French president Francois Hollande is seeking to build an alliance to fight terrorism. German chancellor Angela Merkel has already pledged to see what her country can do. Now Hollande is turning his attention to his Italian counterpart.
After Angela Merkel broke her silence on Turkey's Afrin offensive and condemned the attack, Ankara rejected her stance as "unacceptable." Merkel also decried the assault on Ghouta ahead of reports of evacuations.
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.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
Chancellor Angela Merkel met Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Berlin amid hopes of improved relations and some movement on the case of jailed journalist Deniz Yücel. But there was little progress.
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