Deputies of the German Parliament are seriously considering the use of typewriters in order to counter espionage on the part of the US, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee of inquiry into the activities of the NSA in Germany Patrick Sensburg stated on air of the German TV station Das Erste.
US President Barack Obama in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he wants to improve cooperation in the intelligence field amid the recent spy scandal, according to the statement issued by the White House Wednesday.
On Tuesday the Israeli security cabinet unilaterally accepted the ceasefire proposed by Egypt, after over a week of one of the deadliest cross-border fightings with armed groups in Gaza that, according to sources, killed 192 Palestinians and injured over 1,400. Israel has warned Hamas of intensifying the Gaza strikes if the latter does not agree to the truce. US Secretary of State John Kerry along with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are urging Hamas leaders to end the violence.
The football world champions returned home on Tuesday to a heroes' welcome from hundreds of thousands of German fans gathered around Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. The German national team landed about an hour late at Tegel airport due to a delay in the departure of the Lufthansa flight from Rio de Janeiro.
The Russian Defense Ministry has invited military attaches from 18 countries, including the United States and Germany, to come to an area in the Rostov region bordering on Ukraine, which came under shelling from the Ukrainian side a few days ago. "We have invited accredited military attaches from 18 countries[the United States, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine, China, Japan and others], to visit the above area on July 15," Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters.
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Germany beat Argentina 1:0 in the World Cup final. In the eighth minute, Mario Goetze netted the crucial goal that decided the outcome of the title match played at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is determined to resign ahead of term without waiting for an election or change of leadership in the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU), Der Spiegel reports, quoting government and CDU sources.
Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when substitute Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the end of extra time to secure a 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana.The game had seemed destined for penalties until fellow substitute Andre Schuerrle escaped down the left and sent in a cross that Goetze controlled on his chest before slamming home.
Today Vladimir Putin has arrived in Rio de Janeiro. In the evening he intends to visit the World Cup final, where German and Argentinian players will compete for the trophy. Straight from the airport, he went to a meeting with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to discuss the situation in Ukraine, says Rossiya Segodnya.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, standing alongside Germany's foreign minister on Sunday, stressed the strategic importance of relations between the two countries, which have been battered by new allegations of US spying on Berlin.
Shortly after his arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visited the local state governor’s residence where he met with Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
US secret services employ more than ten German officials in various government agencies as informants, Tagesschau.de portal reports. Many of these spies have worked for the US for many years. Chancellor Angela Merkel doubts that the US will cease their spying activities on German soil.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will fly to the Mideast on Monday for two days of talks aimed at quelling the recent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry confirmed to dpa.
Edward Snowden’s case has revealed Washington's true attitude towards Berlin, namely that despite the fact that the two countries are allies, the United States treats Germany with suspicion, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said, the RIA Novosti news agency reports.
Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented on Saturday the breakdown in trust between Germany and the United States amid a spying row that saw the CIA chief in Berlin expelled from the country. "The thing we always have to keep in mind when we are working together is if the person across the table is possibly working for someone else at the same time, that for me isn't a trusting relationship," she told German ZDF television in a pre-recorded interview.
The German government will protect the interests of the German business regarding the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline and expects that all problems associated with it will be successfully solved.
The spy scandal that has burst out in Germany jeopardizes negotiations on creating a free trade area between the EU and the USA, Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany Heiko Maas believes.
A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a US State Department officer rather than American intelligenceagencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, US officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.