Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate

The NATO symbol is seen in front of NATO headquarters in Brussels

The NATO symbol is seen in front of NATO headquarters in Brussels

Soon after, he castigated a "very bad" Germany for selling too many cars in the United States and maintaining a trade surplus with the USA - warning he meant to even the score.

When Trump returned over the weekend from the first foreign trip of his presidency, his aides hailed the tour as a success and a sign of renewed and bolder U.S. leadership on the world stage. But the Merkel-Trump meetings in Brussels and Sicily were apparently too much even for the stoical chancellor.

Germany, until recently Washington's closest partner in Europe, was particularly discomfited, and Merkel wasted no time in warning German voters that the United States can no longer be relied upon as before. In linking his grievances over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members' military spending to his grievances over the US trade deficit with Germany - as he did broadly on the campaign trail and as he did again last week bluntly to Merkel - the president casts USA relationships with other nations as zero-sum games in which there are only winners and losers. Very bad for US.

Modi said India wants to enhance cooperation with Germany to replicate the success achieved by the key European nation.

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She went on: "The only other person that can be prime minister in seven days" time is simply not up to the job. Those who hoped a post-election Labour meltdown would lead to a rapid change of leadership may have to wait.

In January, the White House accused Germany of exploiting an undervalued euro to boost its trade advantage, despite Berlin's long opposition to the European Central Bank's loose monetary policy. "We have to know that we must fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans", she said, adding, "This is what I experienced in the last few days".

Merkel said she and Modi had discussed open markets and free and fair trade during their meeting in Berlin.In a thinly veiled dig at the Trump administration, Merkel said "protectionist tendencies" were increasing worldwide and this made it necessary to remain open and ensure conditions for negotiations are fair."For that reason it's important to us that we make progress on the German-Indian, or rather EU-Indian free trade agreement", she said at a Berlin business forum where she shared a platform with Modi.

Trump said on Thursday the United States would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate deal, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from global leaders and executives.

"The times in which we could rely fully on others - they are somewhat over", Ms. Merkel said. And some experts see Europe pressing ahead on a European defense with renewed vigor, especially if Germany's Merkel wins a new term in September elections.

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Mr Trump's decision to quit the Paris accord will give a considerable boost to China's efforts to secure greater global influence. Trump's Democratic rival in the 2016 election said in a tweet , "The world is moving forward together on climate change".

She said, "The time when Europe could exclusively rely on others is somewhat in the past". Europe faces several internal disagreements.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also criticized Trump's policies toward refugees and immigration, saying they put Europe's peace at risk.

During his European trip last week, President Trump's "America First" orientation and unflagging pursuit of an interests-based foreign policy were on full display. Trump just seems like he needs something to do.

And he warned against "accelerating climate change by weakening environmental protection".

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Elementary and high schools have also made reductions, offering fewer special education services and cancelling some buses. I do know that previous year a college in Wisconsin and Murray State in Kentucky had record enrollments from IL students.

He immediately earned himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.

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