On Syria, Germany wants Putin to finalize a lasting cease-fire there in agreement with the United States.
"I would like to stress that the main thing is that the Ukrainian transit - which is traditional for us - meets economic demands", he said.
Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern border with Slovenia, where Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl married her partner Wolfgang Meilinger, a businessman.
Merkel, hosting Putin for their first bilateral talks in Germany since 2013, opened by telling him that Russian Federation has an elevated responsibility to step up and help solve a range of conflicts, notably Syria and Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but the meeting had been meant to simply "check the watches" after Merkel's meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in May.
For all their differences, Merkel and Putin agreed that they want to preserve the nuclear accord with Iran after Trump withdrew US support for the deal.
She welcomed the start of discussions among the European Union, Ukraine, and Russian Federation on the issue.
"Nord Steam 2 is purely an economic project and it doesn't close the door to shipping gas through Ukraine", Putin said.
Priyanka and Nick dance to celebrate engagement First I'm blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such a handsome , inside and out, future sister-in-law". The priest who performed the ritual confirmed to reporters it had just happened as he exited.
"In my view Ukraine must retain its role in the transit of gas", Merkel told the WSJ on Saturday.
In the years since Putin's previous bilateral visit to Germany, he and Merkel have met at global events including the 2017 Group of 20 summit in Hamburg.
Yet the foreign ministry insisted that Putin's visit "will not change anything in terms of Austria's foreign policy positions". Topics during the bilateral talks include Ukraine, Syria and the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Germany that the United States and some European countries object to.
In his comments, Peskov said Merkel and Putin had a "general exchange of opinions" over the situation in Ukraine and that the leaders expressed regret that implementation of the so-called Minsk accords had stalled.
Turkey on Wednesday doubled tariffs on several USA goods, including alcohol and tobacco products and cars, after Trump increased US tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel imports to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
Putin was a surprise guest at the wedding of Karin Kneissl, an independent who was selected for her post by Austria's pro-Russian far-right party, according to reports.
Eden Hazard came off the Chelsea bench for the second-straight week under new manager Maurizio Sarri , though he'd rather not. Hazard has two years to run on the five-year contract he signed in February 2015 and has been pondering an extension.
On Tuesday, reports were rife that he could miss around three months with a serious knee injury that he sustained in training. It is understood that De Bruyne tore the lateral ligament in his right knee during training today.
He did not elaborate on what measures the United States is willing to take if Turkey continues to play hardball over Brunson. President Trump is ramping his attacks up on Turkey, claiming the country has taken advantage of the USA for many years.
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Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, was quick to deny any involvement by the insurgents in the attack . He blamed insurgents, saying the rockets they fire at Afghan security forces often harm civilians.
News of the Queen of Soul's ill health was first shared by veteran reporter Roger Friedman for his column Showbiz411.com. Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday.
Kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output being on the lower side are the medical complaints. Vajpayee's body was moved late Thursday from a hospital to his Delhi home, where mourners gathered.
Turkey's exports to the United States past year amounted to $8.7-billion, making it Turkey's fifth-largest export market. The US doubled tariffs last week over Turkey's refusal to extradite a US pastor who is imprisoned there .
Indian PM pledges aid as rain lets up in Kerala
Many panic-stricken flood victims have resorted to appeals on social media, saying they can not get through to rescue services. But rescuers are facing some resistance from the stranded people with some of them refusing to be airlifted.
Nigeria's Inflation Drops To 11.14%
By property type, semi-detached houses showed the biggest increase, rising by 4.4 per cent in the year to June 2018 to £216,000. This is 5.7 per cent lower than in the same month past year , an between May and June 2018, transactions fell by 3 per cent.
Here's How To Install Fortnite Mobile On Any Android Smartphone
To bypass the limitations of Epic Games is preparing a separate page to download Fortnite Battle Royale bypassing Google Play . Not all Android devices will be able to as you need a recent device with the processing and graphics muscle to handle the game.
Limit time outside because of unhealthy air quality
The Southwest Clean Air Agency's advisory listed several other suggestions to those living under smoky conditions. It now is in effect until at least Friday noon, when the weather service will reevaluate weather conditions.
Rain fury in Kerala: UAE airlines suspend flights to Kochi
Seven people were killed in a massive landslide in Palakkad this morning, taking the death toll in Kerala's worst natural to 87. Kochi Metro shut down its operations and the already-shut Kochi airport had to break open compound walls to let out water.
Rodgers: Champions League 'a step too far'
Celtic's Champions League hopes were ended after a 2-1 qualifying defeat by AEK Athens in Greece saw them lose 3-2 on aggregate. The shock defeat comes amidst a backdrop of increasing tension between Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and the board.