CIA: Learned too late informant was liar

CIA: Learned too late informant was liar

BERLIN, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former CIA Director George Tenet made incredible claims regarding an Iraqi who played a key role in the decision to invade Iraq, a former German official said.
Next Cold War heated with natural gas?

Next Cold War heated with natural gas?

BERLIN, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Russia launched the South Stream pipeline not for energy reasons but to pull Ukraine eastward, a strategy that could spark a Cold War-like conflict between Europe and Russia, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has warned.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Russian experts blast Nabucco

BERLIN, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Russian experts strongly refuted claims by former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer that the Russian-launched South Stream pipeline is a purely political project that doesn't make economic sense.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Nabucco is about a new Europe -- adviser

BERLIN, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The Nabucco natural gas pipeline for Europe is indicative of new developments in the region amid a sea change in energy diplomacy, officials said.

German ex-FM Fischer to promote Nabucco

BERLIN, June 26 (UPI) -- Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has been hired to lobby for the EU gas pipeline Nabucco.

Germany accused of isolationism

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A former German foreign minister said Germany's response to the current world financial crisis was too isolationist.
Israel marks 60th anniversary

Israel marks 60th anniversary

JERUSALEM, May 8 (UPI) -- Military flyovers, bunting and pioneers recalling the founding of Israel marked the country's 60th anniversary celebration Thursday.

Germany selling two new subs to Israel

BERLIN, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Germany is selling Israel two new Dolphin class submarines for a total of $1.17 billion, Deutsche Welle reported Monday.

Schroeder worried over Iranian hostility

BERLIN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said he is "worried about the increasingly hostile course" of the new Iranian government on nuclear proliferation.

FMs fail to reach accord on U.N. council

UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (UPI) -- Four foreign ministers of the "G4" countries seeking permanent U.N. Security Council seats have taken their campaign to U.N. World Headquarters in New York.

Panel to study Nazi foreign ministry

BERLIN, July 12 (UPI) -- A five-member historians' panel in Germany, which includes an Israeli and an American, will study the role of the German foreign ministry during the Nazi era.

U.S. cool on Germany on Security Council

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has refused to give its endorsement to Germany gaining a permanent seat on an expanded U.N. Security Council.

U.S. appears to back IAEA chief

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The Bush administration appeared Wednesday to drop its opposition to Mohammed ElBaradei's bid for a third term as head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.

Fischer calls U.S. ties 'family'

BERLIN, May 20 (UPI) -- For Germany, Russia may be a partner but the United States is "family" Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer claimed Friday. "Russia is our partner, the U.S. is our friend and most important ally outside of Europe. One is a partnership; the other is family,"

U.N. inspectors voice Iran weapons fears

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- United Nations inspectors have told the BBC Iran may be developing nuclear weapons. In a documentary to be broadcast Tuesday night, U.N. Inspector Chris Charlier said the dismantling of a nuclear facility at Natanz raised suspicions the Iranians were tryi

German foreign ministry plans Nazi review

BERLIN, April 13 (UPI) -- The German foreign ministry plans the first public review of its ties with Nazis and a purge of people linked to the party that fell from power 60 years ago.

EU supports UN reform plans

BRUSSELS, March 24 (UPI) -- The European Union Wednesday welcomed Kofi Annan's plans to reform the United Nations, including enlargement of the Security Council to 24 members.

Sexy Germans in political soap

BERLIN, March 22 (UPI) -- German TV has sparked controversy with a new political soap opera, inspired by America's "West Wing," that features sex, drugs and the chancellor's office.

Germany's Fischer admits visa blunders

BERLIN, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has admitted he made serious mistakes that allowed human trafficking, the International Herald Tribune said Monday.

Germany's Schroeder calls NATO lame

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Shroeder has called for a review of the make-up and policy of NATO, the Financial Times reported Monday.

Germany red-faced over Holocaust walkout

BERLIN, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A far-right German political party's walkout over a Holocaust observance has deeply embarrassed German leaders, the International Herald Tribune reports.

Straw talks Iran nuke approach with Rice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw began talks in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice Monday over Iran's nuclear policy.

Powell asks for European troops in Iraq

BRUSSELS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell sought additional troop support in Iraq and Afghanistan from European foreign ministers in Brussels Thursday.

German FM hails Iran nuke deal

BERLIN, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer on a visit to Guatemala Tuesday hailed the new nuclear agreement between the European Union and Iran.

For Kerry, Germany might go to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell called his German counterpart Wednesday over comments Berlin may be ready to send troops to Iraq.
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