Merkel says still `a lot to do` for Greek debt deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday there was still a lot of work needed to reach agreement with Greece on its debt bailout, as tortuous talks drag on amid fears Athens could run out of money.

French, German leaders hold talks with Greek PM in Riga

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany on Thursday, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.

Eastern Partnership not an `instrument` of EU enlargement: Merkel

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the European Union`s Eastern Partnership project with ex-Soviet states was "not an instrument" of EU enlargement policy.

Poll shows a third of Germans feel deceived by Merkel in spy row

One in three Germans feels deceived by Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding a row over spying on Germans, but almost half are not very interested in the whole affair, a poll showed on Wednesday.

Merkel's party suffers another state loss as Eurosceptics scrape in

 The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party was set to win seats in a fifth straight regional parliament on Sunday after an election in the city-state of Bremen where Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservatives were badly beaten.

Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended the infamous pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that agreed to divide up eastern Europe during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel says `still no ceasefire` in east Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said there was still no genuine ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, as she paid a visit to Moscow to commemorate millions of Soviet soldiers and civilians who died in WWII.

Merkel urges cooperation after missing Russian WWII victory parade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday paid tribute to Soviet soldiers killed in WWII as she called for cooperation with Russia amid tensions over Ukraine.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Moscow for Putin talks: Official

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday arrived in Moscow to commemorate Soviet soldiers killed in WWII after she stayed away from Russia`s huge military parade to mark victory over Nazi Germany.

Putin, Merkel to pay respects to WWII dead

 Vladimir Putin was due Sunday to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will commemorate the memory of Soviet soldiers killed in WWII after she stayed away from Russia`s military parade.

Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles
Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

Tanks and troops paraded across Moscow`s Red Square on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Germany bolsters staffing to handle asylum seeker surge

Germany plans to nearly double the workforce in its refugee office, adding up to 2,000 jobs, a minister said Friday, as soaring numbers of people seek asylum in Europe`s top economy.

Germany passes disputed Autobahn toll

The German Parliament passed on Friday a law to charge foreign motorists for using the country`s famed Autobahn network, drawing angry reactions from neighbouring states and threats of legal action.

German Navy ship in Mediterranean migrant rescue

A German Navy ship on Friday came to the rescue of a boat carrying some 200 migrants in the Mediterranean, the Defence Ministry said, days after it joined a beefed-up EU mission.

Germany marks `liberation` from Nazis 70 years on
Germany marks `liberation` from Nazis 70 years on

Germany on Friday celebrated its "liberation" from the Nazis 70 years ago, with Speaker of Parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country`s neighbours to forgive.

German opposition targets Merkel ally in US spy scandal

Germany's opposition kept up its attack on Angela Merkel's government on Wednesday, charging that it did nothing to stop its foreign intelligence service spy on European politicians and companies for the United States.

French FM to visit Moscow for WWII victory celebrations

 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would go to Russia for Saturday`s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany which is being boycotted by most Western countries.

Merkel in anti-Semitism warning, marks Nazi camp's liberation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday that society must "never close its eyes" to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

Merkel defends cooperation with US spy agency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday insisted her country needed to work with American intelligence agencies, in the wake of claims Berlin helped the US spy on EU leaders and companies.

Merkel says Germans can never forget death camp horrors

Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich.