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NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China, report to say

30 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS/BERLIN NATO must think harder about how to handle China and its military rise, though Russia will remain its main adversary during this decade, according to a report to be published on Tuesday on reforming the Atlantic alliance.

Germany braces for extension of lockdown until Dec. 20

22 Nov 2020

BERLIN Germany will have to extend its measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic until Dec. 20, according to senior politicians and a draft proposal obtained by Reuters on Sunday.

Record COVID infections in Germany up pressure for stricter measures

20 Nov 2020

BERLIN Germany reported a record number of new coronavirus cases on Friday, upping the pressure on leaders of the country's 16 federal states to implement stricter restrictions favoured by Chancellor Angela Merkel to tame a second wave before Christmas.

Germany's Merkel pushes stricter COVID measures, states want to wait and see

16 Nov 2020

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday leaders of the country's 16 federal states were resisting her efforts to agree stricter measures to fight a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, two weeks into a partial nationwide lockdown.

Merkel, German states consider tougher COVID-measures - document

16 Nov 2020

BERLIN Germany's federal government and states are considering new COVID-19 measures to halt the rise in infections, such as dramatically reducing the number of people at household gatherings and compulsory mask wearing for school students.

German minister sees COVID-19 restrictions through winter

12 Nov 2020

BERLIN Germany's health minister said on Thursday he expects restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic will continue through winter, with life unlikely to get back to normal in December or January even if infections fall.

Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown as coronavirus surges

28 Oct 2020

BERLIN Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theatres to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that risks overwhelming hospitals, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. | Video

Bund plant drastische Corona-Maßnahmen - Todeszahl steigt rasch

28 Oct 2020

Berlin Angesichts der immer rascheren Ausbreitung der Coronavirus-Pandemie schlägt die Bundesregierung drastische Einschränkungen für den kommenden Monat vor.

EU leaders break deadlock to impose sanctions on Belarus

02 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS EU leaders broke a diplomatic deadlock on Friday and imposed sanctions on Belarus after hours of summit talks, assuring Cyprus that the bloc would also punish Turkey if it continues oil and gas drilling in disputed areas of the Mediterranean. | Video

Nato will militärische Zwischenfälle im Mittelmeer verhindern

28 Aug 2020

Berlin Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg sucht im Gasstreit zwischen der Türkei und Griechenland nach Möglichkeiten, um unbeabsichtigte militärische Zusammenstöße zu verhindern.

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PM Johnson and EU chief seek to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday to try to break an impasse in trade talks with time running out to avoid a chaotic end to the Brexit saga.