Myanmar opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has begun a three-day visit to the German capital. The iconic Myanmar opposition leader met with President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"Better this than nothing" was the reaction after Vladimir Putin's first visit to Germany since the Ukraine crisis. But it's unclear whether the meeting will yield any concrete results on either that conflict or Syria.
A day before a brief ceasefire is scheduled for Aleppo, Chancellor Merkel hosts Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria and Ukraine. The French and Ukrainian leaders will also be present.
A German native, Queen Silvia of Sweden regularly visits her home country. This time, she and her husband King Carl XVI Gustaf are meeting Chancellor Merkel and President Gauck - and seeing a refugee project in Berlin.
Leaders from Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France are meeting in Berlin for talks on reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine. The leaders are also expected to address Russia's role in the Syria conflict.
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