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'America First'? Not by alienating allies - Minneapolis Star Tribune

President Trump was elected on a pledge to put “America First.” But that doesn't mean alliances should be secondary. Strong bonds are in the country's best interests, and straining these ties is counterproductive in an increasingly turbulent world. But ...and more »

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind Paris Accord - New York Times

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, adding her voice to a global chorus of defiance and criticism after President Trump said he would pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, expressed profound regret at the decision ...and more »

Europe may no longer be able to rely on the US for defense against Russia. Here are its options - Quartz

Even before German chancellor Angela Merkel made her Munich beer hall speech on May 28—calling for Europe to “take our fate into our own hands”—the previous week's NATO summit had made it clear that the old continent was unhealthily dependent on ...and more »

China Sees an Opening in Rift Between Trump and Germany - New York Times

BERLIN — Exit President Trump, offending almost everyone. Enter China, eager to talk. In a geopolitical whirl this week, the new American president had barely left Europe to face his Russia troubles at home before Chancellor Angela Merkel, the ...and more »

Li Keqiang and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany Jointly Attend and Address "China-Germany Forum--Co-shape ... - MFA China

On the morning of June 1, 2017 local time, Premier Li Keqiang and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany jointly attended the “China-Germany Forum--Co-shape Innovation” and delivered speeches in Berlin. Li Keqiang expressed that three years ago, the ...and more »

Donald Trump is wrecking US alliance with Europe - USA TODAY

There will be real costs to America if the president sticks to this course, from trade and the Iran deal to fighting ISIS and containing Russia. burns060517. President Trump attends the NATO submit in Brussels in May 2017. (Photo: Matt Dunham, AFP ...and more »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Merkel in Berlin as Europe pivots to Asia - Deutsche Welle

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Germany on Wednesday evening, greeted by full military honors. China's number two official kicked off two days of meetings in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of wider meetings with European ...and more »

China, Germany agree to speed up talks on China-EU investment agreement, enrich bilateral ties - Xinhua

BERLIN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- China and Germany have agreed to speed up negotiations on a China-EU investment agreement so as to further enrich the two countries' cooperation and ties. Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his German counterpart, ...and more »

Li Keqiang Arrives in Berlin, Starting His Official Visit to Germany and Holding the Annual China-Germany Prime ... - MFA China

On the afternoon of May 31, 2017 local time, at the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Premier Li Keqiang arrived at Berlin Tegel Airport by special plane, starting his official visit to Germany and holding the Annual China-Germany ...and more »

Merkel: Germany, China must expand partnership in 'times of global uncertainty' - Deutsche Welle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany must expand its partnership with China at what she described as "a time of global insecurity." Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang had arrived in Berlin on Wednesday, and held talks with ...and more »