Former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected to become the nation's president on Sunday by an overwhelming majority of a special constitutional assembly, despite the vote falling short of what had been expected.
Backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is set to be elected as the nation's president on Sunday. But what does the vote say about Merkel's current political authority?
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged 50 million euros (53.2 million dollars) in aid to the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria after visiting a refugee camp in neighbouring Lebanon on Friday.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has cancelled a meeting he was due to hold with Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier in Berlin on Friday because of an unplanned visit to Lebanon and the meeting has been rescheduled for December 14.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) will endorse Social Democrat Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as a candidate for the presidency, according to sources in the government.
The break-up of the European Union is a real possibility, warns German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in comments released ahead of their Monday publication in the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkop agreed on Wednesday to a new ceasefire for the country's conflict-ridden eastern regions, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting with Poroshenko.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday rejected his German counterpart's call for a ceasefire longer than the current three hours daily to allow humanitarian aid into the Syrian city of Aleppo.
German officials said Tuesday that the rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border last year was an important step and was unlikely to affect Turkey's NATO membership.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump is a "hate-monger," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday, expressing his concern about the spread of the "monstrosity of nationalism" around the world.
Judicial reform is a precondition for talks about Albania's accession to the European Union, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a visit to the country's capital Tirana on Tuesday.
The United Nations should resume the next round of peace talks as soon as possible, foreign ministers of global and regional powers agreed, according to Germany's chief diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says his Social Democrats (SPD) were overruled by Chancellor Angela Merkel in their opposition to allowing criminal proceedings against a comedian who insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Renewed dialogue and trust-building are needed to solve the complex crises faced by the world today, including the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the UN Security Council Monday.
France and Germany's foreign ministers appealed to Ukraine's political leaders on Monday to push forward with economic reforms and their fight against corruption as a political crisis threatened Ukraine's future.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls on Moscow, Ankara and the Kurdish forces to exercise restraint in Syria, ahead of a cessation of hostilities agreed to at talks in the German city of Munich last week.
World powers convening in Munich on Thursday are working towards a ceasefire to end hostilities in Syria's civil war, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said ahead of a meeting of the International Syria Support Group.
British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier have called on politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to show more determination in the implementation of a reform plan adopted in 2015, saying that progress on possible European Union membership depends solely on that.