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Following Trump's trip, Merkel says Europe can't rely on 'others.' She means the US - Washington Post

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” It was the toughest ...and more »

Angela Merkel Stopped Relying on President Trump Only After Failing to Reason With Him - TIME

The Germans did what they could. Starting well before Inauguration Day, they tried to get on friendly terms with President Donald Trump, at least friendly enough not to squander a bond that took more than half a century for their nations to build. The ...and more »

Trump on NATO funding: Still misleading after months of fact checks - Washington Post

“They (Germany) pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change.” — President Trump, in a tweet, May 30, 2017. “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States. And many of these nations owe ...and more »

Trump lashes out at Germany's trade practices — and he may have a point - Washington Post

President Trump once again accused Germany of having an unfair advantage over the United States in trade, lashing out at the European ally for exporting more to the U.S. than it imports. We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR ...and more »

Trump launches new Twitter tirade against Germany - Deutsche Welle

US President Donald Trump has lashed out against Germany once more on Twitter, criticizing its trade surplus and lack of payments to NATO. Things will change, he warned. USA Donald Trump (picture alliance/AP Photo/L. Bruno). US President Donald Trump ...and more »

Angela Merkel: Europe must take 'our fate' into own hands - POLITICO.eu

Alluding to difficulties with Donald Trump and Brexit, German leader says EU can't 'completely depend on others.' By Giulia Paravicini. 5/28/17, 4:56 PM CET. Updated 5/29/17, 10:42 AM CET. After a G7 summit haunted by Brexit and dominated by Donald ...and more »

What would Europe's 'fate' be without the US? - Deutsche Welle

Could a withdrawal of the US "nuclear umbrella" embolden Russia? As Europe mulls over coordinated security, German-French cooperation could form the bedrock of such future initiatives, though it wouldn't be easy. Polen | US-NATO-Truppen auf dem Weg ins ...and more »

Trump's tweet tirade against Germany could backfire on US - CNBC

Trump's tweets follow a series of summit meetings with European leaders that reportedly included similar complaints about Germany's trade policy and NATO contributions. The president's stance drew a sharp response from German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...and more »

Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump - New York Times

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Europe's most influential leader, has concluded, after three days of trans-Atlantic meetings, that the United States of President Trump is not the reliable partner her country and the Continent have ...and more »

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty - KHQ Right Now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. Merkel said Sunday at a campaign event in Bavaria that "the times in which we can fully count ...and more »