More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
The Iraq war, Middle East talks, Iran nuclear negotiations: the UK has always been a major player on the foreign policy stage. But on the Ukraine crisis, London seems content to leave things to Paris and Berlin.
The German Cabinet has cleared a bill to further restrict travel of potentially dangerous Islamists. The draft legislation, which will now head to the Bundestag, seeks to prevent the export of jihadis to the Middle East.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have seen their worst-ever result at elections in the city state of Hamburg, receiving only 15.9 percent of the vote. However, Merkel is defending the conservative candidate.
Britain has given a green light to plans for deploying military trainers in Ukraine to bolster that country's resources against Russian-backed separatists. Samira Shackle reports from London.
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