• Angela Merkel
    Last update: 22:33 21.08.2019
    22:33 21.08.2019

    Merkel Links Russia's Return to G8 Format to Implementation of Minsk Accords

    BERLIN (Sputnik) - Progress in implementing the Minsk agreements would help create new conditions for Russia’s return to the G8 format, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

  • Euro and pound banknotes are seen in front of BREXIT letters in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2017.
    Last update: 22:24 21.08.2019
    22:24 21.08.2019

    Euro Rises Against Sterling as No-Deal Brexit Fears Persist

    Economic uncertainty has seen the pound lose ground against other major currencies due to ongoing uncertainty over the UK's future trading relationship with the European Union while continental European economies have been hit by growing political turmoil and recession fears.

  • A sign warning of radioactive contamination
    Last update: 22:11 21.08.2019
    22:11 21.08.2019

    Atomic Wealth: Cryptocurrency Mining Operation Foiled at Ukrainian Nuclear Plant – Report

    As authorities searched the facility and seized equipment allegedly used in the mining operation, law enforcement officers speculated that some of the station’s security personnel might have been in on the scheme.

  • PewDiePie and Marzia Bisognin
    Last update: 20:27 21.08.2019
    20:27 21.08.2019

    PewDiePie’s Video of Playing Minecraft Together With Now-Wife Leaves Fans Thrilled

    A blogger with a record-breaking number of followers PewDiePie recently denied rumours of him quitting the platform, and a new video made together with his now-wife Marzia Bisognin has comforted fans.

  • German Justice Minister Heiko Maas
    Last update: 19:59 21.08.2019
    19:59 21.08.2019

    German Foreign Minister Had to Change Plane Prior to Moscow Visit Over Malfunction - Reports

    MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - A malfunction was detected in the hydraulic system of Airbus A-340 government aircraft on Tuesday evening, according to the Spiegel Online news website. Thus, the minister had to use an A-310 reserve aircraft, though he departed without delay.

  • A pro-Brexit leave the European Union supporter takes part in a protest outside the House of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
    Last update: 19:37 21.08.2019
    19:37 21.08.2019

    ‘No-Deal’ Brexit is ‘Most Likely’ Now and This Would be Britain’s Fault – Emmanuel Macron

    Boris Johnson arrived to Germany on Wednesday for his first foreign trip since becoming British prime minister, where British PM and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the possibility of Britain’s negotiated departure from the EU, despite stalemate over Irish backstop solution.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson
    Last update: 18:57 21.08.2019
    18:57 21.08.2019

    UK Prime Minister Johnson Meets German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin (Video)

    Earlier this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU would consider 'practical solutions' for the post-Brexit Irish border issue with the United Kingdom.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds on to an ambulance during a visit to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Britain August 5, 2019
    Last update: 18:20 21.08.2019
    18:20 21.08.2019

    Boris Johnson Injects Extra £25m to UK Hospice Services Help People 'Die as Comfortably as Possible'

    UK hospices support over 200,000 people with "terminal or life-limiting conditions" every year, the UK government wrote, adding that the additional funding would help "tens of thousands" of family members seeking bereavement support.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, right, during their meeting
    Last update: 18:14 21.08.2019
    18:14 21.08.2019

    Russian and Finnish Presidents Hold Press Conference Following Talks in Helsinki (Video)

    The two presidents are expected to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, focusing on international and regional issues, as well as ties between Russia and the EU.

  • London housing
    Last update: 17:17 21.08.2019
    17:17 21.08.2019

    Tony Blair's Think Tank Warns Building More Homes Cannot Solve UK Housing Crisis

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Building more homes will do little to rein in soaring UK housing prices as long as there are not enough subsidies for first-time buyers and young families, a non-profit set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said in its research out Wednesday.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts during a press conference with Moldova's Prime Minister at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 16, 2019.
    Last update: 17:05 21.08.2019
    17:05 21.08.2019

    'Not Serious': Angela Merkel Reportedly Plans to Reject Boris Johnson's Brexit Proposal

    The Irish Border issue has plagued the issue of UK withdrawal from the EU since the referendum in 2016. Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement included a 'backstop' which keeps Northern Ireland in The EU Customs Union. However, the UK's ruling Conservative Party relies on partnership Democratic Unionists to govern, who adamantly reject the backstop.

