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

Business and Economics

German unemployment at historic lows (DW)

Bundesbank warns of German real estate bubble (DW)

Senate approves measure to fund the government through September (The Washington Post)

Oil craters to its lowest level since November (Business Insider)

U.S. labor market tightening; productivity drops in first quarter (Reuters)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

With $8 Billion Deal on Health Bill, House G.O.P. Leader Says ‘We Have Enough Votes’ (NYT)

German minister cancels U.S. trip, calls in top brass over officer’s arrest (Reuters)

Merkel, Putin: No alternative to Minsk deal on Ukraine (Aljazeera)

Trump to wade into Middle East politics on first foreign trip (Reuters)

Society, Culture and Politics

German President Steinmeier calls for EU solidarity in tackling refugee influx (DW)

Obama’s carefully political post-presidency (Politico)

Gang ‘hunting refugees’ beat man to death in Germany (The Independent)

‘We are not burqa’: German government sets out 10-point plan to define national identity (The Independent)