Turkish-Ukrainian film wins special prize from Germany

Directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadır Er, the Ukrainian-Turkish coproduction “Klondike” received a special prize at the 21st German Film Award for Peace – The Bridge. Organized by the Bernhard Wichi Memorial Fund and honoring distinguished filmmakers since 2002, the German Film Award for Peace – The Bridge stands for peace, understanding between … Read more

Germany declares gas alarm stage as Russia squeezes supply

Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday in response to falling Russian supplies but stopped short of allowing utilities to pass on soaring energy costs to customers in Europe’s largest economy. The measure is the latest escalation in a standoff between Europe and Moscow since the Russian invasion of Ukraine … Read more

With Ukraine-dominated agendas, 3 summits to test Western unity

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on, three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Kyiv and the extent of international unity amid rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain. On Thursday and Friday, European Union leaders will meet in Brussels to officially consider making Ukraine a candidate for membership. … Read more

Germany declares alarm level in emergency gas plan as Russia squeezes supply

Germany reached the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday after a drop in Russian supplies but stopped short of allowing utilities to pass on soaring energy costs to customers in Europe’s largest economy. The measure is the latest escalation in a standoff between Europe and Moscow since the Russian invasion of Ukraine … Read more

Artwork covered over anti-Semitic allegations at Germany’s documenta

Following its opening, Germany’s documents, one of the biggest modern art exhibitions worldwide, has covered up a piece of art over anti-Semitic allegations. The banner, by Indonesian artist collective Taring Padi, is being covered, the documenta said on Monday evening after a decision was taken by the collective, the management and artistic direction. The move … Read more

Spain wildfires rage on as Europe swelters in rare June heatwave

Spain, France and other western European nations sweltered over the weekend under a blistering June heatwave, with some wildfires still blazing even as the weather began to ease. The soaring temperatures were in line with scientists’ predictions that such phenomena will now strike earlier in the year thanks to global warming. Emergency services battled several … Read more

Germany unveils fresh measures to cut gas consumption

Germany on Sunday said it would limit the use of gas for electricity consumption and announced further steps to increase storage levels to prepare for the next winter season, when it fears Russia could reduce or even completely halt supplies. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany, which relies on Moscow for most of its gas, … Read more

European leaders in Kyiv to show support for first time since war

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv on Thursday in a show of collective European support for Ukraine. The move is the highest-profile visit to the country’s capital since Russia’s invasion, a day after the United States pledged $1 billion worth of new arms for … Read more

French, German, Italian leaders in Kyiv to show solidarity

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv on Thursday in a show of collective European support for Ukraine, marking the highest-profile visit to the country’s capital since Russia’s invasion, a day after the United States pledged $1 billion worth of new arms for embattled the … Read more

Macron, Scholz, Draghi en route to Kyiv as US pledges more arms

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi were on a train on Thursday bound for the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the French presidential office said, a day after the United States pledged $1 billion worth of new arms for embattled the Ukrainian forces. The visit by three European leaders … Read more