Germany and France currently in talks to decrease damage from Trump’s trade wars

Germany and France are currently developing solutions to combat the U.S.’ trade wars against European countries. Ever since the Trump administration’s controversial tariffs were announced, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Makron have taken the responsibility to decrease the damage that the trade wars will have on the European economy. Both of them, as well as other European leaders, have been working in enhancing their independence from the United States in a way to move forward economically. While they do not intend to completely end their transatlantic relations,…

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German Industrial Organization Calls for U.S. and Europe to Halt Tariffs

The Federation of German Industries has decided to respond to Trump’s trade wars. The Federation has called for the U.S. and the European Union to stop their back and forth with regard to tariffs. A representative of the organization stated: “Europe mustn’t allow itself to be blackmailed and should act with confidence.” Dieter Kempf, a member of the Federation, noted that Germany employs over one hundred and eighty thousand U.S. citizens through its automobile industry. He then advised Trump to tone down his rhetoric and to be more open to international…

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German Foreign Minister: “We Can No Longer Completely Rely on the White House”

Germany’s foreign minister, Heiko Maas, recently stated that his country can no longer rely on the U.S. after President Trump called the European Union a “foe” of his administration. Heiko Maas told the German newspaper Funke: “We can no longer completely rely on the White House. To maintain our partnership with the USA we must readjust it. The first clear consequence can only be that we need to align ourselves even more closely in Europe. Europe must not let itself be divided however sharp the verbal attacks and absurd the tweets…

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Biggest Surprises and Disappointments from the World Cup

The 2018 World Cup may have been the best one since the tournament became a thing. It had everything a football fan could have asked for: excitement, drama, standout performances, big upsets, fantastic goals, and controversy. It also had some big disappointments which no one could have foreseen and in turn some huge surprises that were shocking. Here are the biggest ones: Surprise: Croatia How can they not be a surprise? They are, in fact, the biggest one, to the casual fan (at least) and even to others that are more familiar…

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Trump signs NATO agreement in contradiction to his previous criticisms

President Trump seemed to adopt several different approaches to foreign politics during his summit with NATO countries, going from heavily criticizing the organization and its distribution of funds to saying that he and the U.S. remain committed to cooperate with its members. During a closing speech, he stated: “The United States’ commitment to NATO is very strong, remains very strong. I believe in NATO.” While his rhetoric and approach to communication with allies may seem friendly and hopeful, many U.S. officials have stated that his attitude was severely different during…

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