US President Obama had a packed day in Berlin, climaxing in a speech to the German people.
Barack Obama blames Russia for the conflict in Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that politicians and businesses in Russia could face tougher sanctions as a result of the escalation of the conflict.
Barack Obama says he and Angela Merkel agree about the extent of Russia's involvement in eastern Ukraine. The UN Security Council has met in New York in response to claims that Russia has invaded the country.
Germany’s announcement that it was ready to arm Iraqi Kurdish fighters against IS was neither expected nor demanded by the US. And yet it's a welcome boost for the Obama administration - and also helps Berlin.
It is hardly ever wrong to talk to each other. So in that sense the US-German cyber dialogue is welcome and won’t do any harm. But a closer look at the event’s history shows that it won’t produce tangible results.
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