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Trump views Germany as political opponent: senior SPD lawmaker

Tension between Germany and the United States intensified Tuesday with President Donald Trump accusing the longtime USA ally of hurting the U.S. financially. "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union". Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, told reporters Merkel felt it was right to flag differences in Germany's ties with the United States in order to maintain healthy relations.


Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO

Trump vows to crackdown on leaks, chastises NATO

Attending his first North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , the US President also condemned the deadly suicide bombing as "barbaric and vicious" and led other leaders in a minute's silence. Administration officials such as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have publicly tempered some of those views since Trump's inauguration.



Trump fires fresh Twitter broadside at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Merkel praised India for implementing that climate pact very "intensively and in a very committed way" and Modi said people had no right to ruin the environment for future generations. The Prime Minister said in his discussions with Merkel both the countries were looking at outcome oriented momentum in bilateral ties and a quantum jump especially in economic relations.


Indian Navy's relief work going on full swing in Kalutara

Indian Navy's relief work going on full swing in Kalutara

On Friday he said he was expecting two ships full of relief supplies to arrive over the weekend from neighboring country, India , to help meet the needs of the people. National Building Research Organization said they issued an alert on possibility of landslides in Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle, Kalutara, Matara , Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya, few hours ago, especially if there was further rainfall.



Trump Refuses to Sign G7 Statement on Paris Accords

During the G7 Summit, the leaders held conversations with the president about climate change , trying to convince him to stick with the Paris agreement . Officials said the meeting's final declaration would reflect a stalemate between the USA and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to Paris.



Modi's Berlin visit signals Asian pivot for Atlanticist Merkel

Citing Trump's refusal to publicly endorse the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation doctrine of collective defense and inability to agree to common positions on climate change, Russia, and other issues, she " said on Sunday that traditional alliances were no longer as reliable as they once were, and that Europe should pay more attention to its own interests 'and really take our fate into our own hands'".