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Heiko Maas: German politician
Heiko Josef Maas is a German politician who serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the fourth cabinet of Angela Merkel since 14 March 2018. He served as the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection from 17 December 2013 to 14 March 2018. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party.

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Germany warns Israel against West Bank annexation plans [Video]

Germany warns Israel against West Bank annexation plans

"Annexation would not be compatible with international law," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in Jerusalem, calling instead for "a negotiated, consensual two-state solution".View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

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Germany has not received any detailed information from the United States about troop withdrawals, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday during a visit to Warsaw.
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'It's complicated', German minister says of ties with U.S.

Germany's relationship with the United States is "complicated", Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview, regretting the planned withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Germany.
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Germany: Doubt if now is right time to change G7 format

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday he was not sure whether now was the right time to shake up the format of the Group of Seven after U.S. President Donald Trump said it was a "very..
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German minister hopes 'legitimate' U.S. protests will have an impact

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas described as understandable and legitimate protests spreading across the United States following the death of a black man in police custody, adding that authorities..
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Germany wants to swap EU travel warning for softer guidelines this week

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the German cabinet would on Wednesday discuss a resolution on downgrading the travel warnings currently in force for European Union countries and several other..
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Germany stresses dialogue with China key when asked about possibility of sanctions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday that the best way to influence China on the Hong Kong dispute was for the European Union to stand united in its response and to maintain dialogue with..
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Germany to lift virus-related travel warning for EU countries from June 15

Germany will lift a warning against travel to 26 fellow EU countries from June 15, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, adding that Berlin would decide later on its travel guidelines for..
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Germany hopes to end global travel warning in June, but no return to normal

Germany is hoping to replace a travel warning that is in place for all touristic trips abroad until June 15 with softer guidelines, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, but warned there would be..
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Germany calls on Poland, Czech Republic to open borders soon

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday called on Poland and the Czech Republic to fully open their borders soon to enable the free flow of people and goods.
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Germany sees increased risk of hard Brexit if Britain refuses to extend deadline

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview on Saturday there was a growing risk of a hard Brexit in the midst of the coronavirus crisis as negotiations between Britain and the..
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Coronavirus no excuse to block peace monitoring in Eastern Ukraine: foreign ministers

The coronavirus epidemic must not be used as an excuse to hinder the work of international observers monitoring the ceasefire in force in Eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on..
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Germany hopes there will be coordinated EU decision on foreign travel: minister

The German government warned foreign travel would not be risk-free even if travel restrictions were lifted, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, adding that Germany hopes to discuss a..
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Germany warns against race to restart tourism

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned against reopening tourism destinations too quickly, saying Europe should agree on a common path back to freedom of travel, a newspaper quoted him as saying..
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German minister: Coronavirus crisis won't make Brexit easier

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the coronavirus crisis would not make Brexit negotiations easier, adding that Berlin would use its EU presidency in the second half of the year to ensure there..
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The coronavirus outbreak will dominate the agenda of the European Union when Germany takes over the rotating council presidency in the second half of this year, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wrote..
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German minister criticises U.S. coronavirus response as too slow: Spiegel

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticised the United States' handling of the coronavirus outbreak as too slow, the latest sign of tensions between the two allies as they respond to the crisis.
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Germany takes in 47 coronavirus patients from Italy

German hospitals with spare capacity will take in at least 47 coronavirus patients from Italy in a sign of European solidarity, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday.
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German minister: Harder to repatriate Germans as airports close

The German government has repatriated some 120,000 of an estimated 200,000 tourists stranded overseas by the coronavirus in recent days, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.
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EU 'won't be pressured' over Greece-Turkey border crisis

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European Union foreign ministers are meeting to work out a response to the migrant crisis at Greece's border with Turkey. Germany's Heiko Maas said a number of EU nations were prepared to accept some..
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Germany: Evacuation of more than 100 Germans from China starting shortly

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday that a German military plane would be leaving for China shortly to evacuate more than 100 German citizens, none of whom are infected with the coronavirus or..
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Libya's Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, is committed to a ceasefire in the northern African country, Germany's n-tv television reported..
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Europe must find a response to Iran's nuclear violations: Germany's Maas

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that Berlin cannot accept Iran's decision to ignore limits of a nuclear arms control agreement, saying Europe had to react.
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Iran's enrichment decision could trigger end of nuclear deal: Germany

Iran's announcement on Sunday that it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium could be the first step toward the end of a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, German Foreign Minister Heiko..
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top..
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German foreign minister will seek direct talks with Iran: newspaper

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will seek direct talks with Iran to try to de-escalate tensions after a U.S. air strike killed Iran's military commander Qassem Soleimani, a newspaper reported on..
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Germany warns France against undermining NATO security alliance

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday warned against undermining the transatlantic NATO security alliance, in Berlin's strongest response to date to French President Emmanuel Macron's critical..
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Germany hopes the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri will not undermine the country's stability, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.
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Foreign Minister Heiko Maas spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the situation in northeastern Syria on Thursday, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
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Germany would be open to grant Britain a short-term extension for its departure from the European Union if it will be for the right political reason, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview on..
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Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday Germany had received questions and some irritation from allies after Germany's defense minister suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria.
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The shooting attack at a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle on Yom Kippur has hit Germans in the heart, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, urging a tougher fight against anti-Semitism.
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