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Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Saudi Arabia in November recalled its ambassador from Berlin following the eyebrow-raising resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon's prime minister while visiting Riyadh

Israel PM corrects German minister on two-state support

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:08 PM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank town of Ramallah

GABRIEL AND ABBAS. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (L) meets with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at the Palestinian presidential complex in the West Bank city of Ramallah on January 31, 2018. Photo by Atef Safadi/AFP

German, Turkish top diplomats vow to heal ties

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:32 PM

'We have both given ourselves the task to do everything to overcome the difficulties in German-Turkish relations," said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who hosted his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, at his home

SIGMAR AND MEVLUT. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (L) talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu during his visit on January 6, 2018 in Goslar, central Germany. Photo by Swen Pförtner/AFP

Turkey accuses Germany's Gabriel of copying 'racists, far right'

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:31 PM

The dispute between Ankara and Berlin is showing no signs of easing as both sides make tit for tat remarks against each other following comments made by the Turkish head of state

TURKEY-GERMANY RELATIONS. This combination of file pictures created on August 23, 2017 shows Turkey's minister for EU Affairs of Turkey Omer Celik (L) giving a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 25, 2017 and German Minister of Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel speaking during a joint press conference on April 5, 2017 at the EU headquarters in Brussels. File photo by John Thys / AFP

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Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests – German FM

May 29, 2017 - 11:25 PM

The sharp words from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel come after Trump concluded his first official tour abroad which took him to Saudi Arabia Israel Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit

SIGMAR GABRIEL. German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press statement on March 8, 2017 at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin. File photo by Michael Kappeler / dpa / AFP

Turkey, Germany must rebuild friendship 'step by step' – German FM

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Ankara and Berlin are locked in a new row over the past week because of a ban imposed by several German local authorities on rallies by Turkish ministers

SIGMAR GABRIEL. German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press statement on March 8, 2017 at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin. Photo by Michael Kappeler / dpa / AFP

EU leaders vow 'firm' response to Trump

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:41 AM

French President Francois Hollande vows a firm response to a growing list of pronouncements by the maverick tycoon including his encouragement for Brexit and suspension of all refugee arrivals

French President Francois Hollande speaks to the press at the Southern EU countries summit held at Belem cultural center in Lisbon on January 28, 2017. Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Ex EU parliament head Schulz to stand against Germany's Merkel

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:17 AM

The announcement comes after SPD party leader and vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel surprised observers by saying he would step aside to make room for Schulz

German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and former European Parliament President Martin Schulz arrive at a press conference at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin on January 24, 2017. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Merkel's coalition at odds over next presidential candidate

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:25 AM

With German parties shifting into campaign mode presidential succession discussions have turned into a display of political power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits ahead of the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on October 26, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Hungary seals border to refugees as Germany slams 'disgraceful' EU

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Hungary effectively seals its border with Serbia to stem the massive influx of refugees as Germany slams the disgraceful refusal of other EU countries to accept more migrants after 22 died in yet another shipwreck

LOCKED OUT. A group of migrants and refugees wait for police formalities after being stopped for crossing illegally close to the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, on September 15, 2015, as a new border protection law is put into place. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek / Agence France-Presse

EU divided as record wave of refugees stream into bloc

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:37 AM

The European Union is bitterly divided over how to cope with the biggest migrant crisis since World War II with some countries on the bloc s borders hardening their stance while others in Western Europe have opened their doors

Germany, France demand 'serious' proposals from Greece after 'No' vote

Jul 07, 2015 - 9:54 AM

It is now up to the government of Alexis Tsipras to make serious credible proposals so that this willingness to stay in the eurozone can translate into a lasting program

UNITED FRONT. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive to deliver a speech to the press following a crisis meeting at the Elysee Palace regarding Greece, in Paris, France, July 6, 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA

10 days in the Greek debt crisis

Jul 07, 2015 - 12:22 AM

Greek voters defiant rejection of the terms of an international bailout in Sunday s referendum caps a dramatic week for the country in its standoff with EU IMF creditor who are demanding tough austerity measures in exchange for further rescue funds

WAITING. A homeless man sleeps in a cardboard box outside a closed shop in the center of Athens on July 5, 2015. Photo by Andreas Solaro / AFP

IMF 'ready to assist Greece if requested'

Jul 06, 2015 - 11:24 PM

IMF chief Christine Lagarde says the global crisis lender would assist Greece if asked a day after Greek voters rejected a prior bailout plan

‘NO TO FEAR.’ A woman withdraws money from an ATM machine next to a beggar and a graffiti reading "No to fear" in Thessaloniki on July 6, 2015. More than 61 percent of Greek voters rejected fresh austerity demands by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a historic referendum, official results from over 95 percent of polling stations showed. Photo by Sakis Mitrolidis / AFP

Europe scrambles to respond to Greek 'No' on bailout

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:44 AM

European leaders react with a mix of dismay and caution after Greek voters defy their warnings and vote No in a historic referendum

CELEBRATION. Supporters of the 'No' campaign react after the results of the referendum in Athens, Greece, 05 July 2015. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Germany scraps major arms deal with Russia

Aug 04, 2014 - 6:01 PM

By stopping the deal Germany goes beyond economic sanctions against Russia agreed last week by the European Union

Expect more sluggish growth in eurozone: analysts

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Recent growth figure data for the eurozone economy point to a modest recovery as key problems remain

SLUGGISH GROWTH. The Euro logo is pictured in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, on February 6, 2014. Daniel Roland/AFP