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Hollande voices `concern` to Putin over Ukraine tension: Presidency

French President Francois Hollande voiced his "concern" over a spike in tensions in Ukraine, in a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his office said on Tuesday.

Merkel to urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees: Report

Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited executives from some of Germany`s biggest listed companies to attend a summit next month where she will urge them to hire more refugees, the newspaper Bild reported on Saturday.

Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy after attacks

Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy after attacks

Merkel told reporters that four brutal assaults within a week were "shocking, oppressive and depressing" but not a sign that authorities had lost control.

'Munich gunman planned shooting for a year, chose victims randomly'

'Munich gunman planned shooting for a year, chose victims randomly'

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich had been planning his crime for a year but chose his victims at random, officials said on Sunday.

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

In the chaos after the Munich mall shooting, city residents spontaneously offered shelter to strangers -- a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel said showed that Germany`s strength lies in its values.

UK to relinquish scheduled EU presidency: British PM Theresa May

UK to relinquish scheduled EU presidency: British PM Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said the UK will not take up its six-month presidency of the European Council in 2017.

British PM May set to reassure Germany, France over Brexit

British PM May set to reassure Germany, France over Brexit

May said before her trip that she was heading to Germany and France "so soon after taking office" because she was determined Britain would "make a success of leaving the European Union".

British PM Theresa May to visit Berlin, Paris in first foreign trip

British PM Theresa May to visit Berlin, Paris in first foreign trip

"Theresa May will visit Berlin on Wednesday in her first foreign visit as Britain`s new prime minister", Downing Street said, for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the UK`s preparations to leave the EU.

India calls for quick action against sponsors of terrorism

India calls for quick action against sponsors of terrorism

Vice President Hamid Ansari, at the ongoing Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), called for international cooperation against terrorism after the deadly Nice truck attack in France

Merkel urges Britain to quickly clarify relationship with EU

Merkel urges Britain to quickly clarify relationship with EU

Some British politicians have suggested Britain could have full EU market access, including for its vital financial sector, while limiting the number of EU nationals who enter the country.

Barack Obama urges Angela Merkel to ensure orderly EU exit deal for UK

Barack Obama urges Angela Merkel to ensure orderly EU exit deal for UK

United States President Barack Obama on Saturday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to ensure an orderly transition to a close relationship between Britain and the European Union once the UK leaves the EU, a White House official said.

Russian actions caused `loss of trust` with NATO: Merkel

Russian actions caused `loss of trust` with NATO: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Russia`s actions in Ukraine had eroded mutual trust with the West, speaking on the eve of a major NATO summit in Poland.

Germany to bolster rape law after Cologne mob assaults

Dubbed the "No means No" law by the media, it explicitly covers cases in which a victim withheld consent but did not physically fight back.
 

EU meets without Britain for first time since Brexit vote

EU meets without Britain for first time since Brexit vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned British Prime Minister David Cameron could not "cherry-pick" the terms of the exit negotiation.

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells Britain no 'cherry-picking' in Brexit talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells Britain no 'cherry-picking' in Brexit talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britain on Tuesday it will not be able to cherry-pick the parts of the European Union it wants, such as the single market, without accepting principles like free movement when it negotiates its exit from the bloc.

EU `strong enough` to survive Brexit: Angela Merkel

EU `strong enough` to survive Brexit: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate "cherry-picking" in upcoming negotiations on their future relations.

EU `strong enough` to survive Brexit: Merkel

EU `strong enough` to survive Brexit: Merkel

 Angela Merkel, The German Chancellor said that the European Union could survive Brexit and would continue to guarantee "peace, prosperity and stability".

Germany's Merkel calls for sober EU divorce talks with 'partner' Britain

Germany's Merkel calls for sober EU divorce talks with 'partner' Britain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with Britain on its departure from the European Union, stressing that talks with the "close partner" must take place in a good atmosphere.

'Sad day for Europe, Britain,' says German foreign minister

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier regrets over Britain's decision to leave the EU,tweets "The early morning news from #GreatBritain are truly sobering. It looks like a sad day for #Europe +the #UnitedKingdom".

Germany's Angela Merkel says hopes Britain remains in EU

Germany's Angela Merkel says hopes Britain remains in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Wednesday on the eve of a historic British referendum on membership of the EU that she hoped voters would opt to remain in the bloc.