Despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month, Germany's Angela Merkel has insisted she is "very well."
The US request comes after Trump has repeatedly urged Berlin to increase its defence spending, last month calling Germany "delinquent" over its contributions to NATO's budget.
Philip Hammond says he might vote against PM Theresa May’s successor if they decide to force a hard Brexit through parliament.
The nominations came after one of the longest summits in recent years, outstripping even all-night negotiations during the Greek debt crisis.
Abbas Araghchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister, said progress was made at talks in Vienna aimed at saving the nuclear deal but probably not enough to convince Tehran to change its decision to go over the deal's core atomic restrictions one by one.
According to German intelligence reports, far-right violence increased by 71 percent from 2017 to 2018.
The two archrivals have recently been firing off salvos against each other, increasing tension not only in the Gulf but also around the world.
A run-off election in small German town of Goerlitz, with a population of around 55,000 people on the Polish border, could end in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party winning its first mayoral seat.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has been ousted in a no-confidence vote. His deputy chancellor Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger takes over as provisional Chancellor until the interim government is appointed.
With most votes counted across the continent of a half billion people, Mateo Salvini's hardline League party emerged as the largest in Italy, while Marine Le Pen inflicted a painful defeat on pro-European French President Emmanuel Macron.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the snap poll for September after a German newspaper published covertly filmed footage featuring his far-right coalition partners offering government contracts to purported Russian businesswoman.
Donald Trump openly chastised America's closest allies in the 2017 NATO summit, asking them to "contribute their fair share" and his pointman in Berlin has reinforced the divisive narrative and now there are calls for him to be sent back home.
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