A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations

Business and Economics

Trump’s planned tariff on GM would violate NAFTA (Bloomberg)

Deutsche Bahn plans to expand “Silk Rail” for cargo trains from and to China (Handelsblatt Global)

German inflation jumps to fastest since 2013 on oil prices (Bloomberg)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Germany says can’t figure out Trump’s foreign policy goals (Reuters)

US tank brigade arrives in Germany for eastern deployment (Politico)

Trump’s attitude toward hacking raises concerns among cybersecurity experts (Huffington Post)

House GOP and Trump team hatch border wall plan (Politico)

A Known ‘Threat’: Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist? (Spiegel International)

Call to centralize security in Germany broaches a postwar taboo (NYT)

Society, Culture and Politics

Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ becomes German bestseller year after reprint (The Local Germany)

Thousands of refugees are suing Germany (DW)

Most Germans feel safe despite terrorism (DW)

Syrian suspected of planning truck attack in Germany arrested: prosecutors (Reuters)

More asylum requests processed in Germany than rest of EU combined (DW)