Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Race wide open as Germany votes in post-Merkel election

Germans voted on Sept. 26 in one of the most unpredictable elections in its recent history, with Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats in a tight race for her crown as she prepares to leave the political stage.

The epochal election ushers in the end of 16 years in power for Merkel and places Germany, a byword for stability, in a new period of uncertainty.

Turkish defense minister reiterates claims of Greek ‘provocations’

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has reiterated claims that Greece is in violation of international treaties by continuing to maintain troops on several islands of the eastern Aegean, adding that Greek military officials have even conducted "provocative" visits to these islands.

"It all started after the US decision"

The United States has refused to extend the new START program, which expires on February 5, 2021, and concerns the control of nuclear weapons, TASS reminds.
"It has already begun. This is obvious. Everything began after the US pullout from the ABM treaty", the Russian President explained.
Putin said that Russia "creates an umbrella for itself".

Defence ministers of Germany, Portugal, Slovenia discuss EU presidency

Ljubljana – The defence ministers of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia held an online meeting on Thursday at the initiative of Germany’s Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to exchange views on the German six-month stint at the helm of the European Council and discuss the priorities for next year, when Portugal and Slovenia will take over successively.