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Trudeau and Merkel share common goals in Berlin


Germany

Trudeau and Merkel share common goals in Berlin

The leaders of Canada and Germany have expressed their shared commitment to NATO as Prime Minister Trudeau
and Chancellor Merkel met in Berlin.

The pair have differences on economic issues with Merkel keen on government austerity and Trudeau a believer in investment.

Protests against the CETA trade deal between Canada and the EU continued, those against the deal say it will harm the economy, the environment and democracy itself.

Supporters say CETA will boost trade between Canada and Europe by 20 per cent.

The pair then laid flowers at the site where a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market beside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church killing 12.

Trudeau travels to Hamburg later for St. Matthew’s Banquet, a gala event with a 700-year history.

He is expected to make a keynote speech warning businesses of the grave danger of the rise in populism and to take steps to counter it.

Referendum campaigning kicks off in Turkey

Turkey

Referendum campaigning kicks off in Turkey