Amid underlying tensions between Germany and China, Merkel is set to visit China. Relations have become more complex over recent years and the next round of consultations will likely be very busy.
One year after Donald Trump's inauguration, US trading partners in Europe and Asia are largely in agreement that it could have been much worse. But what is going to happen in the smoldering trade dispute with China?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for talks with French President Macron, the man slowly assuming her role as Europe's leading figure. But with a new Franco-German treaty to discuss, both still need each other.
Fighting populism and xenophobia, and championing human rights is bearing fruit, according to Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018. France leads the way, Germany is a mixed bag, the US and Britain are falling behind.
Donald Trump's election as US president has been called "a nail in the coffin of the liberal world order." What can German Chancellor Angela Merkel do to make sure that coffin isn't buried?
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