The German chancellor's comments came after contentious meetings with US President Donald Trump at NATO and G7 summit meetings. Trump clashed with America's allies over global warming, mutual defense and trade.
The election result in North Rhine-Westphalia has confirmed the trend on the federal level: Chancellor Angela Merkel is a big step closer to a fourth term. Her SPD opponent Martin Schulz has been considerably weakened.
While Germany enjoys the day off on International Workers' Day, the German chancellor has been busy doing her job, without a break. There are many reasons for this, writes DW's Sabine Kinkartz.
The Social Democratic Party has once again fallen away in opinion polls ahead of a crucial state election in North Rhine-Westphalia. It's a potential disaster for SPD chancellor candidate Martin Schulz.
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