Germany correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Sometimes in Russia and Ukraine. Previously covered telecom in New York.

Norwegian Fish Caught in Russia's Western Food Sanctions — Amid the global tug of war over the future of Ukraine, 34 tons of Ola Braanaas's salmon got caught in the middle. "We have to sell our fish at any price now," the Norwegian salmon exporter, whose biggest customer was Russia, said on Friday. "The fish has to go."

Faeroe Islands Boom by Selling Salmon to Russia — SØRVÁGUR, Faeroe Islands-As the tit-for-tat economic confrontation between Russia and the West nears its first anniversary, there are plenty of losers: associates of President Vladimir Putin barred from going to the U.S., European farmers banned from selling fruit to Russia, and German electrical-equipment companies that have lost a fifth of their Russian sales.

Germany Grapples With Surge of Migrants From Kosovo — GERMERING, Germany-Valmir Sahiti, 25 years old, has spent the last two weeks living in a nursing home in the long-shot hope of a new life. Mr. Sahiti, an asylum-seeker from Kosovo, is staying with five relatives in a makeshift refugee center set up on several turquoise-carpeted empty floors of the home.

Ukraine Truce Fades in Fight for Key Town — In the railway town of Debaltseve, Ukraine's cease-fire lasted all of 40 minutes. "We were surprised when the firing stopped, and hoped it would be the cease-fire," said Albert Sardaryan, a 22-year-old combat paramedic in the town, by telephone. "But then it started again."

Crises in Ukraine, Greece Test Merkel’s Influence, Stamina — BERLIN-Chancellor Angela Merkel touched down in seven national capitals on two continents over eight days in a burst of diplomacy that underscored her status as the most influential leader in Europe. But after a week of fighting fires in Ukraine and Greece, the next few days could show the limits of her power.

At Minsk Peace Talks, Coffee and No Naps for Leaders — Behind the scenes, the leaders who negotiated a new Ukraine deal wrangled over the precise timing of a cease-fire, drank "buckets of coffee," and didn't sleep. The talks in Minsk, Belarus, lasted from around 8 p.m. local time Wednesday to past noon on Thursday, a 16-hour slog that caps almost a year of diplomacy by German Chancellor Angela...

Leaders Press for Ukraine Deal in Minsk John Kerry Says West Is United in Response to Conflict — MUNICH - The U.S. and Germany are struggling to maintain a united front against an unflinching Russia ahead of a crucial week of high-stakes, top-level diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. Chancellor Angela Merkel has given Russian President Vladimir Putin until Wednesday to agree to a road map to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to Western officials.

Leaders press for Ukraine deal in Minsk — MUNICH-European leaders wrangling over the Ukraine crisis struck a tentative deal to hold a new summit in Belarus on Wednesday, a small sign of progress even as public sparring between German and U.S. officials continued over whether or not the West should arm Ukraine.

Ukraine Talks to Continue in Minsk on Wednesday — European leaders negotiating over the Ukraine crisis held a phone call with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine and agreed to work toward a peace deal to be discussed at a summit meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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