Germany correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Sometimes in Russia and Ukraine. Previously covered telecom in New York. anton.troianovski@wsj.com

Merkel raps Putin over Ukraine conflict during visit to Moscow

marketwatch.com — MOSCOW-German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin over the Ukraine crisis, balancing a tribute to Soviet losses in World War II with a rebuke of Russia's policies today. Merkel flew to the Russian capital a day after she skipped Moscow's massive military parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Merkel Raps Putin Over Ukraine Conflict During Visit to Moscow

wsj.com — MOSCOW-German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin over the Ukraine crisis, balancing a tribute to Soviet losses in World War II with a rebuke of Russia's policies today. Ms. Merkel flew to the Russian capital a day after she skipped Moscow's massive military parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Merkel’s Moscow Trip Highlights Two Sides of Germany

wsj.com — BERLIN-In early March, Angela Merkel told Vladimir Putin she wanted to visit Moscow this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The Russian president asked she come on May 9, when Russia celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany, according to a person familiar with the call.

Germany Restricts Some Intelligence Sharing With U.S.

wsj.com — BERLIN-Germany has dialed down some intelligence sharing with the U.S. this week, amid accusations it helped the U.S. spy on European allies, German officials said, in the latest fallout from nearly two years of revelations about American surveillance that have shaken this privacy-conscious country.

German Government Is Accused of Spying on European Allies for NSA

wsj.com — BERLIN-Accusations that Germany's intelligence service helped the U.S. spy on European allies have rekindled German outrage over American snooping and ensnared Chancellor Angela Merkel's government in its own espionage scandal. Lawmakers in Berlin say Germany's foreign intelligence service, or BND, violated German policy by eavesdropping on European targets for years at the request of the U.S.

Refugee Surge in Germany Puts Pressure on Small Towns

wsj.com — GRILLENBURG, Germany-This village of 114 people deep in the pine forest near the Czech border has no supermarket, no police station, and next to no public transit. But the locals learned recently that their population is set to get a dramatic boost: Government officials are converting the village's disused forestry school into a shelter for 80 refugees.

Auschwitz Guard Says ‘I Morally Share in the Guilt’ as Trial Begins in Germany

wsj.com — BERLIN-A 93-year-old who handled cash carried by victims at the Auschwitz concentration camp went on trial on Tuesday for 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in what is likely to be one of the last times that Germany tries a person for alleged complicity in Nazi crimes.

Germany Seeks to Counter Russian ‘Propaganda’ in Baltics

wsj.com — BERLIN-Germany said it would help train journalists from Baltic countries and provide Russian-language content to television networks there, in one of the most concrete responses yet to what Western officials call Moscow's propaganda assault in Eastern Europe. On a tour of the region-Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia-on Thursday and Friday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Berlin would bring Baltic journalists to...

Four-Way Talks on Ukraine Conflict Start in Berlin

wsj.com — Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France met in Berlin on Monday evening to try to preserve a fragile calm in eastern Ukraine despite recent flare-ups in violence. The gathering-the fifth time the four have met in the German capital since last summer as European diplomats try to mediate in the conflict-was expected to focus on implementing the political elements of the peace deal reached in Minsk, Belarus, in...

Europe Could Face Higher Prices, Says Gazprom Chief

wsj.com — BERLIN-Europe could face higher natural gas prices if Brussels presses on in its effort to reduce Russia's energy-market power, the chief executive officer of Gazprom, Russia's state-owned gas company, said on Monday. Speaking at an energy conference, Alexei Miller said that his company was prepared to go along with European Union efforts to more closely integrate its energy market and reduce its dependence on Russia.
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May 21, 2015

RT @BBWSJ: Germany's finance minister has some potentially good news for David Cameron on.wsj.com/1ehJCXc via @WSJ

May 21, 2015

Schäuble to @BBWSJ: close relationship to UK's Osborne is "no secret and, at least for me, nothing to be ashamed of." wsj.com/articles/germa…

May 20, 2015

RT @DrewDowell: Volkswagen's servers don’t send emails to nonmanagement employees in Germany from 6:15pm to 7am on.wsj.com/1EYbZzf via @WSJ

May 20, 2015

Wondering what Germany's NSA anger is all about? Tune in to my talk w/ SPD floor leader @ThomasOppermann in 2 hours gmfus.org/events/transat…

May 20, 2015

Today @ 5:15pm CET: SPD parliament leader @ThomasOppermann & I talk US-German relations in age of Snowden, live here: gmfus.org/events/transat…

May 19, 2015

US $15 minimum wage campaign in context: Germany this year got its first national minimum wage, of €8.50 -- $9.47.

May 19, 2015

Former Chancellor Schröder in Bild: "No doubt" he would've gone to Moscow May 9 parade if he were still in charge. pic.twitter.com/GUun3IWXe6

May 14, 2015

Frau Dr. Rapoport, age 102, passed the oral doctorate exam yesterday that the Nazis denied her in 1938. By @lathram wsj.com/articles/from-…

May 14, 2015

Frau Dr. Rapoport of Niederschönhausen qualified for a doctorate yesterday at age 102. She was refused it in 1938. wsj.com/articles/from-…

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