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Crisis in Ukraine Respecting human rights

A human rights organisation has reported that banned cluster munitions have been used in fighting in eastern Ukraine. Federal government spokesperson Steffen Seibert demanded that these claims be fully investigated. He called on the parties to the conflict to refrain from any sort of human rights violations.

Ebola epidemic Five million more for Ebola research

The Federal Ministry of Research is to provide additional funding of more than five million euros for research into Ebola. Reliable diagnostic techniques and treatment are to be developed as swiftly as possible.

10th ASEM summit in Milan Accepting joint responsibility

The Chancellor continues to work tirelessly to defuse the situation in Ukraine. During the two days of the ASEM summit she met separately with the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents. A meeting with EU representatives too was dedicated to the Ukraine. Also on the agenda were the fight against IS and measures to tackle Ebola.

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A piece of the Berlin Wall at the entrance to the exhibition "Germany: memories of a nation"

Exhibition in London Germany seen through the eyes of the British

An exhibition at the British Museum is dedicated to 600 years of German culture and history "seen through they eyes of a friend" said Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media at the opening of the exhibition in London. more

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang during the Sino-German government consultations

Government consultations in Berlin Intensifying cooperation with China

Germany and China aim to further intensify relations, stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel following the consultations of the two governments in Berlin. A wide spectrum of issues were on the agenda. The matter of the recent events in Hong Kong was also raised. more

Women and children in Mali.

Strengthening the civilian EU mission in the Sahel German police officers for Mali

The German government has decided to second up to ten police officers from the federal and state police forces to the civilian EU mission in Mali. Officers can be seconded as of this month. The EUCAP mission is intended to make the country safer. more

Chancellor delivers government statement Acting together, underlining our strengths

Ukraine, IS and Ebola – the Chancellor kicked off her government statement with the current international crises. Only a united Europe can successfully defend its interests in the world, she said. more

Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Saudi Arabia Joining forces to tackle IS

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with his opposite number Prince Saud Al-Faisal in Saudi Arabia. The main topic on the agenda was the fight against the IS terrorist organisation. In an earlier interview Steinmeier rejected the use of German combat troops on the ground in Syria. more

Crisis in Ukraine First relief supplies arrive

Hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee their homes in eastern Ukraine are being supplied with aid from Germany. "We hope that our support will give these people hope," declared Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller. He handed over the first delivery of relief supplies to needy Ukrainians in Kharkiv. more

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