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Narendra Modi may meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on way to BRICS summit

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:14

A meeting may take place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his halt in Germany on way to Brazil for the BRICS summit this month.

Germany to adopt minimum wage to help working poor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:09

The minimum wage of 8.50 euros an hour will eventually benefit more than five million workers in the low-wage sector.

France, Germany pushing for Ukraine `de-escalation`: Fabius

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:09

France said Tuesday there would be no let-up in diplomatic efforts to bring peace to Ukraine as the Kiev government announced the end of a ceasefire in the restive east of the country.

Europe warns Putin on eve of Ukraine truce deadline

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:45

The leaders of Germany and France warned Vladimir Putin Sunday that Russia could be hit with punishing sanctions within days unless he forced Ukrainian rebels Moscow is accused of backing to suspend their deadly uprising.

Ukraine phone talks between leaders last over two hours

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:38

French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.

Ukraine phone talks between leaders last over two hours

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:38

French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.

Merkel praises would-be Hitler assassins

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:46

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tribute on Saturday to the army officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler towards the end of the Second World War.

Putin, Merkel discuss `need to extend Ukraine ceasefire`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 18:55

Russian President Vladimir Putin today told German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said, noting the two leaders discussed the need to extend Kiev`s week-long ceasefire.

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande to continue talks Thursday: Kiev

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 21:34

A crunch round of telephone diplomacy between Ukraine`s new Western-backed leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will continue Thursday, Kiev said.

Hollande, Merkel seek mechanism to oversee Ukraine truce

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 21:01

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday pressed for a mechanism to oversee the truce in Ukraine in a telephone conversation with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders that lasted more than an hour.

Merkel says `no tragedy` if Juncker vote not unanimous

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:05

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday it will be "no tragedy" if her favoured candidate for European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is elected with less than a unanimous vote.

Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:37

Ukraine pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other Western allies today to help settle a pro-Russian uprising that has raged on in the industrial east despite Kiev`s unilateral ceasefire.