TTIP's primary aim is to make trade easier and as a result, to give an economic boost to the USA and Europe. Common standards in production would make manufacturing much cheaper but Europeans fear the loss of hard won workers' rights.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel may come across as a frumpy high school teacher, but she is the only European leader who can stand up to Trump, says Colombian caricaturist Vladdo. She is stability in a world gone mad.
Under Donald Trump, Washington is distancing itself from the Iran nuclear deal. The US president insists Tehran has been violating the agreement, without citing concrete proof. For Europe, that's a risky move.
Washington's air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.
The Iran nuclear deal has made the world a safer place, or so Europe says. Yet the Trump administration wants out of the accord. Differences will become apparent when Iranian President Rouhani is sworn in on Saturday.
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