Greece will hold new elections after politicians failed to agree a ruling coalition, sending the euro and shares lower, as new French president Francois Hollande meets Germany's Angela Merkel for key first talks.
Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande jointly pledged Tuesday to do their utmost to ensure an "ambitious" UN deal to combat climate change is reached this year.
Berlin (AFP) - EU parliament president Martin Schulz, on Wednesday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of "irresponsible speculation" over suggestions that Greece may be allowed to exit the euro if the far-left wins elections this month.
MINSK, Belarus — Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany on Thursday emerged from marathon 16-hour talks to announce a comprehensive peace deal for eastern Ukraine, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on all of its terms.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that the agreement envisages a cease-fire as well as a special status for the rebel regions, provisions on border controls and humanitarian issues.
Moscow (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said there was still no genuine ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, as she paid a visit to Moscow to commemorate millions of Soviet soldiers and civilians who died in WWII.