Austrian leaders said the EU should end talks over Turkey’s bid to join its ranks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a controversial referendum on gaining further powers.
Germany calls for fresh efforts to bolster a ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, where fighting between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces has left nearly 10,000 people dead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkish leaders should open talks with opponents after a narrow referendum win highlighted divisions within their country.
Angela Merkel and her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) were the bigger winners in the public broadcaster ARD’s monthly game of “Whom Would You Rather?”
Thousands of pro-Europe demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across Germany and Europe. A minute’s silence was also held for the victims of the Stockholm and St. Petersburg attacks.
Russia will support a probe into the chemical weapons attack in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. He also warned the US against further military escalation: Gabriel.
EU sanctions against Russia over eastern Ukraine are causing great damage to trade and should be gradually relaxed, Wintershall CEO Mario Mehren said.
Having lost all its seats at the last election, the Free Democratic Party is plotting its return to the Bundestag. New party chief Christian Lindner is optimistic of the party’s chances in September.
The Central European University, an intellectual hub in Budapest that was founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, has pledged to fight what it says is the Hungarian government’s attempt to shut it down.
Two German firms are among the 700 listed as showing interest in building Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border. One has already distanced itself from the project – while the other says it is protesting against it. Deutsche Welle reports.