Ursula von der Leyen

German defence minister stranded in Nigeria after military aid trip

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was in Nigeria on Sunday to pledge 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) in military aid aimed at stemming migration from Africa into to Europe,...

Germany contributes 4.2 million euros to fight terrorism in Nigeria

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday pledged 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has killed thousands of...

Minister: Germany must push EU security integration after Trump win

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that the US election win for Donald Trump means that Germany needs to make a stronger push for security integration in Europe.

Germany pledges to continue support for Iraq against Islamic State

Germany is prepared to lend more help to Iraq in its battle against Islamic State forces, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday in Baghdad.

German defence minister wants to keep troops in Turkey despite row

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that Germany wants to keep supporting the US-led campaign against the Islamic State from Turkey's Incirlik air base, but acknowledged there were...

German military to recruit thousands of troops after 25 years of cuts

Thousands of new soldiers are set to join the ranks of the Bundeswehr in the coming years, said German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen Tuesday as she announced a recruitment plan that would...

German minister: Islamic State puts pressure on Libya peace talks

It is urgent for Libya's competing factions to form a government of national unity that could then ask for international help in fighting Islamic State extremists, German Defence Minister Ursula...