US President Barack Obama has promised to restrict some of his country’s controversial surveillance programs.
Washington's air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.
Germany has stationed some 1,000 troops in Mali and supports the joint reaction force G5 Sahel. Speaking to DW, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls for progress in the country's peace process.
North Korea has said the US will pay a heavy price if the UN Security Council passes a new round of sanctions against Pyongyang. If approved, the sanctions would be the toughest ever issued against North Korea.
Washington's demand that UN nuclear inspectors visit Iranian sites has been dismissed as a "dream" by Tehran. Since its deal with six powers in 2015, the UN's agency has certified Iran as compliant.
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