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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, before departing for his previously unannounced trip to Benghazi, in northern Libya.

German top envoy travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts

Germany’s top diplomat on Thursday travelled to Libya hoping to meet the influential Khalifa Haftar, a general, as part of efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.

Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin discuss Middle East flash-points at Kremlin meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Saturday for talks set to focus on flashpoints in the Middle East.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

Iranian general killing: Angela Merkel to meet Vladimir Putin amid growing tension

Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow Saturday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid escalating tensions following a US drone strike that killed an Iranian general, a German government spokesman said.

France, China call on Iran to preserve nuclear deal

France, Germany and China have called on Iran to preserve the nuclear deal and to avoid any measure that would violate it, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement today after a phone call with his counterparts.

France, Germany declare position on General Soleimani’s killing by US

Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Angela Merkel pledges ‘close partnership’ with Britain’s Boris Johnson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered Britain’s Boris Johnson close cooperation and friendship after the Tory leader scooped a decisive general election victory.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.

NATO leaders gather in London for anniversary summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.
Handout photo released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization shows the atomic enrichment facilities at Natanz nuclear power plant [Handout via AFP]

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new step-back from deal

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran on Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria yesterday with air strikes and artillery fire reported along the border.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey’s president wants Europe to share refugee burden from Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning Europe to share the refugee burden or face a new wave of migrants, as Turkey fears a new influx of Syrian refugees. Erdogan's threat coincides with a surge of migrants entering Greece from Turkey.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney delivers a speech during the opening of the French Employers’ association (Medef) “Rencontre Des Entrepreneurs” summer meeting at the Longchamp horse racetrack in Paris, on August 28, 2019. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Ireland: Britain has ‘nothing credible’ to replace Brexit backstop

Britain has come up with “nothing credible” to replace the controversial Irish backstop in its deal to leave the EU, Ireland’s foreign minister said Friday.

Three children of German Islamic State fighters arrive in Frankfurt

The German government has flown three children of German Islamic State militants to Frankfurt from the Iraqi city of Erbil, a federal police spokesman said late Tuesday.
Newly appointed U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has pressured Japan to participate in a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

Mark Esper urges Japan to join US-led naval mission in Gulf

“Any and every country that has an interest in freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce needs to really consider (being) involved in this type of monitoring of the strait,” Esper, who took office in July, told reporters on Tuesday en route to Tokyo, the Kyodo News agency reported.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

Angela Merkel: Neo-Nazis must be tackled “without taboos”

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Germany must resist neo-Nazis “without any taboos” following the killing of a local politician by a suspected right-wing extremist.

German minister urges signal against nationalism in EU poll

German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, has called on the electorate to reject nationalist forces as elections to the European Parliament kicked off on Thursday.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, as they arrive for a dinner at the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, near Nice, France, on Sunday. EPA-EFE

Xi Jinping meets Emmanuel Macron as French president seeks united EU front on China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met for dinner in the south of France Sunday ahead of official talks with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May seeks Brexit delay to June 30 with option of two-year extension

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will write to the EU on Tuesday to ask for a Brexit extension until the end of June and with a possible two-year delay, the BBC’s political editor said.
Sunday's departure of Joerg Brase, a correspondent for ZDF television, and Thomas Seibert, who works for Tagesspiegel newspaper, comes a day after Germany warned its citizens they risked arrest in Turkey for expressing views Ankara may not like.

German reporters leave Turkey after being denied accreditation

Two German journalists have left Turkey after authorities rejected their press accreditations, a step that drew condemnation from Germany's foreign minister and revived diplomatic tensions.

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