Germany and the US have a close economic relationship. In 2015 the US became Germany's biggest trade partner, but it hasn't always been plain sailing. The countries have a long, complicated trading history behind them.
Oil prices have jumped to levels last seen in 2014, after the United States decided to re-impose sanctions on Iran, threatening to tighten global oil markets and likely to derail billions of dollars in business deals.
From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.
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.
Germany's Angela Merkel and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto have opened the world's largest industrial technology fair, in Hanover. It comes as both countries enter a challenging trade relationship with the US.
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