  • A man is holding a suitcase with 'the Bielefeld million' sticker against the backdrop of Sparrenburg Castle, a favourite tourist destination in Bielefeld.
    Last update: 15:55 21.08.2019
    15:55 21.08.2019

    Bielefeld Conspiracy: Germans Will Pay You $1.1M If You Prove Their City Doesn’t Exist

    Despite a long-running satirical conspiracy theory, residents of the German city of Bielefeld are adamant that they do in fact exist – and they have given two weeks to sceptics and pranksters to prove otherwise.

  • Ryanair airplane at Stansted airport, London
    Last update: 15:11 21.08.2019
    15:11 21.08.2019

    Ryanair Cabin Crews Go on Strike in Portugal, Gov't Guarantees Minimum Service - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The strike, organised by the National Union of Civil Aviation Personnel, will last through Sunday, the Portugal News said. On Tuesday, the carrier reportedly announced that while the strike was not expected to cause significant disruptions, it warned there could be schedule changes and delays.

  • An ambulance car in Germany
    Last update: 14:16 21.08.2019
    14:16 21.08.2019

    Two Russians Among 4 People Hospitalized After Fire in Northwestern Germany – Reports

    BERLIN (Sputnik) – Four people, including two Russian citizens, suffered severe burns as a result of a fire in the northwestern German state of Lower Saxony, the NDR broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

  • Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, 15 June 2018
    Last update: 13:56 21.08.2019
    13:56 21.08.2019

    Danish Royals ‘Surprised’ Trump Postponed State Visit Over Refusal to Sell Greenland

    Donald Trump, who recently announced his long-term interest in buying politically autonomous Greenland, decided to postpone his visit to Denmark after Danish officials called the discussion about selling the world's largest island “absurd”.

  • The German and the US flags fly at the entrance to the US Airbase in Ramstein, southern Germany
    Last update: 13:48 21.08.2019
    13:48 21.08.2019

    Berlin Reportedly Spent Over $250Mln on US Troops in Germany Over Seven Years


    The report comes amid Washington’s plans to redeploy US troops from Germany to Poland over the German government’s alleged reluctance to raise the defence budget to the NATO-mandated goal of two percent of the country’s GDP.

  • Last update: 11:57 21.08.2019
    11:57 21.08.2019

    Open Arms Migrant Ship Docks at Lampedusa Upon Italian Prosecution Permission - Charity

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Open Arms ship, which has been stranded for nearly three weeks in the Mediterranean with migrants from Africa aboard, has finally docked at the Italian island of Lampedusa upon receiving authorization from the chief prosecutor of Italy's Agrigento city, the Spanish non-governmental organization that owns the vessel said.

  • A crew member checks the new name of Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace 1, off the coast of Gibraltar on August 18, 2019. - Gibraltar rejected a US demand to seize the Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute as it prepared to leave the British overseas territory after weeks of detention.
    Last update: 11:28 21.08.2019
    11:28 21.08.2019

    Greece Refuses to Facilitate Iranian Oil Tanker's Passage to Syria - Greek Deputy Foreign Minister

    Washington warned Athens on Tuesday against assisting and harbouring the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, which was released last week from its detention by Gibraltar's authorities.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, northwest England on July 27, 2019.
    Last update: 06:07 21.08.2019
    06:07 21.08.2019

    UK Prime Minister Johnson to Visit Germany on Wednesday

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Boris Johnson, the newly appointed prime minister of the United Kingdom, will arrive in Germany on Wednesday for an official visit to discuss Brexit with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • Fracking drill rig
    Last update: 04:55 21.08.2019
    04:55 21.08.2019

    UK Shale Gas Reserves May Be Smaller Than Claimed – Report

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The amount of shale gas under the United Kingdom may be several times smaller than previously estimated, a new study published this week has suggested.