trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border, under a new peace deal hammered out between Russia and Ukraine.

Obama: No decision yet on Ukraine arms aid

2015-02-10 05:00

US President Barack Obama said no decision had been made on whether to send weapons to Ukraine to help Kiev battle pro-Russian separatists.

Eurozone reforms to continue - Merkel

2015-01-23 17:45

The European Central Bank's bond-buying programme must not be used as a justification by eurozone governments to slacken economic reforms, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany bans anti-Islamic rally

2015-01-19 09:20

German police have banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic Pegida movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden on Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Nato sees slight improvement in eastern Ukraine

2015-01-12 13:32

Fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels has eased in eastern Ukraine, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, although he voiced concern about the risks to local people.

Merkel: Bar higher to lift Russian sanctions

2015-01-09 13:45

Europe is reportedly hesitant to lift sanctions against Russia until all elements of an agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels are fully implemented.

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