Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

"We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands".

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel had sharp words for Trump after the president concluded his first official tour overseas, which took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit.

Gabriel also criticized the Trump administration for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, its refugee policy, and its lack of commitment to fight climate change.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally yesterday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.

While German businesses say they are optimistic about the general business climate in India, they point out a raft of problems that diminish their enthusiasm to pump more investment into the country.

"American colleagues apparently do not realize that, when they leave, there are others who are coming in, for example China, with completely different ideas". "Trump accelerates it, but it was to be expected".

"I have interacted with Chancellor Merkel on multiple occasions and I have always admired her insight on a wide range of issues".

"With change comes insecurity, skepticism ... and, not infrequently, the glorification of the supposedly good old days", Merkel said. "But anyone who puts on national blinkers and has no view of the world around him will ultimately get lost".

He said, "Europe has been hit hard by terrorism". "And above all else, we must not submit to Trump's arms-race logic".




"Whether it be bilateral relation, humanitarian issues, regional or global issues, every discussion with Chancellor has been very beneficial for me", the Prime Minister said.

Gabriel's center-left SPD party is a partner to Angela Merkel's CDU in Germany's current ruling coalition, but the two groups are also set for a showdown in general elections in September.

After Modi-Merkel meet on Monday, one can say that Modi used the "future roadmap" term in his post after giving a careful thought.

"Here is a situation where it's six, seven if you include the European Union, against one", she said.

"We witnessed the signing of no. of agreements/declaration of intent".

Trump did not hold a news conference after the summit but later tweeted that he would make his "final decision" on the Paris accord this week.

While not a fully-fledged pivot towards Asia, the scheduling of the visits - which come off the back of disappointing G7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summits - sends a clear message that Germany is happy to look elsewhere for strategic partners and business deals if both the United Kingdom and U.S. lose interest.

"[French President Emmanuel] Macron and other European leaders seemed to have the same takeaway" from the encounter with Trump and his delegation at NATO's headquarters and the G-7, he said. "She's someone who is very sober about the guys with the big agendas and big egos, be it (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, be it (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan, be it Trump".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Watching developments on ban on cattle sale: K'taka govt
May 31, 2017 - 00:55
The slaughter of cows, as well as the possession or consumption of beef, is banned in most but not all Indian states. Mamata Banerjee , the chief minister of West Bengal, had called the ban on cattle trade unconstitutional.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump's Communication Director Mike Dubke Resigns From White House
May 31, 2017 - 00:54
The senior White House advisor delivered the confirmation during an interview on Fox News , noting that Mr. Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zookeeper killed by tiger is remembered as a 'shining light'
May 31, 2017 - 00:53
King's mother, Andrea, told the BBC that her daughter was dedicated to her job: "She wouldn't have done anything else". A tiger killed a zookeeper on Monday at Hamerton Zoo Park in England in what's being called a "freak accident".

Schiff Expects Kushner at Committee and Wants Clearance Reviewed
May 31, 2017 - 00:52
California Democrat Adam Schiff made the comment during an interview with ABC's This Week on Sunday morning. Kushner, 36, is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka and serves as a senior adviser to the president.

Trump's budget plan hits poor people hard
May 31, 2017 - 00:52
Anti-poverty advocates say both Carson and Mulvaney are fundamentally wrong, that most low-income people would work if they could. Meanwhile, Medicare and Medicaid fraud prevention efforts would receive a $70 million increase next year.

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting
May 31, 2017 - 00:51
According to Cleveland police, Loehmann's job application contained inaccuracies and he violated other administrative policies. Loomis called Loehmann's firing a "joke", saying that officers haven't been fired in the past over job applications.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack
May 31, 2017 - 00:49
German security officials have been warning for some time about worldwide terrorism groups as the country remains on alert. Police say the boy, whom they did not name, migrated to Germany illegally in 2015 before registering as an asylum seeker.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) Shares Bought by Elkfork Partners LLC
May 31, 2017 - 00:48
Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: "Digital Realty: A Steady Dividend Grower At Good Value" on May 19, 2017. Us Savings Bank De holds 77,985 shares. (NYSE:CIE) observed rebound of 2.93% since bottoming out at $0.245 on May.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crash N.Sane Trilogy Got 'Overwhelmingly Positive' Feedback From Naughty Dog
May 31, 2017 - 00:45
When [PlayStation of America boss] Shawn Layden wore that Crash Bandicoot T-shirt a few years back people went insane . In an interview with Daily Star , Vicarious Visions Producer Kara Massie confirmed that the N.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Is this the 'Essential' Android smartphone?
May 31, 2017 - 00:43
We believe titanium is the ideal material to create one of the most essential things in our lives - one we all sometimes drop. The device is available in four color options: black moon, stellar grey, pure white and ocean depths (green & gold).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber just fired the engineer at the center of the Google lawsuit
May 31, 2017 - 00:39
Uber reportedly tried to convince Levandowski to cooperate for a period stretching across a few months, albeit unsuccessfully. Uber has fired a star engineer who is at the center of the company's self-driving fight with rival Waymo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Conte on FA Cup final: Moses was exhausted , he didn't dive intentionally
May 31, 2017 - 00:38
Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League but still won the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Saturday. Boss Arsene Wenger , who took over in 1996, met Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke on Monday to determine his future.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PM Modi names India's longest bridge after Assamese legend Bhupen Hazarika
May 30, 2017 - 06:53
He left for Dhola, soon after his arrival. "Let us build new India", Modi said, addressing the public meeting. The total cost of the project went from Rs 6,600 to Rs 10,000 crores, after escalation due to delays.

Trump holds off climate change pact, will make decision 'next week'
May 30, 2017 - 06:51
It shows that the climate change discussion - and action - will continue on a global scale, even without Trump's participation. The president's tweet came after meetings with other world leaders who pushed for the U.S.to remain in the Paris agreement.

U.S. beats Kiwis on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers
May 30, 2017 - 06:47
Some aggressive luffing by Oracle Team USA put them in the lead on the final upwind mark rounding, giving them the win. We are obviously disappointed that the strong winds mean we have had to postpone day one of the 35th America's Cup .