Heiko Maas

The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A U.N. official says thousands stood in silent tribute to victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash at the opening of the U.N. Environment Program’s Assembly in Nairobi on Monday. Some people who had been traveling to the meeting were … Continue reading The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

The Latest: Greek man says he narrowly missed doomed flight

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 5 p.m. A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday says he argued with ground staff to try and board after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers … Continue reading The Latest: Greek man says he narrowly missed doomed flight

German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

BERLIN (AP) — The presence of foreign diplomats at the Caracas airport earlier this week helped prevent the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, Germany’s foreign minister said Thursday. Heiko Maas said he expressly asked Germany’s ambassador to Venezuela, Daniel Kriener, to join other envoys at the airport on Monday. He told reporters in … Continue reading German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

Former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel dies at 82

BERLIN (AP) — Klaus Kinkel, Germany’s foreign minister from 1992 to 1998 and a former head of the country’s foreign intelligence agency, has died. He was 82. Kinkel’s Free Democratic Party, which he led from 1993 to 1995, announced his death on Tuesday without giving further details. Kinkel led Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, … Continue reading Former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel dies at 82

Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

BERLIN (AP) — Germany‘s foreign minister was stranded overnight in Mali after his plane was deemed unsafe to fly, the latest in a string of embarrassing breakdowns in the government fleet. Heiko Maas shrugged off the delay, caused by a hydraulic leak on his German air force Airbus A319, telling the dpa news agency: “I’ve … Continue reading Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on October 3, 2018 in Washington, D.C. to discuss countering Iranian and Russian aggression, the way forward on Syria, and other key shared priorities. Secretary Pompeo offered his warmest wishes to Foreign Minister … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

BERLIN | After #MeToo, in Germany comes #MeTwo

BERLIN — After #MeToo comes #MeTwo. The hashtag has become a rallying point for scores of second- and third-generation immigrants in Germany, who have taken to Twitter to share their accounts of everyday racism and how they still struggle to be accepted as Germans. The hashtag, which echoes the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was … Continue reading BERLIN | After #MeToo, in Germany comes #MeTwo

BERLIN  | UK top diplomat warns no Brexit deal ‘now a very real risk’

BERLIN  — Britain’s top diplomat is warning that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels, causing economic and political damage on both sides. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he told his German counterpart in Berlin on Monday that “when it comes to Brexit … Continue reading BERLIN  | UK top diplomat warns no Brexit deal ‘now a very real risk’

VIENNA  | With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna

VIENNA  — Top diplomats from Iran and five world powers sat down in Vienna on Friday to hash out what steps are needed to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran following the withdrawal of the United States. The meeting Friday between Iran, Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China will consider proposals for salvaging the 2015 … Continue reading VIENNA  | With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna