Scholz says that Germany needs to expand deportations of rejected asylum-seekers
Chancellor Olaf Scholz says Germany needs to start deporting “on a large scale” migrants who don’t have the right to stay in the country, adding to increasingly tough talk on migration since his coalition performed badly in two state elections earlier this month.
Biden will head to Israel and Jordan as concerns mount that Israel-Hamas conflict will spread
President Joe Biden will travel to Israel and Jordan Wednesday to meet with both Israeli and Arab leadership, as concerns increase that the raging Israel-Hamas war could expand into a larger regional conflict.
European Union offers a new growth plan to Western Balkans that partly opens access to single market
European Union leaders have offered a new growth plan to the six Western Balkans countries that opens parts of the EU single market to them in return for deep reforms, ahead of their full membership in the bloc.
German conservative opposition wins 2 state elections, with far-right making gains
Projections show Germany’s center-right opposition winning two state elections at the halfway mark of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s unpopular national government, and a far-right party that has been riding high in national polls making gains.
Germany's Cabinet approves a plan to liberalize rules on cannabis possession and sale
Germany’s Cabinet has approved a plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, setting the scene for the European Union’s most populous nation to decriminalize possession of limited amounts and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy the substance for recreational purposes.
German leader confident that a surging far-right party will shrink again before the next election
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed optimism that support for a far-right party that’s been surging in the polls lately will shrink to previous levels again by the time of the next national election in 2025.
Germany presents long-awaited strategy on China, stresses economic security
The German government has presented a long-awaited strategy for relations with China that points to a “systemic rivalry” with the Asian power and a need to reduce risks of economic dependency, but highlights Berlin’s desire to work with Beijing on challenges such as climate change and maintain trade ties.
German leader defends deal to stop migrants at EU borders, says old system was 'dysfunctional'
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has defended a deal to stop migrants from entering the European Union until their chances of getting asylum have been reviewed, arguing that the bloc’s existing arrangement is “completely dysfunctional.”.
Intel and Germany sign agreement for $32.8 billion chip plant investment
Intel and the German government have signed a deal that would see the U.S. company investing more than 30 billion euros ($32.8 billion) in a chip manufacturing site in the German city of Magdeburg, with financial support from Berlin.
Germany says climate measures will narrow but not fully close the country's emissions gap by 2030
German officials say that an array of climate measures being introduced by the government will bring the country closer but not all the way toward meeting its national goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Biden meeting with Indo-Pacific leaders at G7 summit while confronting stalemate over US debt limit
President Joe Biden is seeking to rally regional cooperation against China on the margins of the Group of Seven summit in Japan, while confronting a stalemate back in Washington over how to ensure the U.S. avoids default.
Zelenskyy's European tour aimed to replenish Ukraine's arsenal and build political support
European leaders have promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy an arsenal of missiles, tanks and drones during a whirlwind three-day visit to Italy, the Vatican, Germany, France and the U.K. The trip aimed to replenish Ukraine’s depleted weapons supplies ahead of a long-anticipated spring offensive.
Zelenskyy to make surprise visit to Paris for talks with French President Macron
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make a surprise visit to Paris for talks Sunday night with French President Emmanuel Macron, extending a multi-stop European tour that has elicited fresh pledges of additional military support as his country gears up for a counteroffensive against Russian occupation forces.
Germany's military 'turning point' still a work in progress
Nearly a year after Chancellor Olaf Scholz declared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a “turning point” that would trigger a massive increase in Germany’s military spending, the turnaround for his country’s armed forces still has a long way to go.