Merkel receives high marks internationally during her last year in office: Survey

A global survey by the Pew Research Center put German Chancellor Angela Merkel in good stead as her tenure draws to a close, with 79 percent of respondents having a positive view of Germany and 77 percent having confidence in Merkel personally. Merkel’s approval ratings in the survey surpass those…

Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry EU neighbours

Russian President Vladimir Putin has observed military exercises being conducted in coordination with Belarus that have raised concerns in bordering countries. Putin on Monday attended exercises at a training ground in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 450 kilometres east of Moscow. The exercises included what the Defense Ministry said was the…