Germany is one of the world’s most developed states with a very strong economy. Its capital is Berlin. Germany is a founding member of the EU. Germany has significant international political, economic and cultural influence.
A joint statement by the UK, US, France and Germany says the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal was a violation of Britain’s sovereignty by Russia and was the first offensive use of a chemical agent since World War II.
Canadian officials were left red-faced after accidentally using a German flag to greet the king and queen of Belgium, who were visiting the country to pay thanks to Canadian troops for their involvement in World War I.