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Germany urges 'prudence' in potential sanctions against Russia

Germany urges 'prudence' in potential sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Scholz has urged Europe and the United States to think carefully when considering sanctions against Russia for any aggression against Ukraine in a crisis pitting Berlin’s main gas supplier against its biggest …

Israel to buy three military submarines from Germany

Israel to buy three military submarines from Germany

Israel announced a deal with Germany to develop and purchase three submarines from German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp for three billion euros ($3.4 billion). "The new submarines will upgrade the capabilities of the Israeli navy, …

Germany sets daily record with over 110,000 new COVID cases

Germany sets daily record with over 110,000 new COVID cases

Germany on Wednesday reported more than 110,000 coronavirus cases in a day, a new record since the pandemic began two years ago. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country's disease control agency, has confirmed 112,323 COVID-19 …

Germany wants stable relations with Russia - diplomat

Germany wants stable relations with Russia - diplomat

The German cabinet of ministers wants to have stable relations with Russia, both countries have a long list of issues to discuss, German Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock said on Monday before traveling for talks to Kiev and …

German chancellor welcomes Russia-US contacts on security

German chancellor welcomes Russia-US contacts on security

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called important and necessary Russia’s contacts with NATO and the US on security issues. "It is very important that we are using different formats," he said in Berlin on Thursday after …

German defense chief assesses Russia-NATO talks

German defense chief assesses Russia-NATO talks

Speaking to the German broadcaster RBB German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Thursday that she welcomed contacts between Russia and NATO on Europe’s security situation. "We are now in a situation where we can …

Scholz and Putin may meet in January - media

Scholz and Putin may meet in January - media

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz considers efforts to build relations with Russia as an important factor and is going to place this issue under his personal control and expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin already in January, the …

German Foreign Minister expects to meet with Lavrov soon

German Foreign Minister expects to meet with Lavrov soon

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hopes to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov soon. She stated this in an interview with DPA. "In this very tense situation, it is important for me …

German FM doesn't see swift Russian return to G7

German FM doesn't see swift Russian return to G7

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says she cannot see Russia returning to the Group of Seven industrialized nations in the foreseeable future. "It is of course very painful that Russia has excluded itself from this circle …

Baerbock vows new law to curb weapons exports

Baerbock vows new law to curb weapons exports

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the new coalition government would introduce a law that tightens curbs on weapons exports.  The Green party politician made the comments days after it was revealed …

Germany reports first death with Omicron variant

Germany reports first death with Omicron variant

Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious disease confirmed the country's first death due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Thursday. The person was between the age of 60 and 79, the institute said. …

Germany set to restrict contacts for the vaccinated

Germany set to restrict contacts for the vaccinated

German leaders are considering tougher contact restrictions and an accelerated booster campaign among other measures after experts warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant could bring critical infrastructure to breaking point. …

How far will NATO go in confrontation with Russia?

How far will NATO go in confrontation with Russia?

NATO will not let Moscow dictate the alliance's military posture, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on a visit to German troops based in Lithuania. "We need to solve the current tensions on the diplomatic …