Iran nuclear talks to stretch into third day

High-stakes talks between Iran and global powers on reining in its nuclear programme will stretch into a third day today in Geneva, US officials confirmed.

German foreign minister warns North Korea `playing with fire`

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Wednesday called on North Korea to stop its "war of rhetoric" and said the isolated communist state was "playing with fire".

Germany to cut troops in Afghanistan in 2013

Germany`s Foreign Minister says his country is planning to reduce its troop contingent in Afghanistan by about a quarter over the next year.

No military action against Iran: German FM

Germany`s foreign minister says Europe is determined to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

German foreign minister to tour India, Australia

The visit comes amid a rift over who will succeed ex-IMF chief, Strauss-Kahn.

German foreign minister quitting as party leader

FDP`s Guido Westerwelle did not announce the name of his likely successor.

Yemenis know where hostages are: Germany

Germany Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on a surprise visit to Sana’a on Monday that Yemeni authorities have assured him they know the whereabouts of five Germans and a Briton held hostage since June.

New German Foreign Minister on 1st Moscow visit

Germany`s new Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle emphasised strong relations with Russia during his first visit to Moscow on Friday, but remained discreet on human rights issues.

German FM calls for Afghan withdrawal plan

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called on Sunday for preliminary work over the next four years towards laying down a plan to withdraw German troops from Afghanistan.