Sunday, June 7, 2015

On Sidelines of G-7 Meeting, Obama and Merkel Strengthen Ties -

President Obama shared Bavarian beer and sausages with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Sunday and declared her a "great friend and partner" as he sought to smooth over tensions with a crucial ally at the start of a summit meeting of world leaders here.

Greeting Ms. Merkel with an embrace and kisses on both cheeks near a picturesque town square at the foot of the Alps, Mr. Obama emphasized the ties that bind Germans and Americans despite a troubled history

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