Germany's defense minister has called for cutting back on troops in anti-terror operations, a paper reported. Another top politician said Chancellor Merkel should tell Germany why its soldiers should be in Afghanistan.
Merkel should explain why Germany should be in Afghanistan, Struck said
Like Struck, Defense Minister Jung thinks Germany should stay
Pressure is mounting on Beijing to take more action, as the world's second-largest economy continues to slow. The latest surveys have indicated China's manufacturing remains lackluster.
European Union milk quotas have been lifted after more than three decades, prompting predictions ranging from "chronic price collapses are inevitable" through to dairy farmers being "freed from the costs of the quota."
The sorrow shared over last week's plane crash has brought France and Germany closer together. At inter-government consultations in Berlin, President Hollande invoked their deep friendship.