Russia has seized control of most of Ukraine's Black Sea fleet, as Ukrainian troops await orders from Kyiv.
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said it's far too early to discuss Russia returning to a group of the world's most powerful economies. Foreign ministers from the G7 met ahead of a leaders' summit in June.
The US global human rights report covers some 200 countries and territories. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea were top of the list in violating human rights.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Petro Poroshenko that a UN-led peace mission for eastern Ukraine remains Germany's aim. The leaders also discussed the underwater gas pipelines from Russia to the European Union.
When the finals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest kick-off in Lisbon next month, Thomas Schreiber, coordinator for Germany’s competition entry, hopes that musical — and not political — voices take center stage.
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