German chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. She said Russia would be a 'factor' in bringing peace to Syria. Later she announced she might meet Putin face to face in the foreseeable future.
Trump's attacks on Germany have become routine, but they have strengthened rather than weakened the chancellor at home. So, does Trump merely have a personal problem with Merkel, or does he have other motives?
In her weekly podcast, the German chancellor has made the case for higher defense spending and the significance of NATO. World leaders will meet as the international security organization holds a summit next week.
The former German chancellor unveiled his top three picks to succeed Merkel. The interview is likely to unsettle his Social Democrats as one notable person didn't make Schröder's shortlist — the current head of the SPD.
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.
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