From strong handshakes to strange body language, Donald Trump's first foreign trip as president of the United States was something different. And social media mocked him for it.
There was no shortage of media speculation over how awkward Donald Trump and Angela Merkel's meeting would be. Instead, the two set a friendly and respectful tone — a good sign for both nations, says DW's Michael Knigge.
The optics tell a clear story: French President Emmanuel Macron scored the first state visit of the Trump presidency the same week German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Washington for a working meeting. Will it pay off?
The G20 summit has concluded in the German city of Hamburg, with leaders of 19 nations recognizing the US' decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement. They, however, renewed their pledge to implement the climate deal.
The G20 summit is underway in Hamburg amid a citywide shutdown and widespread protests. Chancellor Angela Merkel urged leaders to show unity on climate change, trade and migration. Follow DW's live updates here.
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