SPD candidate Martin Schulz has proposed a roll-back of the labor reforms introduced by the last SPD chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, opening the window wider” for a center-left coalition.
Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency.
Envoys from leading global powers called Thursday for greater co-operation to tackle current conflicts and prevent future crises, pushing back against the isolationist tendencies associated with the new U.S. administration.
Defense minister Ursula von der Leyen has said that Germany’s army needs a bigger budget if it is to keep up with NATO requirements.
Austria’s Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) has said that in principle he understands why US President Donald Trump has promised to build a wall between the US and Mexico.
The official reason given for the cancelation is the election in Germany, but German and Israeli sources say the real reason was Berlin’s anger at Israel’s expropriation law.
Steinmeier, Germany’s former foreign minister, was elected in Berlin by a special assembly that was made up of the 630 members of parliament’s lower house and an equal number of representatives from Germany’s 16 states.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen met US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon on Friday, reaffirming their commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Countries along a route commonly used by people trying to reach central and western Europe agreed on Wednesday to fortify their already hard borders.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Warsaw on Tuesday hoping to find common ground during a difficult geopolitical moment.