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US and Germany Face Off Over Trade

March 17th, 2017

Episode 987 of 1091 episodes

Donald Trump has had his first personal encounter with the German leader Angela Merkel. During his election campaign he claimed that his opponent, Hillary Clinton wanted to be a US version of Mrs Merkel - and that wasn't meant as a compliment. Meanwhile, in Baden Baden, in Germany, America's Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is meeting finance ministers from the biggest economies in the world - their aim: avoiding a global trade war.

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