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First Merkel-Trump encounter witnesses an off-key German-US duet

BERLIN : Amid an overlooked handshake request and Trump’s little appreciated “wiretapping” joke, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had her first face-to-face meeting with the U.S. president in Washington on Friday. Although the cool-headed German leader attempted to sidestep Berlin’s differences with its longtime cross-Atlantic ally, their sharp contrasts on defense, trade and refugees make it … বিস্তারিত »