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#UPDATE Tensions show as Trump, Merkel meet for first time

#UPDATE Tensions show as Trump, Merkel meet for first time

Stark differences between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on everything from trade to immigration were in full view during an icy first meeting at the White House Friday. In a frequently awkward joint press conference, Trump and Merkel showed little common ground as they addressed a host of thorny issues including NATO, defense spending and free trade deals. For most of the 30 minutes in the East Room, Merkel was stony-faced as Trump ripped into Washington's NATO allies for not paying for their "fair share" for transatlantic defense and demanded "fair and reciprocal trade" deals. The veteran German chancellor had arrived at a snowy White House, hoping to reverse a chill in relations after Trump's incendiary election rhetoric. The visit began cordially, with the pair shaking hands at the entrance of the White House. But later, sitting side-by-side...

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