Russia analyst Hannes Adomeit tells Laila Harrak that Russian-German differences outweigh any common ground between Berlin and Moscow created by Donald Trump
Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine's President Poroshenko, who is in the midst of an election campaign. There's disappointment in Kyiv at his failure to implement reforms, and hopes of EU-style democracy are fading.
Donald Trump revoked a pesky CNN reporter's White House press pass this week. That kind of punitive action against the media would be unthinkable in Germany, where journalists invite the politicians to press conferences.
A US-based research center has surveyed 26,000 people in 25 countries and found few with confidence in President Donald Trump to do the right thing. His low status is nearly matched by the Russian and Chinese leaders.
The German chancellor demanded free elections in four-way talks in Turkey on the possibility of peace in Syria. Merkel and the leaders of France, Russia and Turkey are hoping to capitalize on a shaky ceasefire agreement.
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