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Condolences of the Chancellor Attack is an attempt to sow the seeds of fear

Following the devastating bomb attack in Ankara, Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. The explosions, she said, were a direct attack on the cohesion of Turkish society. On Sunday the Chancellor will be flying to Turkey for talks. more

Group photo of the ministers of health of the seven leading industrialised countries

Meeting of G7 health ministers Limiting the use of antibiotics worldwide

Disease does not stop at borders any more than resistant bacteria. The key topics at the meeting of G7 health ministers in Berlin were thus joint measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance and the lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic. more

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Meeting of G7 science ministers Joining forces to tackle global threats

The G7 ministers of science believe that solutions to global challenges will only be found through joint research and action. At their meeting in Berlin they agreed to step up cooperation. more

Indo-German government consultations Commitment to strategic cooperation

Chancellor Angela Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi have signed a number of agreements designed to step up cooperation between the two countries in the fields of business, research and vocational training. In Bangalore, Angela Merkel visited the vocational training centre run by Bosch India. more

Summit on the eastern Ukraine in Paris The parties to the conflict have come slightly closer

Although it has not proved possible to keep to the original time plan, Chancellor Angela Merkel does see progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In Paris, further steps were agreed to stabilise the situation in eastern Ukraine. more

International peace missions More German police officers for UN missions

The government is to expand its engagement in terms of the number of police officers it provides for important UN missions. German contingents are to be doubled in South Sudan and Mali, while German police officers are to be seconded to Somalia and Haiti for the first time in an effort to support peace processes in these countries. more