Donald Trump has made it clear several times that he is not a huge fan of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Although the two haven't met before they already share a history that might weigh on their meeting.
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 EU and eurozone reforms on the table, both still need each other.
The US president has claimed Germany and other NATO members "owe billions" for falling short of spending targets. German politicians have previously addressed his views of how NATO funding and defense spending work.
Donald Trump remains very unpopular in Germany, while people in the US are generally positive about Angela Merkel, a new study finds. And that's just a single aspect of a relationship that only one side sees as strained.
A speech by President Vladimir Putin detailing new nuclear weapons in Russia's arsenal has raised fears of a new arms race. NATO has joined Merkel and Trump in voicing concern about the impact of Putin's words.
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