Yang Jiechi of China politburo finally drops the diplolingo, asking for 'more respect' from the 'old world'. MSC2019
Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'
Merkel in Munich appears to suggest youth climate change protests are not entirely self-generated, hints of link to Russia. Are they "doing this without any outside interest" "I am doubtful this is [entirely] their own initiative"
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Merkel says she has assured Ukraine's Poroshenko "time and time again" she will support him and his desire to remain a transit country in every way possible, despite favoring NordStream2. #MSC2019
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"Please" - says German Chancellor Merkel to US - do not undercut our contribution to NATO/US in Afghanistan with an abrupt pullout. She notes how hard she's worked to convince her citizens THEIR security is also at stake "in the Hindu Kush." #MSC2019
Merkel outlines German contributions to NATO alliance. Says whether GDP should be reference point for spending can be matter of discussion. #msc2019
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What is needed is not just to predict the future, says @jensstoltenberg at MSC2019, but to be prepared for it.
Bomb squad called in to inspect the package between the platforms 22 and 23 of the Train Station in the city of Munich in Germany.
NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg says his meeting with Russian FM Lavrov was "professional" but "there were no new signals from the Russian side" on willingness to come into compliance with the INF treaty. #MSC2019
Cautious statement on ISIS from acting US #SecDef, @DepSecDef Pat Shanahan at MSC2019. "We have killed the group's hold on over 99% of the territory it once claimed as part of its so called caliphate"
LX-N90459 - NATO Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS
Federal Council postpones vote on safe countries of origin
The German government has opted to extend it's troop's mission in Afghanistan for another year. Germany currently has around 1,200 soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, part of NATO's Resolute Support mission.
EU Greens Chief negotiator @RebHarms to @BILD: "The compromise means for Gazprom that the pipeline can not be operated as planned, but that European law will be applied. This means that natural gas production and operation of the pipeline must not be in the same hands."
The German govt confirmed that NordStream2 will be finished as planned. "However, the operation will then be subject to regulation by the Gas Directive.". This means Gazprom can NOT be operator and sole gas producer for the pipeline.
Germany has detained two officers from Syrian intelligence agency for suspected involvement in crimes against humanity
Anti-Semitic offences up almost 10% in Germany last year, violent attacks up more than 60%: crime statistics
President Ghani leaves for Germany today to attend Munich Security Conference, his deputy spokesman says
The President of Germany met with the President @IvanDuque and calls for the early realization of free elections in Venezuela.
Merkel's ruling partners are reconsidering their support for a decades old arrangement that puts Germany under the U.S. nuclear shield, a development that could further undermine the country's already-tense relationship with the Trump administration.
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Several hundred German far-right took part in the "Day of Honor" in Budapest on February 9, 2019
Chief of Munich Security Conference calls on France to extend its nuclear umbrella to cover the entire EU. In turn, EU members should pay for French deterrent.
Darmstadt: Man seriously injured after explosion in residential building.
France, Germany strike compromise on Russia's Nord Stream II gas pipeline: document
NATO E3 Sentry AWACS LX-N90453 NATO07
Emmanuel Macron has cancelled his participation in the Munich Security Conference. This means that there will be no joint appearance with Angela Merkel. The Élysée stated that Macron's rejection of the conference was unrelated to the NordStream2 pipeline dispute.
Macron will not give joint speech with Merkel at the Munich Conference for the disagreements surrounding the Nord Stream 2
German Competition regulator prohibits @Facebook from combining data from different sources (such as Whatsapp/Instagram/or on 3rd party websites) unless users give their voluntary consent.
Police searches with photos - group of young people threatened 15-year-olds in Cologne
Germany will invest a total of 110 million euros until 2021 in improving military bases in Lithuania, its defense minister said on Monday, underlining Berlin's continued commitment to the defense of its NATO allies in the Baltic region