Stef Blok, foreign minister of the Netherlands, talks about new diplomatic efforts to resolve the Syria conflict. In a DW exclusive, he urged Russia to return to the negotiating table.
US President Donald Trump clearly showed weakness in his high-profile meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin. It was a diplomatic mistake made on the world stage, writes DW's Bernd Riegert.
Germany will be watching keenly when the mercurial US president meets his Russian counterpart. Germans are concerned on three counts: NATO, Crimea and the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a private meeting for a little over two hours. Trump said he had "no reason to believe" that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential election.
The US said it would impose "unprecedented financial pressure on Iran." The refusal to grant EU businesses an exemption for Iran sanctions pushes Europe and the US further down a collision course over ties to Tehran.
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