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Stop goading the West and let's talk, Williamson urges Russia

2:12am GMT

MUNICH Britain's defence minister accused Russia on Friday of "trying to goad the West into a new arms race" that it does not want and called on Moscow to reset its relationship with Western countries through dialogue.

Stop goading the West and let's talk, UK minister urges Russia

15 Feb 2019

MUNICH Britain's defense minister accused Russia on Friday of "trying to goad the West into a new arms race" that it does not want and called on Moscow to reset its relationship with Western countries through dialogue.

Stop goading the West and let's talk, UK minister urges Russia

15 Feb 2019

* European officials complain of Russian meddling in politics

It's complicated, says Britain's MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue

15 Feb 2019

MUNICH Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no easy answers to concerns about using Chinese supplier Huawei, the chief of Britain's foreign intelligence service said on Friday.

'Black eye' for German economy as it flirts with recession

14 Feb 2019

BERLIN Germany's economy stalled in the final quarter of last year, just skirting recession as fallout from global trade disputes and Brexit put the brakes on a decade of expansion amid signs that exports will stay subdued for the time being. | Video

German state ready to buy company stakes to protect core industry

05 Feb 2019

BERLIN Germany's government could take stakes in key domestic companies to prevent foreign takeovers, its Economy Minister said on Tuesday, presenting a marked shift in industrial strategy he said was needed to safeguard the country's prosperity.

Germany's Merkel drops hint of a "creative" Brexit compromise

04 Feb 2019

TOKYO/BERLIN, Feb 4 German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday offered a way to break the deadlock over the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, calling for a creative compromise to allay concerns over the future of Irish border arrangements.

Trump trade troubles makes Tokyo-bound Merkel big in Japan

31 Jan 2019

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Japan on Sunday for a two-day trip to forge an "alliance of multilateralists" who want to resist U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" approach to trade and China's pursuit of narrow national interests.

Advocating stability abroad, Merkel must mind pitfalls at home

25 Jan 2019

BERLIN Addressing world leaders in Davos this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a robust defence of multilateralism, but looming pitfalls at home risk undermining her globe-trotting advocacy for international cooperation before too long.

German cyber defence agency defends handling of data breach

05 Jan 2019

BERLIN Germany's BSI cyber defence agency on Saturday defended its role in responding to a far-reaching data breach, saying it could not have connected individual cases it was aware of last year until the entire data release became public.

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