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Incident at the border between Turkey and Syria Preventing further escalation

The German government has expressed its concern after the Turkish air force shot down a Russian military jet. Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against any further escalation of the conflict in Syria. The aim must be to form a broad alliance and consistently fight the terrorism of the so-called Islamic State. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks at the Place de la République.

Angela Merkel promises support Solidarity with France

At the Place de la République in Paris, the Chancellor has paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on 13 November. At the same time, Angela Merkel stressed that Germany will give France whatever support it requests. The so-called Islamic State must be fought. more

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Cabinet adopts Report on Climate Action Programme Germany will achieve its climate targets

The Cabinet has adopted the 2015 Climate Action Report. This report is published once a year by the German government to provide information about the implementation status of the Climate Action Programme. It is based on regular monitoring. more

G20 summit in Turkey A strong signal against terrorism

Chancellor Angela Merkel has reported that the G20 summit sent a "resolute signal" in the fight against terrorism. A wide spectrum of international cooperation is important, she said, partly to stop the flow of funds to terrorists. Angela Merkel also announced that Germany would hold the G20 presidency in 2017. more

Foreign mission for the Bundeswehr Mandate for Afghanistan extended

German troops will continue to be deployed in Afghanistan. The German government has extended the current mandate until 31 December 2016 and raised the ceiling on troops to 980. The decision must still be approved by the German Bundestag. more

G20 on climate action Climate action is the task of the century

Shortly before the UN Climate Change Conference, the G20 states meeting in Antalya have agreed on an ambitious climate target. "After protracted negotiations, it was finally agreed to adopt the target of keeping global warming down to a rise of less than 2°C," reported Chancellor Angela Merkel. more