As German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel prepares to hold talks with his Russian counterpart in Moscow, DW took to the streets to find out how ordinary Russians view the bilateral relationship.
Germany's foreign minister has said hopes to increase EU-Belarus ties during a visit to Minsk. It was the first time in seven years that a German foreign minister held bilateral talks with the Russia-allied country.
The foreign ministers of Germany, Sweden and Japan have visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. German representative, Sigmar Gabriel, says it is necessary that refugees go back to Myanmar and rebuild their lives.
Russia's Vladimir Putin said there were "major suspicions" that the US is trying to sway the presidential vote in his country by allegations of doping against Russia. Several Russian athletes lost their Sochi medals.
The German and Turkish foreign ministers met in Antalya for "informal" talks which are likely to spur EU debate about diplomacy with Ankara. The meeting follows Turkey’s release of a German human rights activist.
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