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Putin's Stasi identity card discovered in German archives

11 Dec 2018

BERLIN The identity card, issued more than three decades ago by East Germany's Stasi secret police, would be of little interest were it not for the name of the man staring out: Vladimir Putin.

Ukrainian leader says Putin wants his whole country, asks for NATO help

30 Nov 2018

BERLIN/MOSCOW Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday of wanting to annex his entire country and called for NATO to deploy warships to a sea shared by the two nations.

Ukrainian leader says Putin wants his whole country, asks for NATO help

29 Nov 2018

BERLIN/MOSCOW, Nov 29 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Russia's Vladimir Putin of wanting to annex his entire country and called for NATO to deploy warships to a sea shared by the two nations.

German far-right leader attacks media over donations scandal

16 Nov 2018

BERLIN Alice Weidel, co-leader of Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), on Friday accused media that uncovered evidence of large, unexplained donations to her party of seeking to discredit her.

Germany's Scholz sees Italy taking steps to resolve budget row

12 Nov 2018

BERLIN German Finance Minster Olaf Scholz said on Monday he expected Italy to take steps to resolve a row with EU authorities over its 2019 budget and he was a "quite optimistic" about a solution to the dispute.

German conservatives pitch for women's vote in Merkel succession

09 Nov 2018

BERLIN The two frontrunners to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as Christian Democrat (CDU) leader pitched for the support of women in the party on Friday after polling showed that views of Germany's first female chancellor differed markedly by gender.

Outgoing German spy chief sacked for branding SPD as "radical left"

05 Nov 2018

BERLIN Germany's outgoing domestic intelligence chief was sacked on Monday over a speech given behind closed doors condemning "naive and leftist" government policies and hinting that he was considering entering politics.

Loose cannon spy reopens German coalition row

05 Nov 2018

BERLIN, Nov 5 German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer faced renewed calls on Monday to dismiss the outgoing head of domestic intelligence from a new advisory role, threatening to re-open a rift which Angela Merkel's fractious coalition had only just patched up.

Conservative contenders vie to overturn Merkel's centrism

31 Oct 2018

BERLIN Two leading contenders to replace Angela Merkel when the German chancellor bows out as leader of the Christian Democrats set out their stalls on Wednesday, promising to give new definition to a party grown centrist over her two decades at the helm.

Merkel looks to Africa to cement a legacy shaped by migration

30 Oct 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. | Video

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given 3 years in prison, blames 'blind loyalty'

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial wrongdoing, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump.