The French and German leaders will meet in Berlin on Monday to give a new push to European efforts to tackle the biggest migrant crisis in 50 years.
Brazil and Germany threw their weight behind the push for a global climate agreement later this year and stressed the vital importance of defending the Amazon jungle from deforestation.
Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, a new record, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the European Union to negotiate with Switzerland on Bern's plans for new quotas on immigration from the bloc.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her hardline Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Sunday hailed a dramatic change in Greece's approach to its debt crisis.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned that a German proposal to give his debt-ridden country a bridging loan rather than agree a new bailout would be "a return to a crisis without end".
Relatives of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps hope to take their compensation claims against parent company Lufthansa to a US court.
Kazakhstani Buddy Bear has appeared at The Minis United Buddy Bears exhibition in Kazan, Russia.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview that his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble was "wrong" to propose a temporary withdrawal from the euro for debt-laden Greece.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Turkey not to abandon the Kurdish peace process despite an upsurge in tension and violence.
The Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, opened at the Berlin site of the 1936 "Nazi Games" in what one community leader called "a triumph of good over evil".
Buried and long forgotten, the head of a giant Lenin statue is set to make a comeback in the German capital a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel again ruled out forgiving some of Greece's crippling debt but said Berlin was open to a flexible repayment plan.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned a Greek bailout deal would not come "at any price" as she arrived for a eurozone summit aimed at bridging gaps on how to keep Greece in the single currency.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel had pressed him to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.
Argentinian artist Marina Zumi who draws graffiti is creating an art installation in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Germany urged Bosnia to work towards a future in which a "genocide" such as the massacre of Muslims 20 years ago would no longer be possible.
Exactly a year after their 7-1 World Cup humiliation by Germany, Brazil's once all-conquering football team appears as lost as ever and with no quick way back.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that there was still no basis for talks on a new Greek bailout, as she arrived in Brussels for an emergency summit of eurozone leaders.
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