Category Archives: Germany

Putin warns of China’s, Germany’s strive for superpower status

According to the Russian leader, such a change in the political arena is caused by the USA’s diminishing influence President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that China and Germany were heading for superpower status, Reuters reports. The president suggested that the role of the United States had faded, along with other countries such as Britain and France. Beijing

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German airport workers refuse to service Lukashenko’s plane

Lufthansa Technik employees refused to service the plane of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Belarusian news outlet Nasha Niva. It is noted that a Boeing 737 with registration number EW-001PA landed at Hamburg airport. After that, the local trade union issued a statement saying that the airliner belonged to “the same Lukashenko that gave the order

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Ex-German Leader Sues Outlet Over Navalny’s ‘Putin’s Errand Boy’ Claims

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he will sue a German magazine for defamation over poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s comments that he is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “errand boy” who receives “covert payments” from the Kremlin. Putin’s close friend Schroeder, 76, last week cast doubt on the Kremlin’s role in Navalny’s near-fatal poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok

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Gazprom considers Belarusian protests as threat to gas transit to Europe

The current political crisis in Belarus and uncertainty toward the further development of the situation also increases the risks of the political instability and complications in the relations between Russia and Belarus Russian multinational energy corporation Gazprom is concerned that the protests in Belarus put at risk the gas transit to Europe as RBK reported. “The political unrest in Belarus

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Tsikhanouskaya meets with Merkel, Alliance 90/The Greens, CDU/CSU lawmakers

After the meeting with Merkel, Tsikhanouskaya said that Germany, France and Russia might act as the mediators in talks between the Belarusian opposition and Alexander Lukashenko Leader of the Belarusian opposition Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and the MPs from the parliamentary factions Alliance 90/The Greens and CDU/CSU, as Deutsche Welle reported. Tsikhanouskaya stated during the talk

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Commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with statements by official representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany during the debates in the Bundestag

This article is translation from Russian, concerning the Navalny case from the Russian foreign ministry. Warning! Contains verbal diarrhea. In Germany, the degree of artificially inflated hysteria in the context of the situation around A. Navalny is not decreasing. This time, anti-Russian attacks were made during the debate in the Bundestag the other day. We noticed that when German politicians of

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Germany refuses to allow Russian consul to visit Navalny

Russia believes that hysteria is artificially inflated around the situation with opposition leader Germany has denied Russia consular access to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering from a poisoning. This is reported by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russia believes that hysteria around the situation with Navalny is being artificially inflated. The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to

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Merkel: We call on Russia to investigate the attack on Navalny

Germany is waiting for a response from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and will then discuss a possible response in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “This is not a bilateral case, it is a crime that took place on Russian territory, a violation of the convention

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Photo Exclusive: Hidden From The Nazis, Murdered Jewish Artist’s Trove Of Paintings Discovered In Prague House

September 25, 2020 17:35 GMT – By Amos Chapple & Dana Katharina Vaskova – RFE/RL Two years after an art treasure with a harrowing backstory was uncovered in a Prague house, the holder has gone public with the historic scale of the discovery. Fearful that the occupying Nazi forces in Prague could confiscate a lifetime’s worth of artwork, Jewish painter Gertrud

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Russia, China block release of UN report criticizing Russia

In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, fighters of the Libyan forces affiliated to the Tripoli government rest and reload weapons during an offensive against Islamic State militants, in Sirte, Libya. The warring parties in Libya and their international backers — the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Jordan vs Turkey and Qatar — violated a U.N. arms embargo on the oil-rich north African country that remains “totally ineffective,” U.N. experts said in a new report.

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Russia Accuses Germany of Refusing to Cooperate on Navalny Medical Probe

Russia on Friday accused Germany of refusing to cooperate with it to establish the cause of opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s illness as he continues to recover in Berlin. The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner collapsed on a flight to Moscow from Siberia in what his allies say was a state-sanctioned poison attack. He was discharged from a hospital in Berlin this

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Russia demands Germany hand over data on Navalny poisoning within 10 days

The Russian Permanent Mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent a note to its German counterparts demanding that all information on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning case be passed on, reported the mission’s press service. “On September 23, the Russian Permanent Mission sent a note to the German Permanent Mission to the OPCW with a demand to

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What Russia Doesn’t Get About Germany

Moscow has repeatedly rejected any responsibility for its most contentious actions. As a result, Berlin’s trust and willingness to invest in the relationship with Russia has been wearing down for years. Ever since German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Sept. 2 that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, the term “turning point” has been

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Merkel’s possible successor accuses Putin of refugee crisis

One of the leading politicians from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz harshly criticized the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “This man and his army are bombing hospitals, kindergartens, schools and nursing homes,” Merz said in a video interview with Bild, referring to the war in Syria. According to the politician, the influx of refugees to Europe is

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All that is wrong with defending Russia

Dimitri Trenin of the Carnegie Institute Moscow is as polished as ever in his most recent article on Russia’s failing relationship with the West, specifically Germany (Russo-German Relations: Back to the Future). But he doesn’t get to the point about what brought us to this moment. In fact, his introductory caption summarizes precisely what is wrong with the article.  It

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Russian-German Relations: Back to the Future

Dmitri Trenin Berlin is ending the era launched by Gorbachev of a trusting and friendly relationship with Moscow. Russia, for its part, no longer expects anything from Germany, and therefore does not feel obliged to take into account its opinion or interests. The poisoning of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny has become a turning point in Russo-German relations. The details

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Update: Navalny’s Team Says Water Bottle With Traces Of Novichok Found In His Hotel Room In Tomsk

September 17, 2020 09:20 GMT UPDATED September 17, 2020 14:57 GMT By RFE/RL’s Russian Service Associates of Aleksei Navalny say traces of the nerve agent used to poison the Russian opposition politician were found on a water bottle in the hotel room he was staying in in the Russian city of Tomsk. Navalny, 44, felt unwell while on a plane on his way from

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6 ways Germany could kill the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Germany has multiple options if it decides to try and halt the project, but they carry costs Germany has long argued that the 1,230-kilometer pipeline that is supposed to send an extra 55 billion cubic meters of Russian gas a year under the Baltic Sea is a commercial venture, not a political one. That position is increasingly under strain in

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Merkel decides to no longer defend Nord Stream 2

The poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who, according to Germany, was poisoned by a Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, seems to put an end to the North Stream-2 gas pipeline, which cost 10 billion euros and was stopped by U.S. sanctions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who for years defended the pipeline from attacks by the United States and Eastern European countries, abandoned

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Bundestag members believe Zelensky continues policy of Poroshenko

Such actions led to war and impoverishment of Ukrainian people, member of the Bundestag Robert Schlund is sure Many members of the Bundestag, like the Ukrainian people, had high hopes for the presidency of Volodymyr Zelensky, but he continues the policy of his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko. This was stated by the member of the Bundestag Robert Schlund. “Indeed, this is

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