German chancellor Angela Merkel has delivered a short response to the election of Donald Trump as US president. Describing the campaign as sometimes “hard to bear,” she underlined her commitment to work with Trump on the basis of shared values.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuked the "America First" approach to free trade of US President Donald Trump. Meeting in Brussels, European and Asian leaders have pledged to create "win-win" situations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Saudi Arabia must provide "transparency" regarding the circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi's death. Meanwhile, German weapons exports to Saudi Arabia have come under increased scrutiny.
Angela Merkel says a deal for Britain to leave the European Union is still possible. But, the German chancellor says, not enough progress has been made on central issues and an agreement is not inevitable.
Riyadh has vowed to retaliate against any sanctions imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Several countries, including the US, say they want to take action if the government critic was killed.
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