Key EU leaders travel to Japan and China looking for the trust, friendship and cooperation they feel they can no longer get from a century-old ally.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia "is an absolutely political project" and poses a "danger" for Europe's energy security and competitiveness.
Nice try, but no cigar.
The U.S. president barrels into a NATO summit with claims that a pipeline deal has left Germany "totally controlled" and "captive to Russia" as he lobs fresh complaints about allies' "delinquent" defense spending.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rebellious political allies head off a coalition government breakdown by agreeing to establish "transit centers" on Germany's border with Austria where asylum-seekers will be evaluated.
European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political drama that is threatening to undermine the entire alliance.
In an interview with Breitbart London, Richard Grenell hints he'll work to unseat Angela Merkel.
The comment by Alexander Gauland of the Alternative for Germany party draws swift condemnation from mainstream politicians and outrage on social media.