The Christopher Street Day demonstration in Cologne started at noon on Sunday with many visitors. Around 180 groups - more than ever before - marched by car or on foot through the crowds in the city centre.
Am 1. Juli 2022 übernimmt Deutschland des Vorsitz im Ostseerat.
The German government is pushing ahead with the formal German approval of Sweden and Finland joining Nato - and wants to complete the step before the summer break.
In view of the Russian threat, the Nato states want to do significantly more for defence and deterrence. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces a new force model - and names an impressive figure.
The global community wants to do something about global warming. The G7 want to do the same - and have now agreed on the establishment of a so-called climate club.
In a secluded valley in Bavaria, the G7 countries have been discussing their course towards Russia since Sunday. Important commitments are still outstanding before the last day - and the next summit is already casting its shadow.
The leading democratic economic powers want to further increase the pressure on Russia's President Vladimir Putin because of the war in Ukraine. This is the result of the latest G7 negotiations.
Nevertheless, the chancellor expects some important decisions at the three-day meeting. The topics are climate protection, famine, inflation and further aid for #Ukraine.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sees the #G7 countries in a common fight against the worsening situation of the global economy.
It's a historic decision - for the EU and Ukraine: the war-torn country is now officially a candidate for European Union membership. But it is likely to be a long road.
Today, the summit to decide whether Ukraine will become an EU candidate country begins in Brussels. However, this would not necessarily mean a quick admission.
A few days before the potentially decisive EU summit, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called for a concrete EU accession perspective for Ukraine.