Germany has cut its growth outlook slightly over fears of a further slowdown in emerging economies. But Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says strong domestic consumption should offset the ‘gloomier global growth outlook.’
Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned against focusing on national interests in his speech at the UN General Assembly. Gabriel has also called for a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.
Germany's foreign minister has urged "pressure and dialogue" to stop North Korea's nuclear and missile program. The US has said diplomacy is still an option, but if it fails military action is on the table.
With the German elections a month away, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met for the third time with his counterpart Rex Tillerson. The pair underlined a common understanding of issues surround North Korea and Russia.
Sigmar Gabriel has said that Chancellor Merkel is partially to blame for the rise of the far-right AfD party. Germany's foreign minister has said Merkel failed to take care of those who feel forgotten by the government.
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