Social Democrat and former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received 75 percent of the ballots cast in the Bundestag. In his acceptance speech he promised to work on gaining the trust of all those who didn't vote for him.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is making the first visit to Russia by a German president since 2010. It may look like a diplomatic olive branch, but Moscow and Berlin can hardly expect a normalization of relations.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Germany and Russia to "rebuild a minimum of trust." He's the first German head of state to visit Russia in seven years.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with Pope Francis for the first time since becoming head of state. Among the issues discussed were refugees and the electoral success of the far-right AfD.
Hundreds of people have protested in Australia against the situation of refugees on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Visiting German President Steinmeier has been asked to intercede with Australia's prime minister.
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