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

Geoeconomics

President Donald Trump’s trade balance accusation ignores the digital sector (Handelsblatt)

EU leaders differ in assessment of Brexit Progress (Deutsche Welle)

Chinese takeovers in Europe: the dragon’s return (Handelsblatt)

Report: Pollution killing more people than war and violence, also causing huge economic damage (Deutsche Welle)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

John Kelly defends Trump after criticism of phone call to widow (Wall Street Journal)

Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval (Politico)

Tillerson knocks China, courts India ahead of South Asia trip (Handelsblatt)

US State Department demoralized and adrift under Secretary Tillerson (The New York Times)

Society, Culture & Politics

The parable of Lower Saxony: How to keep populists marginal (The Economist)

Haribo gummy bear ingredients made by modern slaves, documentary shows (Deutsche Welle)

Former US President George W. Bush takes aim at Donald Trump (Deutsche Welle)