United in Mutual Annoyance What's Gone Wrong with German-US Relations?

On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be fêted in the White House as a recipient of America's highest civilian award. But the honor comes at a time when the US and Germany have struggled to reach agreement on issues ranging from the economy to foreign policy. By SPIEGEL Staff
Trans-Atlantic partners Angela Merkel and Barack Obama: A tone you usually don't hear among friends

Trans-Atlantic partners Angela Merkel and Barack Obama: A tone you usually don't hear among friends

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Translated from the German by Josh Ward