How did Donald Trump and Angela Merkel get along during their first face-to face meeting? DW's Miodrag Soric spoke with Robert Kimmitt, former US Ambassador to Germany and Deputy Finance Minister under George W. Bush.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed the Russian president to protect gays in Chechnya and take into account rights of anti-government protesters. They met in Sochi for "intensive" talks about global crises.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide "proof" that Donald Trump did not share intelligence with Russian officials. Key US allies have said they will continue exchanging intelligence with Washington.
US President Donald Trump says he had an "absolute right" to share intelligence with Russia. However, Moscow-based media contradict reports that Trump revealed classified information to Kremlin emissaries at all.
Considering their rocky past, the first meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel went reasonably well. But behind the assurances about the continuity of transatlantic ties were detectable tremors.
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