Ms Merkel said that as the traditional western alliance is threatened by the new United States presidency and Brexit, "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days". Some local media even dubbed it as "Schulz effect", and speculated Schulz might substitute Merkel since she lost momentum due to the migrant crisis. I've experienced that in the last few days. Addressing Europe's transatlantic ties back in January, she said: "There are no unlimited guarantees for close cooperation with us Europeans".
"I think, people should have staked out clearer positions at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, but most certainly by the time of the G7 summit", he said, referring to two global summits last week where Trump ruffled feathers by criticising partner countries on defence spending or standing as the sole veto to language endorsing action on climate change.
Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent, Merkel suggested that the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Italy that ended Saturday had served as something of a wakeup call.
"Just returned from Europe". Trip was a great success for America. Trump wrote on Sunday, reviving a prolific Twitter habit that had slackened during his days on the road.
"Of course she will continue to work with Trump wherever possible, fully aware of Europe's dependence on U.S. deterrence and of the fact that nothing big can achieved in Europe's neighbourhood or on a global scale without the U.S.", he wrote on Facebook.
He added that leaders must never underestimate Trump.
"This is going to be the most important negotiation that this country has embarked on for many decades". Trump reportedly told multiple people, including Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, that he would be pulling out of the deal, according to three sources with knowledge of the conversations. "It's as if he is still trying to win a campaign".
The United States remains the largest economy in the world, and its military is indispensable for European security, putting a clear limit on Europe's ability to declare independence.
Trump, meanwhile, resumed his Twitter postings from the White House on Sunday and dismissed any story based on anonymous sources. On that topic, Trump tweeted Sunday night: "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere".
The delay from the U.S.is being seen as an area for concern for advocates of global action to confront climate change . Clearly, for Trump now to violate a major campaign promise and stick with the Paris agreement would be a huge mistake.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party that swept national elections in the self-ruled island previous year supported the change. In Thailand, activists said it would provoke redoubled effort to get the military-ruled country to legalize gay marriage.
The opposition-led National Assembly wants a referendum asking Venezuelans if they approve of Maduro's constituent assembly plan. Maduro has accused the opposition of "terrorism", and is resisting their calls for a vote on removing him from power.
And if you can't make it to the cemetery, take a moment to remember and take a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. Of course, putting aside one day does not do justice to all those who have bravely fought throughout history.
China claims nearly the entire South China Sea , a key shipping lane that is believed to be rich in mineral and marine resources. At the same time , China can never represent Taiwan at the negotiations with regard to the South China Sea , he added.
Three Montana news publications withdrew their endorsements, and even House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte's actions. Still, Republicans now have to answer for the fact that one of their own elected officials is now facing assault charges.
Sampaoli leaves Sevilla having guided them to the top four but, for much of the season, this was a campaign that promised more. Right now Argentina is fifth with 22 points behind Brasil (33), Colombia (24), Uruguay (23) and Chile (23).
Members of Idaho's congressional delegation have been characteristically measured in their initial assessment of the Trump budget. His argument is that Medicaid funding will still increase in dollar terms each year during the 10-year budget window.
I look forward to working closely with you to confront the dangers we face together in this violent and volatile Middle East. ... Solving the Mideast peace riddle is the task of Trump's son-in-law and jack-of-all-trades troubleshooter, Jared Kushner .
Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico
"The first goal should never have been allowed", he said of Alexis Sanchez's controversial opener for Arsenal at Wembley . Poor defending from the usually imperious N'golo Kante Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to tee up Ramsey for the winning goal.
Manchester Bombing Investigation Leads to Additional Arrests
Members of the public gather to attend a candlelit vigil to honor the victims of Monday evening's terror attack in Manchester . All the previous arrests were made in and around Manchester where the suicide bombing took place on Monday night.
DJI's New $499 Spark Drone Looks Fun as Hell
That raises the Spark's top speed to up to 31 miles per hour , and sets the camera gimbal to first-person view (FPV). Preset flight sequences such as circling and spiralling shots help to make Spark easier for the novice drone pilot.
Fox News finds itself in unaccustomed spot _ out of first
Anderson Cooper led the way for CNN, winning his 8 p.m. slot for "AC 360" for five straight days last week over Fox and MSNBC. More revelations about Flynn followed, along with the naming of a special prosecutor for the Russian investigation.
Stoppage-time goal secures treble for Celtic
They are a big club that has had a change and now needs someone who can organise: someone who has been at a big club. Jonny Hayes had given the Dons the lead before Stuart Armstrong levelled nearly immediately.
Judge Throws Out DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's Life Sentence
His Maryland lawyers are appealing in both state and federal court on the same grounds, and a hearing is set for next month. Jackson vacated Malvo's sentenced and remanded the case to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for appropriate sentencing.
Man arrested at Comicon carrying guns, knives
Police officials believe the man meant to attack officers, but he was taken into custody before ever drawing or pointing a gun. However, this did not seem to occur on Thursday, with the armed man slipping through into the convention while fully armed.
More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March
Investigators also worked with regional and western news outlets and non-government organizations active in the area, he said. The current U.S. strategy of isolating ISIS inside cities such as Mosul and Raqqa can place civilians at additional risk.
China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row
For his part, Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino that such threat of war from the Chinese President is definitely troublesome. On a state visit to China a year ago , Duterte announced the Philippines' "separation" from the United States .
441kW Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed
However, here it has been tuned for 592bhp - an increase of 25bhp - making it the most powerful Jaguar to ever hit the road. I'm a little surprised they went with the XE for this one, but I'm also excited to see just how insane they can make it.
Security Council condemns NKorea missile test
North Korea says it has no choice but to advance its nuclear and missile development to defend itself from attack. Meanwhile, the United States has also urged China to use its influence over North Korea to de-escalate tensions.