German Chancellor Angela Merkel stresses that Europe can't fight Islamist terrorism alone.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to discuss the Iran nuclear accord, as well as the wars in Syria and Ukraine with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Merkel is one of the few leaders Putin "takes seriously" analysts told DW.
There was plenty of turmoil to fuel a heated debate in the first open session of the current German parliament. But people expecting new strategies from Angela Merkel were likely disappointed, DW's Sabine Kinkartz says.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers forcing carmakers to retrofit diesel cars to lower emissions was the wrong approach. She said it was up to the industry to regain public trust and invest in the future.
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