Although Angela Merkel was one of the world leaders affected by a US phone-tapping scandal a few years ago, a report by The Washington Post has revealed that the National Security Agency and German spy agency BND used to own the world’s leading manufacturer of encryption devices, which could have given access to dozens of countries’ secrets.
Earlier this week, head of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer made a bombshell announcement, saying that she wouldn't run for the chancellorship next year and would leave her post as the party's leader.
Nord Stream 2, a joint gas pipeline project of Gazprom and five European companies, has been repeatedly denounced by the United States and a number of European countries, including Poland, following concerns that it would increase Russia’s influence in the region.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Staff members and students from nine schools in the southern English county of East Sussex are being tested for coronavirus amid concerns that a known carrier may have infected others, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has acknowledged the defeat of his party, Fine Gael, in the country’s general election and has said that he is ready to lead the opposition by giving Sinn Fein, the most popular party at the polls, the right to form a government, RTE broadcaster reported on Wednesday.
At the end of the Second World War in Germany, a British soldier seized an album with nearly 200 snaps, some of which were taken by one of Adolf Hitler’s personal guards. The photos have now allowed history lovers to get a sneak peek behind the façade of the dictator’s life.
Gerhard Schröder considers North Rhine-Westphalia State Premier Armin Laschet to be an eligible candidate for chancellor after Angela Merkel quits the role, arguing Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s choice not to run for the top governmental position should be taken in stride.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Air travellers entering the European Union will be asked to fill a form listing the places they visited in the last month as a precaution against the new coronavirus, the European People's Party (EPP) said Wednesday.
Amid a government crisis in the state of Thuringia, Angela Merkel criticised elected Minister-President Thomas Kemmerich from the centrist FDP for getting support from the right-wing AfD. Kemmerich’s resignation has opened the way for new elections and resulted in the Christian Democratic Union losing popularity in the region.
AMSTERDAM (Sputnik) - A third suspicious package has been intercepted in a bank in the town of Maastricht, Limburg police spokesman Richard Mes stated.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Parliament has failed to provide a proper reaction to Tallinn's pressure on Sputnik Estonia journalists, Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of European Cooperation Director Nikolay Kobrinets has said , also expressing hope that the OSCE will continue its effort to change the situation.
Sweden's Migration Board wants to change the regulations to make the country less attractive for potential terrorists, who use Sweden as a “haven”.
According to a police source, the company in Amsterdam was receiving threatening messages before the incident.
Spot the robotic watchdog will help Aker BP to patrol its ships, watch out for leaks, and investigate areas too dangerous for human workers.
Scandinavia's largest airline has ruffled many feathers with an overtly multiculturalist ad claiming that all of Scandinavian culture was “copied”.
In 2017, legendary Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar, was involved in the most expensive transfer in history, moving from Spanish club FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This development reportedly took his former bosses by surprise.
Norway plays an important role in space exploration for key military space facilities used by the US, including the Globus II radar in Finnmark County, sometimes referred to as the world's most advanced radar for tracking satellites.
The climate activist's life is like a bizarre reality show, including her scolding world leaders, getting criticism from some powerful people, including Donald Trump, and travel struggles. After amassing 4 million Twitter followers and inspiring hundreds of thousands to protest, Thunberg may now also get to win over a TV audience.
After the current leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), dropped a bombshell announcement that she would not seek the chancellorship in 2021 and would vacate the party leadership post, speculation about her successor and, possibly, the future head of government flared.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Former Spanish prime ministers Mariano Rajoy and Jose Maria Aznar will testify before the National Court in a trial on alleged financial misconduct within their right-leaning party Partido Popular (People's Party, PP), the Spanish state television said on Tuesday.