Trump took to Twitter to make the announcement.
US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron barely know each other but they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met on Thursday. Each man gripped each other’s right hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white and their jaws seemed to clench. Images from the photo session at […]
Merkel, who hosted Obama at the same spot four years ago, was due to travel to Brussels later Thursday for a meeting with leaders of fellow NATO member states, including President Trump.
Merkel said at an event with international labor union officials in Berlin that “if the British government says that free movement of people is no longer valid, that will have its price in relations with Britain.”
Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union won 33 per cent of the vote in the election for the state legislature, with the Social Democrats trailing on 31.2 per cent.
Merkel is running for a fourth term in September national elections, with many Germans wary of military deployments given the country’s militaristic and nationalistic past.
“Merkel, now you’re applying Nazi methods. Against my brothers who live in Germany, and against my ministers and lawmakers who visit there. Would this suit the ethics of politics? Your mission is not to support terrorist organisations, but to extradite them,” said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
At the beginning of the press conference, Angela Merkel had made a veiled reference to Donald Trump’s previous comments on her.
The two leaders tried to express their common bonds but showed minimal rapport in their first encounter, a departure from Merkel’s warm relations with Obama
Anas Modamani, a 19-year-old refugee from Damascus, was pictured in September 2015 taking a selfie with Merkel during her visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin’s Spandau district.
While no one had claimed responsibility for the attack in a video, Frank said the sequence of events evoked memories of a similar attack in the French city of Nice in July.
Monday’s attack also threatened to rekindle tensions between Merkel and Bavarian conservative allies, who have sniped at her migrant policies and demanded a cap on the number of newcomers Germany will accept
The vote came after a speech in which she struck a decidedly conservative note, telling members that she wants to stem the influx of migrants and ban face-covering veils where possible.
Party faithful from her centre-right CDU gathering for a two-day annual congress in the western city of Essen are expected to overwhelmingly re-elect Merkel as party chief.
Known for her toughness and dogged pursuance of tricky political situations, Merkel’s bid for re-election is being perceived to be a vote towards reliability and predictability.