Mar 31, 2014 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces. That might reduce some tensions in the region.
Dec 17, 2013 — Despite the fact that Merkel will be governing along with her rivals, not much is expected to change in regards to Germany's policy on the eurozone.
Oct 29, 2013 — While there are reports that the president didn't know until recently that the NSA had been listening to other leaders' cellphone calls, some intelligence officials tell the Los Angeles Times that Obama's top aides knew what was going on.
Oct 28, 2013 — Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden continue to expose secrets. There's also a new report that the NSA may have been monitoring the German chancellor's phone calls since 2002.
Apr 8, 2013 — In Hanover, Germany, the Russian leader was greeted by three women protesters who stripped off their tops before shouting expletives at him. While he professed to enjoy their demonstration, Putin's aides want the women punished.
May 15, 2012 — Francois Hollande takes oath of office as France's new president. He will travel to Germany today to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a European austerity package which he wants to amend.
Dec 5, 2011 — The leaders of Germany and France are trying to hammer out a deal to save the euro. They're meeting in advance of an EU emergency summit in Brussels on Friday. Some details of a potential deal are being reported.
Oct 18, 2011 — Germany and France are tied together by fate. On today's show, the story of France and Germany — the relationship on which the fate of Europe depends.
Jun 24, 2009 — On today's Planet Money, the ghost of hyperinflation and the elusive safety job.