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

Business and Economics

Germany’s Schaeuble Calls for Euro Zone Parliament (US News)

Germany Just Smashed an Energy Record, Generating 85% Electricity From Renewables (Futurism)

Germany’s Siemens to cut 2,700 jobs as it modernizes IT unit (Fox News)

Slate of data shows Germany economy barreling ahead (Reuters)

VW CEO Directly Drawn for First Time Into Diesel Scandal Probes (Bloomberg)

German Publishers’ Lawsuit Against Google Threatens To Backfire (NPR)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Merkel: Germany not ‘first in line’ to boost troops in Afghanistan (Reuters)

Germany to strengthen sanctions against North Korea (DW)

Merkel: Germany stands by NATO spending pledge despite SPD doubts (Politico)

Trump fired Comey in fury over leaks: reports (The Hill)

Acting FBI director to testify on Russia, other threats (LA Times)

Society, Culture & Politics

Turks in Germany not allowed to vote on death penalty: Merkel (Reuters)

Pro-Nazi Soldiers in German Army Raise Alarm (NY Times)

Germany promises army reforms after neo-Nazi terror plot (DW)

The Latest: Germany Launches Website to Help Migrants Leave (US News)

Fearing Anti-Semitism, Some American Jews Are Reclaiming German Citizenship (NPR)