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Only days ahead of the G20 summit on July 7 and 8 in Hamburg, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed another volley of criticism directed against the United States. Mr. Gabriel did not specify, however, which "strategists" were pursuing which "anti-Germany policy."
During the G20 summit, Berlin would be confidently defending its positions, said Mr. Gabriel while adding that it would keep its hand extended for cooperation with the United States. In Hamburg the heads of state and government of the leading economic powers will meet to discuss, among other things, the fight against terrorism, climate protection and free trade. Particularly Donald Trump's withdrawal of the world's largest economy from the Paris climate agreement might turn into a testy issue during the talks.