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China’s Xi urges ‘maximum restraint’ over Ukraine in call with Macron, Scholz

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged “maximum restraint” over Ukraine, calling the crisis “deeply worrying” in a video summit with his French and German counterparts Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz. Xi’s comments come more than a week…

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U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Biden pledges end to Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be halted if Russia invades Ukraine and stressed unity with…

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Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats reacts after he was elected new German Chancellor in the German Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The election and swearing-in of the new Chancellor and the swearing-in of the federal ministers of the new federal government will take place in the Bundestag on Wednesday. (Photo/Stefanie Loos)

New German government and the regional impacts

The new “traffic light” coalition government in Germany will have to perform a major Houdini act, should it decide to take a radical departure from its predecessor’s foreign policy, especially…

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Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats reacts after he was elected new German Chancellor in the German Parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. The election and swearing-in of the new Chancellor and the swearing-in of the federal ministers of the new federal government will take place in the Bundestag on Wednesday. (Photo/Stefanie Loos)

Scholz succeeds Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

Olaf Scholz became Germany’s ninth post-World War II chancellor Wednesday, opening a new era for the European Union’s most populous nation and largest economy after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure. Scholz’s…

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