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Use influence to achieve ceasefire in Ukraine: Merkel to Putin

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 13:29

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence over the pro-Russian separatists to achieve an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian passenger plane with 298 people on board was brought down by a missile.

CIA station chief leaves Germany after expulsion order

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 01:49

The CIA station chief in Germany left the country today after Berlin`s shock decision last week to demand his expulsion, the US and German governments said.

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Germany`s Merkel for FIFA WC win

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:38

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the "splendid victory" of her country`s football team in just-wrapped FIFA World Cup held in Brazil.

Obama calls German Chancellor to discuss Iran and Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 07:49

US President Barack Obama has called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the current Ukraine situation and the progress made in negotiations with Iran and its nuclear program.

Germany script history, beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 10:30

Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.

Germany, US `great friends` despite new spying row: John Kerry

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:07

Germany and the United States remain "great friends" despite a new spying scandal that saw the CIA station chief in Berlin expelled, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted.

Angela Merkel laments breakdown of trust in US spy row

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 21:29

Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the breakdown in trust between Germany and the United States amid a spying row that saw the CIA chief in Berlin expelled from the country.

Narendra Modi leaves for Brazil tomorrow

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 14:54

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves here tomorrow for Brazil for attending the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15 which is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations.

Germany says expulsion of US spy chief was inevitable

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:51

Germany`s decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an inevitable response to fresh allegations of US spying on Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

Anger mounts as Germany unearths second US spy suspect

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 05:45

German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected US spy in the defence ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.

No meeting with Merkel during Modi`s transit halt in Germany

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:00

There will not be any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during Modi`s transit halt in Germany on July 13 en route to Brazil for the BRICS Summit.

Merkel raises human rights on China trip

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 11:48

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the issue of human rights publicly in China on Tuesday unlike many Western visitors invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall and telling students their country needed "free dialogue". <br><br> The German leader, who grew up in the former East Germany, noted in her carefully worded remarks at the elite Tsinghua University in Beijing that China and Germany have a forum to discuss rights.