Alan Kirby from St. Louis teaches high school German and is on a visit to Annaberg-Buchholz in Saxony. A former exchange student who lives here is showing him around the town in the Ore Mountains.
The US State Department has demanded the UN aid agency UNRWA "fundamentally re-examine" its work. President Trump has been critical of the agency and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for it to "disappear."
On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste.
The US president has claimed he is "the least racist person" after reportedly using an expletive to describe African countries and Haiti. Trump issued a vague defense, but has stopped short of denying the remark.
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported record global sales in 2017 after being dogged by the costly emissions cheating scandal. VW made the announcement as it unveiled an updated Jetta model at the Detroit Auto Show.
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