President Donald Trump , a determination to reform Europe with France's incoming leader and political considerations closer to home convinced Merkel to take a stand, senior German and European officials said . "Those of you who have reported on the chancellor for a long time will know how important German-American relations are to her", he said. "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over".
Our strategic partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order. Speaking ahead of Modi's visit, Randhir Jaiswal, Joint Secretary (Europe West) in the External Affairs Ministry, said that Germany is the largest trading partner of India in the European Union.
At some point it will be solved. Earlier in the day, the G7 leaders adopted the communique, which says that North Korea is a top priority in the worldwide agenda since Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs pose new levels of threat. But the Abe administration is opposed to that move in the current environment, not least because it could constitute recognition of North Korea as a nuclear weapons state.
US defense officials say "taking the time" to surround Islamic State strongholds is part of a new approach in the war against IS under the Trump administration, aimed at preventing militants from regrouping after territorial losses and foreign fighters from fleeing.
Pyongyang said it launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although United States officials questioned the extent of its progress. China's imports from North Korea fell in April to a near three-year low, data showed Tuesday, as Beijing faces calls to put more economic pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.
The statement from the military spokesman did not specify precisely where the strikes were conducted but state television said on Friday that operations were focused on the eastern Libyan city of Derna. The Egyptian Cabinet says 13 victims wounded in the attack remain hospitalized. It happened on the eve of the start of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting that commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammed according to Islamic faith.