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


The European Commission levies a huge fine on Google (The Economist)

‘Pharma bro’ Shkreli’s trial begins as ex-pharma CEO faces allegations of cheating investors (Deutsche Welle)

GE CEO criticizes President Trump on China and the Paris Accords (The Atlantic)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Corker to block future arms sales to Gulf nations (Politico)

Where Trump zigs, Tillerson zags, putting him at odds with the White House (New York Times)

Germany’s Russian gas pipeline smells funny to America (The Economist)

G20: Angela Merkel sketches vision of French and German-led Europe (Deutsche Welle)

Italian runoff elections boost center-right parties (New York Times)

Society, Culture & Politics

Germany to Social Networks: Delete Hate Speech Faster or Face Fines (Wall Street Journal)

Germany wipes slate clean for 55,000 men convicted under anti-gay law (New York Times)

Zusammenhalten, kämpfen, hoffen (Der Spiegel)

Merkel rückt vom Nein zur Ehe für alle ab (Der Spiegel)