Tuesday 14 March
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14 March 2017
As German chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington, we ask what to expect from her meeting with US president Donald Trump. Meanwhile, we’re in the Netherlands as the country gears up to vote. Plus: our Business editor Matt Alagiah reports from the Mipim trade fair in Cannes.
14 March 2017
This week President Trump welcomes the German chancellor to the White House. And it’s rather apt that a snowstorm on the US east coast has delayed the meeting from today until Friday: relations are almost sure to be frosty.
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