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."
German FM expects EU election to polarize European politics
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he expects an "enormous polarization" of the political debate in Europe ahead of next spring's European Parliament election, in which populist parties hope to make strong gains.
The new European Union legislature will be elected in May. European Parliament elections have often served in the past as an opportunity for voters to punish governing parties.
German foreign minister rejects questioning of asylum right
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Thursday rejected comments by a candidate for the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who appeared to question the right to asylum enshrined in the German constitution.
The constitution states that "persons persecuted on political grounds shall have the right of asylum."
The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):
The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving.
Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that "while I hope one day the U.K. will return, in the meantime this agreement will make a Brexit possible."
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.
Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination
BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Saturday in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany's increasingly confident far right.
A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed the "Indivisible" protest in the heart of the German capital under the slogan "solidarity instead of exclusion — for an open and free society."
Germany seeks to woo Americans amid rocky Trump relationship
BERLIN (AP) — Smarting from President Donald Trump's verbal attacks and perceived disregard for a long-time U.S. ally, Germany is launching a multimillion-dollar publicity campaign to highlight the country's close ties with the United States.
Greek foreign minister confident on name deal with Macedonia
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says he's confident a preliminary deal to rename neighboring Macedonia will be fully ratified despite opposition in both countries.
Nikos Kotzias says he hopes and believes Macedonians will back the name change to "North Macedonia" in a Sept. 30 referendum.
If implemented, the agreement will end a decades-old bilateral dispute and ease Macedonia's accession to NATO and the European Union.
Germany ‘skeptical’ on Kosovo-Serbia border correction idea
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says that Berlin is skeptical about the idea of a border correction in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia.
Heiko Maas, visiting nearby Albania on Wednesday, said that "there exists the fear of a domino effect."
"We are skeptical and discreet on that issue," he said, urging both countries to "clarify and resolve it in a way that does not bring about other issues."
Germany, EU call on Albania to continue reform progress
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday called on Albania to work hard on its reforms so as to convince all European Union members to launch membership negotiations next year.
Heiko Maas, visiting Albania's capital, said that the EU members have made it clear that the target of June 2019 does not mean talks will automatically start then.
EU enlargement chief urges Macedonians to back name deal
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia will take a big step to joining the European Union if the country supports a name change to "North Macedonia," the official in charge of the bloc's enlargement negotiations said Tuesday.
Following talks with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in the capital Skopje, Johannes Hahn said the Sept. 30 vote is a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity for Macedonians to improve their daily lives.
German government concerned for health of Pussy Riot member
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it's concerned about the health of Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot who is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said Monday the government "hopes he will get better soon and recover fully."