"The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days," Merkel said, following Donald Trump's trip to Europe he called "a great success for America."
US President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House today, for talks expected to focus on their differences over NATO, Russia, global trade and a host of other issues.
Germany says it has uncovered American spies, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is "unamused." But even after the Germans ordered the removal of a CIA official in Berlin, the flap is unlikely to change much in the US-German relationship.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that's exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.
In a move to curb fears of a Brexit crisis going global, US Secretary of State John Kerry is flying in to meet with European leaders on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host the leaders of France, Italy and the European Union in Berlin for discussions on Britain's vote to leave the EU. European leaders are expected to push this week for a quick divorce with Britain.
America's election results were announced on the same day Germany marks the fall of the Berlin Wall. But unlike some of Donald Trump's US critics, Germans are very careful to avoid drawing parallels between the president-elect and their past.