- Greek leader defends bailout plan in talks with creditors Updated: Jun-03-15 3:25 pm
BRUSSELS - Greece's prime minister entered a showdown with creditors on Wednesday in Brussels, where each side would present proposals in the hope of reaching a deal to unlock bailout loans and save the country from financial disaster.
- The Latest: Paraguay president CONMEBOL immunity lifted Updated: Jun-03-15 1:08 pm
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- Protester disrupts news conference with Egypt's el-Sissi Updated: Jun-03-15 11:28 am
BERLIN - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended his government's human rights track record Wednesday, saying he was operating "amid very difficult circumstances" after Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the country's widespread use of the death penalty.
- Egypt's el-Sissi heads to Germany, seeking Western support Updated: Jun-02-15 12:56 pm
CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travels to Berlin on Tuesday, where German leaders are ready to roll out the red carpet for the ex-general despite what monitors describe as his government's abysmal human rights record.
- German politician casts doubt on UK timetable for EU change Updated: Jun-01-15 8:55 am
LONDON - A prominent German lawmaker has cast doubt on British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to fundamentally change the European Union, arguing that a two-year timetable is too short to resolve the legal issues needed for a treaty change.
- EU's Juncker skeptical over planned German car toll Updated: Jun-01-15 2:47 am
BERLIN - The head of the European Union's executive Commission says it has "significant doubts" as to whether Germany's plan for a highway car toll to raise money from foreign drivers complies with EU law.
- Russia's Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else Updated: May-31-15 1:41 am
WASHINGTON - Russia's Vladimir Putin won't be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as part of the punishment for alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
- Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal Updated: May-30-15 6:23 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany.
- EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm Updated: May-22-15 10:32 am
RIGA, Latvia - The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.
- Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks Updated: May-22-15 6:49 am
RIGA, Latvia - With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that "very, very intensive work is still needed."
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection Updated: May-19-15 7:17 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.
- Kerry heads to Russia in first visit since Ukraine crisis Updated: May-11-15 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry departed Monday for Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin, on his first visit to the country since relations between Washington and Moscow plummeted to post-Cold War lows amid disagreements over Ukraine and Syria.
- Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels Updated: May-10-15 12:04 pm
MOSCOW - Russia must do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a cease-fire that has been strained in recent weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday during a visit to Moscow.
- Germany's Schaeuble reaffirms will to keep Greece in euro Updated: May-10-15 8:47 am
BERLIN - Germany's finance minister says his country will do everything it can to keep Greece in the eurozone under "justifiable conditions."
- Putin takes swipe at US in Victory Day speech Updated: May-09-15 10:28 am
MOSCOW - Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany and the Red Army's key role in the defeat.
- Germany: official backed demand to probe leaks about rifle Updated: May-07-15 11:58 am
BERLIN - Germany's defense minister said Thursday that a senior official supported an arms manufacturer's bid to get the country's military intelligence service to probe leaks about alleged shortcomings of its assault rifle - a weapon that she has since ordered replaced.
- Germans today see Nazi defeat as liberation Updated: May-07-15 11:49 am
BERLIN - Millions of Germans experienced the fall of Nazi Germany 70 years ago Friday as total defeat. Today, most Germans view it as liberation from 12 years of tyranny.