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Macron’s ‘real European army’ sounds like a ‘nonsense’ force that would never deploy

A defense expert says there's many reasons why the French president's idea of a European military force is a non-starter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the newly christened ‘leader of the free world,’ is preparing to step back from politics — and expe...

Angela Merkel on Monday announced she's stepping down as leader of her party and will not seek reelection, and experts fear the implications of this.

Angela Merkel is standing down as leader of her party after a devastating string of defeats — but will stay on as chancellor of Germany

Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has suffered numerous setbacks in regional elections lately.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supported suspending arms exports to Saudi Arabia in light of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death – a move composite image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Germany is taking a step to punish Saudi Arabia that Trump has repeatedly said he won’t go near

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports the suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Donald Trump has opposed this.

Theresa May leaves Brussels with little Brexit progress and her own MPs threatening mutiny

May is set for a dangerous week in Westminster where growing numbers of Conservative MPs are furious with her handling of Brexit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump are expected at Davos this week, but do not plan to meet.

Trump has Germany thinking about getting nuclear weapons, but some think it’s a ‘totally phoney debate’

Trump's apparent disdain for the US's European allies has many of them rethinking their defense capabilities. In Germany, that means a renewed round of debate over whether nuclear weapons are needed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets members of the German Bundeswehr at an army barracks in Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany, December 7, 2015.

Germany’s military is struggling amid rising tensions with Trump and Russia, and now it’s thinking about asking foreigners to join

Germany's military is a fraction of the size it was during the Cold War, and now, with elevated tensions in Europe, it's considering asking other countries' citizens if they want to join up.
(From L to R, first row) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Leaders from NATO member and partner states are meeting for a two-day summit, which is being overshadowed by strong demands by U.S. President Trump for most NATO member countries to spend more on defense

NATO goes to emergency session after Trump reportedly gets undiplomatic with Merkel

NATO goes to emergency session after Trump calls Merkel 'Angela'

11 photos show how close Merkel was with Obama, and how different things are with Trump

The NATO summit in Brussels has put the strained relationship between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel back in the spotlight. It seems hard to believe that less than two years ago, Merkel was working harmoniously with former President Barack Obama.
The White House on Wednesday claimed John Kelly looked disappointed at the NATO summit in Brussels due to the limited breakfast options.

White House claims John Kelly looked ‘displeased’ at NATO summit because ‘because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were o...

The White House on Wednesday said the chief of staff, John Kelly, looked "displeased" at the NATO summit in Brussels "because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese."