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


Why the spectre of a hard Brexit has European airlines worried (The Economist)

EU promises trade war if Trump imposes steel restrictions (Foreign Policy)

Sexist Audi commercial sparks backlash in China (Deutsche Welle)

ExxonMobil has been fined for an ‘egregious’ violation of Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO (Business Insider)

Mueller has expanded the Russia probe to include Trump’s business dealings (Business Insider)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Trump Adds Sanctions on Iran After Certifying Its Compliance with Nuclear Deal (New York Times)

Bundesregierung bestellt türkischen Botschafter ein (Die Zeit)

EU droht Polen mit Entzug der Stimmrechte (Die Zeit)

Germany overhauls Turkey policy (Deutsche Welle)

5 areas where France and Germany can’t agree (Politico)

Society, Culture & Politics

At the Site of Germany’s Biggest World War II Battle, a Changing View of History (New York Times)

More than 500 boys abused at top German Catholic school (The Guardian)

Angela Merkel’s challenger Martin Schulz unveils plan for ‘modern Germany’ (Deutsche Welle)

Republicans lament an agenda in ‘quicksand’ (Politico)