US-China trade war morphs into currency war - China suspends all US agricultural purchases - Yemenis struggle to survive as food prices soar
Germany prides itself on its restrictive export policies, which ban arms sales to countries involved in armed conflict. But a DW exclusive shows the Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen uses German-built weapons and tech.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration has been criticized for massively increasing arms sales to Middle East dictatorships Saudi Arabia and Egypt. One opposition lawmaker branded the trade "reprehensible."
Diplomats are seeking to resolve a conflict that has led German drugmakers to miss out on orders from Saudi Arabia. Along with Canada, Germany is struggling to react to Riyadh's new-found foreign policy assertiveness.
Government consultations between Germany and China in Berlin on Monday aim to send a signal of closer bilateral cooperation in light of a worsened trade spat with the US. But some hurdles have yet to be overcome.
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