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President Trump meets Chancellor Merkel for talks on thorny issues

President Trump meets Chancellor Merkel for talks on thorny issues

March 17, 2017 02:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he is discussing a myriad of topics with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key European leader he harshly criticized for opening the door to refugees from Syria.

The two leaders posed for photographers in the Oval Office before a one-on-one meeting. Trump joked: "send a good picture back to Germany, please."

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They are expected to discuss strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving Ukraine's conflict - all matters that require close cooperation between the U.S. and Germany.

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