Putin discusses Ukraine, food security with Macron, Scholz

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates military and civilian personnel and veterans of the Border Guards Service on Border Guard's Day, at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow on May 28, 2022. (MIKHAIL METZEL / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW / KIEV - Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation with French...

Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

A woman holds her child at the Medyka border crossing, eastern Poland, where thousands fleeing Ukraine arrive into Poland, on March 12, 2022. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday, and urged them...

Scholz elected to take charge as German chancellor

Olaf Scholz attends a signing ceremony of the coalition agreement to form a government, in Berlin, on Dec 7, 2021. (LIESA JOHANNSSEN-KOPPITZ / BLOOMBERG) Olaf Scholz was approved by Germany’s parliament to become chancellor, clearing the way for the Social Democrat to take charge amid a worsening pandemic crisis and...

German SPD chief sees new govt before Christmas

Olaf Scholz, top candidate for chancellor of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), holds a bunch of flowers after a press statement at the party's headquarter in Berlin, Germany, Sept 27, 2021. (LISA LEUNTER / AP) WASHINGTON - Germany will most likely have a new government before Christmas, the Social Democrats'...