Germany is under fire from the US for not paying its fair share of NATO contributions. Analyst Sarah Brockmeier tells Brent Goff on The Day that Germany has reneged on its promises and is a defense freeloader.
The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory.
The head of a bank is accused of approving loans in exchange for a job in the White House. Although he failed to get one, he was placed on a "prestigious" committee tied to Trump's campaign, prosecutors said.
Germany is set to significantly raise its defense spending, according to a news report. It would be the biggest increase since the end of the Cold War.
US President Donald Trump's top diplomat in Berlin said German politicians were not committed enough to NATO's defense spending target. He also said the country should have learned a better lesson from WWII.
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