Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute
The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia.
US warns EU over €13-billion defense spending
The US has warned the European Union that plans to boost defense cooperation within the EU could undo decades of trans-Atlantic cooperation and damage NATO. The EU's foreign policy chief said US concerns were unfounded.
After 20 years in NATO, Poland still eager to please
Poland's NATO accession in 1999 was meant to provide protection from Russia. Two decades on, a fear of its eastern neighbor remains a decisive factor in Polish politics, especially when it comes to bolstering US ties.
'World still needs NATO' writes German defense minister in New York Times op-ed
With NATO rattled amid pressure from Donald Trump, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen made an appeal for the alliance in a New York Times op-ed. She described NATO as an "emotional bond" between the US and Europe.
Friendly fire: How united Is NATO?
The NATO summit in the shadow of American scoldings: US president Donald Trump demands higher defense expenditures, especially from Germany. But there is growing concern Trump could be making agreements with Vladimir Putin - at the expense of long-standing allies.
Trump meets Merkel for tough talks in Washington
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Trump on a one-day visit to Washington, with the two leaders far apart on issues like the Iran nuclear deal, NATO spending and trade.
NATO allies German, Turkey attempt a thaw
Germany and Turkey's foreign ministers agree to pull out all the stops to improve ties that have soured due to disputes over Ankara's post-coup crackdown and the arrests of German citizens in Turkey.