Imposing higher import tariffs to protect your own companies makes absolutley no sense, the president of the Kiel Institure for the World Economy, Dennis Snower, tells DW. He speaks of an "obsolete debate."
US President Donald Trump intends to nominate former UN spokesman Richard Grenell as his country’s ambassador to Germany, the White House has said. DW looks at what the choice could mean for Berlin-Washington relations.
Chancellor Merkel and President Trump have held their first joint press conference at the White House. Items on the agenda for the first meetings between the two leaders are NATO, immigration and global trade.
Focus operations will be phased out of Michigan from mid-2018 and relocated to the Chongqing plant in China. Ford's president of global operations confirmed the company would inform the White House this morning.
Other world leaders congratulated Chancellor Merkel on winning the election at the start of the week. The US president took four days to offer his congratulations.
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