German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged all sides in Ukraine to get the political process back on track. At their joint meeting, French President Francois Hollande called for tighter sanctions.
The presidents of Russia and the US spoke about the situation in Syria and a coordination of anti-terror efforts in a call that lasted for over an hour. Also on the agenda were the conflict in Ukraine and North Korea.
The EU is trying to present itself as more socially just, calling for fair pay and fair jobs for all. How exactly that will happen, however, remained unclear at a summit in Sweden. Bernd Riegert reports from Gothenburg.
Extra trains and buses, giant welcome posters everywhere: Web Summit fever has broken out in Lisbon. "Davos for geeks," as business news agency Bloomberg calls it, or "Glastonbury for geeks," according to The Guardian.
Germany's European neighbors are not overly concerned by the aftermath of the election in Berlin. They expect Angela Merkel to remain the "dealmaker" in Europe. Trust in her appears as strong as ever, says Barbara Wesel.
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