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Obama Takes Final Presidential Trip to Germany

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (BBC, NYT, Reuters). Obama described Germany as his “closest international partner” in the eight years he has held the presidency (Reuters). On his final trip abroad as U.S. President, Obama issued a joint statement with Merkel, strongly defending globalization. Merkel […]

Germans Protest TTIP

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On September 17, around 32,000 Germans protested the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Talks are still underway and while German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports the deal, much of the German population does not approve (France 24). Protesters expressed concern that a free trade deal would change environmental and labor standards as well as outsource […]