The World from Berlin Trans-Atlantic Tiff Brewing Ahead of G-20 Summit

The G-20 talks in Canada this weekend are to focus on shoring up the global economy but German commentators are not expecting much in the way of agreement. Ahead of the summit Germany and the US have been trading barbs about whether the best strategy is to save or spend.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Canada ahead of the G-8 and G-20 summits.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Canada ahead of the G-8 and G-20 summits.

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-- Siobhán Dowling