Angela Merkel

EU security and climate on the agenda as Merkel meets Trump

Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. The new U.S. president and the long-serving stateswoman, whose country is Europe’s largest economy, will discuss funding for […]






Trump presses Merkel on NATO spending as he backs Alliance at first press conference

President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. The meeting between the leader of Europe’s largest economy and the U.S. president was billed as one that could help determine the future […]






Donald Trump

Leaked 2005 tax return shows Trump paid $38m, mostly under a law he seeks to eliminate

Donald Trump paid around $38 million in taxes in 2005, the White House acknowledged late Tuesday, as a handful of elusive details about the president’s tax status were leaked to the US media. Trump has steadfastly refused to release his full tax returns, breaking with decades of tradition among presidential candidates of all political parties. […]