German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country will 'do everything' to raise defense spending to levels agreed with NATO partners.
Germany's chancellor has hinted that defense spending is likely to increase in years ahead, saying reaching NATO's target was "not completely beyond the imagination." It comes amid budget talks and pressure from allies.
US President Donald Trump says NATO members that do not meet defense-spending targets will be "dealt with." Germany is far from being on track to meet the alliance's target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.
The German chancellor's meeting with Trump was cordial and warm, but there was little sign of progress on the Iran nuclear deal or EU exemptions from trade tariffs. DW takes a look at what the German press had to say.
There was no shortage of media speculation over how awkward Donald Trump and Angela Merkel's meeting would be. Instead, the two set a friendly and respectful tone — a good sign for both nations, says DW's Michael Knigge.
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