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Merkel Seeks Good Ties With Trump, Despite Key Disagreements

Germany's chancellor added that an expansion of Germany's contribution in the fight against extremist groups "isn't up for debate"

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    President Donald Trump doubled down on claims of being wiretapped by the Obama Administration despite FBI and Senate statements to the contrary, drawing parallels between himself and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference on Friday. "At least we have something in common," he quipped. 

    (Published Friday, March 17, 2017)

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's in Germany's interest to have good relations with the United States, despite disagreeing with President Donald Trump on important issues.

    Merkel told Germany's Funke media group in an interview published Thursday that conversations with Trump during her visit to Washington and in subsequent phone calls had been "good."

    She added "this naturally doesn't rule out that we have different opinions on some points, including on important questions."

    Merkel acknowledged that military action against the Islamic State group was necessary, but said only a political solution would bring about lasting peace in Syria and Iraq. She said an expansion of Germany's contribution in the fight against extremist groups "isn't up for debate."

    Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    [NATL] Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

    (Published 5 hours ago)