Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

2015-05-22 09:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the EU’s eastern partners not to expect too much of the block and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wants to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

Merkel insists on invitation to Egyptian leader Sisi

2015-05-20 13:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that she would go ahead with a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite opposition from within her government.

Israeli president welcomed to Germany

2015-05-11 13:16

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has received an official welcome to Germany, beginning a three-day state visit to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Merkel: Germans can never forget death camp horrors

2015-05-03 19:47

Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

ECB examines Greek IOU currency - sources

2015-04-19 14:30

The European Central Bank has analysed a scenario in which Greece runs out of money and starts paying civil servants with IOUs, say sources.

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.


Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now

2015-05-21 13:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

Germany marks 'liberation' from Nazis 70 years on

2015-05-08 13:17

Germany celebrated its "liberation" from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country's neighbours to forgive.

Thousands protest against Europe-US trade deal

2015-04-19 15:30

Thousands of people have marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the US.

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.

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