Russia analyst Hannes Adomeit tells Laila Harrak that Russian-German differences outweigh any common ground between Berlin and Moscow created by Donald Trump
Amid deeply strained ties between Washington and Berlin, Emily Haber, Germany's new US ambassador, has her work cut out for herself. But former US officials who know her say she is exactly the right woman for the job.
Germany and the US remain allies, but Donald Trump's failure to endorse the G7 communique is the latest in a string of recent disagreements on key policies. DW takes a look at the most contentious issues.
The two leaders discussed Syria, the conflict in Ukraine, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the Iran nuclear deal. Merkel was critical on press and cultural freedom as well as a ceasefire breach in Ukraine.
European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal have written to key US officials, urging them to respect Europe’s commitment to the deal. They stressed that EU firms active in Iran should be spared from sanctions.
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