Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany elects 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as new president

Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", center-left former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected on Feb. 12 as the new ceremonial head of state.

The 61-year-old, who regularly polls as Germany's most popular politician, will represent the EU's top economy abroad and act as a kind of moral arbiter for the nation.

Martin Schulz Officially Nominated for Germany Elections

Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has become the German Social Democrats' Chancellor candidate for the general election this year.

The SPD party has also officially nominated him as its leader, with a formal election due in the party in the middle of March, according to the Frakfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Trump: NATO is obsolete

BELGRADE - NATO's senior officials are concerned about remarks by US President-elect Donald Trump who said that the alliance is an obsolete organization, German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said on Monday upon arrival at a meeting of the European Union's Foreign Ministers.