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Relaunching conventional arms control in Europe

On Friday (25 November), 14 like‑minded states had talks at Germany’s initiative on how to rebuild confidence and prevent an arms race following the Ukraine crisis. more

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Germany providing reconstruction assistance in Iraq

The Counter‑ISIL Coalition is driving Islamic State in Iraq further and further back. The Federal Foreign Office has significantly extended its engagement to alleviate the consequences of destruction and terror and is providing assistance for stabilising Iraq to the tune of around 41 million euros in 2016. more

Recognising the work of volunteers

Minister of State Böhmer thanked volunteer members of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) for their work in Germany and abroad. more

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Steinmeier visited Ankara: First trip to Turkey since the failed coup in July

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