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

Business and Economics

A German approach to trade and skills has much to teach Trump (FT)

Germany’s ‘powerhouse’ economy is cracking and investors need to be wary, economist warns (CNBC)

As E.C.B. Charts Economic Course, Politics Complicate the Picture (NYT)

Economic growth expectations are starting to come down (CNBC)

Trump’s first jobs report crushes expectations (Business Insider)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

New Tunisian-German immigration deal trades aid for speedier deportation (DW)

Germany’s Gabriel, in Moscow, warns of risk of new arms race (Reuters)

House panel OKs health bill, industry groups say ‘no’ (USA Today)

Republican-backed health bill clears first hurdles in House (BBC)

Trump travel ban: US states launch legal challenges (BBC)

Illegal Border Crossings Appear to Drop Under Trump (NYT) 

America’s infrastructure still rates no better than D+, engineering experts say (The Guardian)

Society, Culture & Politics

Trump a new test for German-Israeli ‘special relationship’ (Reuters)

Merkel’s conservatives under pressure to allow gay marriage (DW)

In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News (NPR)

Dusseldorf station attack: ‘Several injured’ after man goes on axe rampage (The Independent)