Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy
BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II.
BERLIN (AP) — Governments and maritime agencies urged an abundance of caution Thursday for ships operating in the Persian Gulf region after two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks near...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Iran and the U.S. and developments in the Persian Gulf region (all times local):
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first...
Correction: Iraq-Germany story
BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story June 8 about the German foreign minister's visit to Iraq, The Associated Press misidentified the spokesman for Iraq's Foreign Ministry. He is Ahmad Sahhaf, not Ahmed...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is traveling to Iran next week to discuss the faltering nuclear accord between Tehran and leading world powers, his office said Thursday.
BERLIN (AP) — Top European diplomats offered Thursday to support Ukraine's newly elected president, while calling for further reforms in the corruption-plagued country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week will make up a trip to Germany he canceled earlier this month amid heightened tensions with Iran.
BERLIN (AP) — A planned meeting in Germany between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chancellor Angela Merkel was canceled at the last minute, according to the U.S. State Department...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):
Portugal's foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed...
Balkan states urged to resolve differences to join EU
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries in the western Balkans aspiring to join the European Union, such as Serbia and Kosovo, should be given a clear pathway to membership provided they solve their...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
Germany's foreign minister says the delay granted to Britain on leaving the trade...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Labour Party officials say they are "disappointed" with the British government's stance in delicate talks aimed at...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany have announced the launch of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States and...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany announced the launch Tuesday of an Alliance for Multilateralism to promote global cooperation at a time of rising nationalism in Europe, the United States...
French foreign minister at German Cabinet under new pact
BERLIN (AP) — France's foreign minister is attending a meeting of Germany's Cabinet, following up on a friendship treaty that the two European powers signed earlier this year.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local):
The speaker of Britain's House of Commons says the government can't ask...
Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty
BERLIN (AP) — A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States.
Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms...
German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest
BERLIN (AP) — The presence of foreign diplomats at the Caracas airport earlier this week helped prevent the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, Germany's foreign minister said...
Denmark: No decision yet on Russian-German pipeline
BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's foreign minister said Wednesday his country hasn't yet decided whether to allow a joint German-Russian gas pipeline to pass through its territorial waters, but suggested...
Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms sales ban
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says the country is extending its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and will continue to evaluate the situation.
BERLIN (AP) — Klaus Kinkel, Germany's foreign minister from 1992 to 1998 and a former head of the country's foreign intelligence agency, has died. He was 82.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister was stranded overnight in Mali after his plane was deemed unsafe to fly, the latest in a string of embarrassing breakdowns in the government...
Germany: Trump IS fighter demand very hard to fulfill
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back Islamic State group militants held in Syria would be "extraordinarily difficult" to fulfill.
In a weekend tweet, Trump urged Britain, France and Germany and others to take back and try militants.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told ARD television late Sunday that German nationals have a legally guaranteed right to return, but there's no way at present of checking that in Syria.
Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal.
Heiko Maas fired back after harsh criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence of some of Washington's closest European allies.
The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump’s go-it-alone approach
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local):
Germany's foreign minister is calling for a return to multilateral solutions, criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's go-it-alone approach as counter-productive.
Trump warns Europeans not to try to evade Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is closely eyeing efforts in Europe to set up an alternative money payment channel to ease doing business with Iran and avoid running afoul of sanctions the U.S. has levied on the Islamic republic.
Germany says EU soon to launch Iran funding scheme
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is on the verge of launching an alternative channel to send money to Iran that would sidestep U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic, Germany's foreign minister said Monday.
German FM wants to improve ties with US
BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is heading to the United States with the hope of improving relations between the two countries.
Maas told reporters in Berlin Wednesday morning before his departure he would meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that, "it's about working less against each other with the U.S., but organizing more with each other."
The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):
Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom acknowledged that writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate.