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Germany reacts to Ukraine’s NATO membership bid

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says that the alliance must not be dragged into a war with Russia Germany will do everything to avoid NATO becoming a direct party in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said. Her remarks came after Kiev requested to become an official member of …

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German military resumes reconnaissance mission in Mali

The German military resumed its reconnaissance mission in Mali on Tuesday after a suspension of more than three weeks following a spat with Mali’s government regarding overflight clearances. Berlin has deployed some 1,000 troops to Mali, most of them near the northern town of Gao where their main task is …

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Germany to end EU training mission in Mali

Germany will end its participation in the European Union training mission in Mali but is ready to continue with a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country under certain conditions, Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Wednesday. France and allies fighting Islamist militants in Mali earlier this year said they would …

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Germany summons Turkish envoy over Kavala verdict

Germany summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Berlin on Friday to protest a sentence of life in prison that a Turkish court handed to a prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist. Western governments and rights groups strongly criticized this week’s ruling which found Osman Kavala guilty of attempting to overthrow the …

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Russia expels 40 German diplomatic staff in tit-for-tat move

Russia’s foreign ministry said on Monday that it had declared 40 German diplomatic staff “personae non-gratae” in a retaliatory move after Berlin expelled the same number of Russian diplomats. In a statement, Russia’s foreign ministry said it had taken the decision after Germany on April 4 declared a “significant number” …

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NATO foreign ministers to meet in Berlin

An informal meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs will be held in Berlin, Germany, the news source reported. The meeting will be chaired by the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, and is slated to be held on 14-15 May 2022, APA reported. …

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Swiss veto German request to re-export ammunition to Ukraine

Neutral Switzerland has held up German arms deliveries to Ukraine by blocking the re-export of Swiss-made ammunition used in Marder infantry fighting vehicles that Kyiv would like to get, Swiss paper SonntagsZeitung reported. The news comes as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz faces growing criticism for his government’s failure to deliver …

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