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President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold press conference | USA TODAY

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint news conference.


Thursday’s meetings were expected be far friendlier than the notoriously testy confrontations between Merkel and former President Donald Trump, who tussled over everything from NATO dues to the U.S. president’s Twitter taunts.


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But there were contentious issues on the agenda when Biden and Merkel sat down for a private one-on-one meeting. Among the toughest: the sharp split between the U.S. and Germany over Nord Stream 2, the gas pipeline that would run from Russia to Germany and that the U.S. fears will give Moscow increased leverage over Europe.

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  • Apple Suite

    usa is the biggest waster of gas in the world

    its a big problem

    In its relentless pursuit of oil, the shale industry burns more and more gas into the air. This wasted gas exceeds the yearly demand of nations such as Colombia.

    The rate of flaring in the Permian basin reached a record high in the first three months of this year, averaging 661 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd), according to Rystad Energy. That is more than double the amount of flaring for the same period from a year earlier.

    boycott usa until they stop wasting all the gas we have

    boycott usa today

  • Joe Smith

    Angela Merkel may as well be Chinese. Same as Trudeau, Chinese method to circumvent rules and tariffs and taxes. Shameful woman, discredit to German people and Europe. Do Europeans even like Germany? Most I've met and know don't. Anything for a buck type government/pm. Sad.

  • Eddi Boy

    I have noticed that Trump supporters must have a lot of spare time. Because they are on every single Joe Biden video. It’s kinda hilarious. Don’t they have better things to do?

  • Ocean Rock

    Universal rights? Germany doesn’t let 100 innocent citizens, including children and teens be slaughtered by gunmen each day like the US does. The right to a long life shall not be infringed,

  • Warren McDonald

    The supposedly most popular prez ever with the most votes ever gonna get made cause he got more than 2 questions lol heres a question 4 ya creepy quid pro sloppy joe russia giving the big guy atleast 10% from thier pipeline and 4 destroying our energy independence and rising gas prices??

  • Cindy DT

    Two two criminals. They both have disdain for their own countries. The y both have destroyed their countries. Tyrants.

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