Merkel and Obama Discuss War and Policy in Washington

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US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting in the White House on Tuesday, discussing a wide range of topics. Merkel’s trip is aimed at enhancing German-US ties, which have remained uneasy in recent times. In a press conference following the meeting, Obama said that America expects Germany to support a proposal for a third Greece bailout to stabilize the Euro, arguing that the US economy depends upon a resolution of Greece’s problems. Merkel said in a very diplomatic way that Germany knows its responsibilities and everybody must take care of their own business. The two officials were also due to talk about the NATO campaigns in Libya and Afghanistan as well as the democratic uprisings in the Middle East.