German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a forty-five minute private audience with Pope Francis. The two leaders discussed religious questions and economic issues.
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.
Chancellor Merkel has said trade accounting methods are outdated and need revision. Done differently, figures show the US had a $14 billion surplus rather than $153 billion deficit with the European Union in 2017.
The famous German director didn't want to make a film about Pope Francis — he wanted to make a film with him. Wenders' documentary "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" is an intimate portrayal of a "unique human."
Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the "Lamp of Peace," a Catholic award for seeking the peaceful coexistence of peoples. Also visiting Assisi, Italy, was its last recipient, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
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