Trump has walked the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, but Middle East expert Alex Vatanka says that European powers like France and Germany will be instrumental in deciding whether it can still be thrown a lifeline.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart have vowed to introduce a single eurozone budget and emergency funding as part of far-reaching reforms. They also agreed to reduce the refugee flow to Europe.
If there is one thing Angela Merkel can depend on, it's a broadside from Donald Trump. The US president has interfered in the German government's asylum crisis. That won't bring the chancellor down, says Jens Thurau.
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.
G7 leaders are struggling to even come up with a joint statement on trade. A breakthrough won't be able to paper over deep differences between the US and its allies.
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