A Difficult Friendship with Obama A Wall Separates Merkel and the Land of Her Dreams

Angela Merkel is traveling across America this week. It's a country she loves, but the German chancellor is still having trouble connecting with Barack Obama. Her political style couldn't be any more different from that of the US president. She's fighting to prevent the US from disregarding or dominating the Europeans.
A wall exists in relations between US President Barack Obama and Angela Merkel. Merkel constantly calls out across the wall. The response, if she's lucky enough to get one, isn't encouraging: Oh, I see ...

A wall exists in relations between US President Barack Obama and Angela Merkel. Merkel constantly calls out across the wall. The response, if she's lucky enough to get one, isn't encouraging: Oh, I see ...

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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