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

Ms. Merkel spoke with Mr. Trump by telephone about the decision on Thursday, then gave a three-minute statement on Friday in Berlin that was broadcast live by German television stations. In tones similar to that of President Emmanuel Macron of France ...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 its ...and more »

Merkel: 'We have to protect Mother Earth' after Trump quits Paris accord - Deutsche Welle

World leaders reacted with shock and indignation to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel meanwhile pledged her commitment to combating climate change. Angela Merkel PK Klimaabkommen ...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 »

Interview: Chinese premier's visit to push forward China-Germany economic, trade cooperation - Xinhua

BERLIN, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Germany will push forward bilateral economic and trade cooperation, said commercial counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Germany. "Economic and trade cooperation has always been the ...and more »

Ms. Merkel's Ignorance - National Review

For all the talk about Trump's blunderbuss approach to foreign policy and his lack of cosmopolitan manners, few could rival the political and historical denseness of Angela Merkel's recent broadside. Consider: 1) No German politician with any ...and more »

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

In a week during which a Europe-US rift seems to be deepening, the Chinese premier became the second major Asian leader to arrive in Berlin. Talks will focus on closer cooperation on trade and climate issues. Error loading player: Could not load player ...and more »

Angela Merkel's Challenge to Europe - Project Syndicate

The German chancellor's recent speech, at a campaign stop near Munich, in which she called on Europeans to "take our fate into our own hands," did not amount to a rejection of Europe's transatlantic alliance with the US. But it could have far-reaching ...and more »

China, Germany pledge to forge closer innovative partnership - Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a bilateral forum on innovation cooperation, which is also attended by his German counterpart Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin). BERLIN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li ...and more »

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

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his German counterpart Angela Merkel meet reporters at a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo). BERLIN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- China and Germany have agreed to speed up negotiations on a ...and more »