Center-left leader Olaf Scholz has been sworn in as Germany’s ninth chancellor since World War Two, but he faces significant challenges.
The leaders of the Social Democrats, Greens, and the Free Democrats who pledged to phase-out coal and legalize soft drugs have signed their three-party coalition deal.
Leaders of the United States, Germany, Italy, France and Britain on Monday emphasized the need to provide a united front in the face of Russian threats and hostility.
Germany’s outgoing chancellor said Thursday that vaccination could become mandatory in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, from February.
Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, will have a new government of Social Democrats, Greens, and liberal parties that seek to phase-out coal by 2030 while legalizing “soft” drugs.
Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged at least $1.7 billion Tuesday to avert an economic catastrophe in Afghanistan. Still, it was unclear when and where the promised money would arrive.
During a joint press conference Sunday alongside Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that negotiations over the return to the nuclear deal have entered “very decisive weeks.”
Germany, Europe’s largest economy, came a step closer to having a new government Thursday some 10 days after the German center-left Social Democrats won parliamentary elections.
Germany has demanded the “humane” treatment of migrants at the European Union’s external border with Belarus. The appeal comes days after Worthy News and other outlets highlights the plight of migrants fleeing war persecution and poverty who are trapped near Poland.
Tough coalition talks have begun in Germany after the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) claimed a narrow victory in Sunday’s federal election. They defeated the conservative block of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, who ruled Germany for 16 years.
Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed victory in the federal parliamentary election in a significant political turnaround. The outcome came as a setback for the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, who ruled Germany for 16 years.
In a postwar political turnaround, Germany’s center-left Social Democrats (SPD) were moving towards election victory, as projected results appeared bleak for the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Germany’s closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union’s largest economy following 16 years under Angela Merkel. However, the party of the departing chancellor is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign.
The German ambassador to China who was a confidant of Chancellor Angela Merkel has suddenly died, the Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West not to interfere in Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, amid signs that China and Russia are increasing their footprint there. The authoritarian leader said Western nations “must stop the irresponsible policy of imposing foreign values from abroad.”
Amid a backlash against COVID-19 vaccine “health passes” elsewhere in Europe, Germany on Tuesday announced new restrictions on the unvaccinated, including ending free coronavirus testing.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a huge emergency aid package Wednesday for flood-stricken regions of Germany and said billions would be needed to rebuild homes, businesses and vital infrastructure.
At least 130 people were confirmed dead, and as many as 1,300 people remained missing as devastating floods hit Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed there is “a window of opportunity” now for talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the French presidency said.
Belarus accuses the United States and several of its allies of organizing a coup and says it has closed its border with Ukraine from where weapons allegedly arrive. The autocratic president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said the illegal arms deliveries were coordinated by Washington and some European nations.