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German Chancellor and CDU party leader Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer arrive at a polling station on September 24, 2017 in Berlin during general elections. AFP photo

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Absent presence. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Merkel Wins by Not Being There

Merkel Wins by Not Being There

Germany’s September election is like no other the Western world has seen in the last two years. As the leading candidate, Chancellor Angela Merkel, relaxed on a three-week vacation, her top challenger, Social Democrat Martin Schulz, worked the campaign trail...
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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talks to US President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

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There’s probably not much either one of them can do about it. Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) sits next to Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) and speaks to President Donald Trump (R) as they attend a G7 expanded session during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Trump, Merkel War of Words  Escalates

Trump, Merkel War of Words Escalates

Washington, Berlin- US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently have been fighting a war of words as tensions escalate to unprecedented measures between the two countries. After the G7 summit concluded in Sicily, and with the absence of a...