Edward Snowden's exposure of the U.S. surveillance program has damaged the country's standing in Germany. Polls show falling support for the alliance, despite Barack Obama's visit to Germany in June.
In a surprising escalation of tensions over an ongoing political crisis, Trump has raised the prospect of military action in Venezuela. The Pentagon has said the White House has not issued any orders to the military.
Reports of delays from President Donald Trump's administration in presenting a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan indicate dissonance in the White House on how to resolve the conflict.
President Bush opened it amid global protest, President Obama vowed to close it. After 15 years the Guantanamo Bay prison camp does not just remain open, it could even experience a revival under President Trump.
After Angela Merkel's words about frayed EU-US ties under Trump, more German politicians have weighed in. First the foreign minister, then Merkel's challenger at upcoming elections, accused him of hurting the West.
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