Angela Merkel says NSA spying scandal is testing the transatlantic relationship. Opposition figures accuse her of lacking the courage to invite Edward Snowden as a witness.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany.
The EU will stand with the UK in any action against Russia over a nerve agent attack on British soil, a senior official has said. Russia says there's no connection and has summoned the British ambassador.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have said the reform plan must confront the challenges posed by Brexit and rising populism in the EU. The two leaders also commented on Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
Berlin is walking a fine line in the row between London and Moscow over a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy. Germany has accepted Russia was "probably" behind the attempted murder but stopped short of direct confrontation.
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