Russia analyst Hannes Adomeit tells Laila Harrak that Russian-German differences outweigh any common ground between Berlin and Moscow created by Donald Trump
Will the Bundeswehr defend the Baltics? Will Berlin let Nord Stream 2 proceed? Merkel will encounter a political class and public opinion leery of Germany's Russia policy during her visit to Lithuania on Friday.
Syria's northwestern Idlib region — crammed with civilians and rebels close to Turkey — needs Russia's "moderating manner," Chancellor Angela Merkel has told US President Donald Trump, according to her spokesman.
The Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey have failed to reach a ceasefire deal to delay a Syrian government assault on Idlib. Bashar Assad's regime is preparing a massive offensive to retake the rebel-held province.
The US president had previously voiced skepticism on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. His executive order comes before US congressional elections that are already tinged with fears of foreign meddling.
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