Scholz: Partial mobilisation in Russia is “act of desperation”

Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has described the order for partial mobilisation in Russia as an “act of desperation”. “Russia cannot win this criminal war,” Scholz said in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “completely underestimated” the situation from the … Read more

Baerbock calls for recognition of women’s rights in Iran

New York/Tehran (dpa)- Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called on the Iranian government to recognise women’s rights as human rights following the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. “The women who are now taking to the streets in Iran are demanding the freedom to express themselves – and to be able to … Read more

Scholz accuses Putin of “imperialism, plain and simple”

New York (dpa)- In a speech to the United Nations, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has accused Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of “imperialism, plain and simple” and assured Ukraine of further support, including in the form of weapons. “Putin will only give up his war and his imperial ambitions if he realises that he cannot win,” … Read more

Germany to supply Ukraine with additional howitzers

Berlin (dpa) – Ukraine is to receive four more self-propelled howitzers from the German Armed Forces for its defence campaign against Russia. The delivery will be initiated immediately, Germany’s Ministry of Defence announced. The German government stressed that Ukraine had requested additional howitzers. “The PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers supplied by Germany and the Netherlands have … Read more

Steinmeier: Queen’s state funeral is “once-in-a-century event”

London/Berlin (dpa) – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called the state funeral of Britain’s late Queen Elizabeth II a “once-in-a-century event”. “People were used to rallying behind this Queen for over 70 years, and now everyone has the sense that something is missing, not only in Britain and in London, but worldwide,” Steinmeier said in … Read more

German Foreign Minister Baerbock visits Ukraine

Berlin/Kiev (red) – For the second time since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has travelled to Kiev. On her arrival, she promised the country assistance – for as long as it was needed. She said the Kremlin’s calculations would not work out. “For more than six months, … Read more

Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

Berlin (dpa) – Germany is mourning the death of the British Queen Elizabeth II. The German head of state, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has sent condolences to the British Royal Family on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “Queen Elizabeth is a woman who has shaped a century, in the United Kingdom and worldwide. She … Read more

New skilled labour strategy

Berlin – The German government hopes that a new strategy will attract more skilled workers to Germany. At a skilled labour summit in September, the government presented its plans to employer and trade union leaders, among others. As well as promoting training and continuing education, the strategy also focuses particularly on modernising the regulations governing … Read more