Merkel, Biden stress friendship but remain at odds over pipeline after meeting
France24 says outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s diplomatic swan song Thursday at the White House was overshadowed by deadly flooding back home and an enduring disagreement with her US hosts over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Despite the Biden administration’s insistence that this was a “working visit,” Merkel’s one day stay at the White House had the hallmarks of a valedictory farewell for one of Europe’s key political figures.
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