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UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday on the sidelines of a G-7 summit, as post-Brexit turbulence strains relations between Britain and the EU. ...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. ...

German Greens finalize election pitch amid sag in polls

Jun. 11, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens are putting the finishing touches on their election pitch and preparing to formally endorse Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor, amid a slip in the party's poll ratings fueled in large part by its own mistakes. ...

Opposition accuses German govt of impeding 2016 attack probe

Jun. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition parties accused the German government Friday of hampering the work of a parliamentary investigation into a 2016 truck attack in which an Islamist extremist killed 12 people and injured dozens more at Christmas market in Berlin. A cross-party...

Germany approves plan to improve oversight of supply chains

Jun. 11, 2021 08:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved legislation meant to ensure that big companies see that human rights are respected throughout their supply chains. The plan is set to take effect from 2023. It will apply initially to companies with 3,000 or more...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...

Germany starts rolling out a digital EU vaccination pass

Jun. 10, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent gets ready for the key summer travel season. The country's health minister said starting this week vaccination centers, doctors practices and...

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy's most exclusive club

Jun. 10, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. They’re the board of global democracy’s most exclusive club, and they’re meeting this week after four years of U.S. disruption and a two-year coronavirus...

Germany: Delay for CureVac shot won't hurt vaccine campaign

Jun. 09, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health ministry on Wednesday downplayed the possible impact on the country's coronavirus vaccine campaign after reports that the shot being developed by local company CureVac could face further delays getting regulatory approval. Manfred Lucha,...

Ukrainian FM presses Germany on arms, cites Russia's weapons

Jun. 09, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Wednesday that he hoped allies such as Germany won't regret turning down his country's request for arms deliveries should Russia launch an attack. Dmytro Kuleba broached the sensitive subject with German Foreign Minister...