Merkel, who officials say has prepared carefully for the encounter, is likely to press Trump for assurances of support for a strong European Union.
Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.
German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.
It depicts Trump with bloodied knife in one hand and Statue of Liberty’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”.
“Europe faces big internal and external challenges which we … can only master by working together,” Merkel told a news conference on Friday with Hollande.
“He made his convictions clear in his inauguration speech,” Merkel said in remarks broadcast live, a day after Trump vowed to put ‘America first’.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have got off to a rocky start but his impending departure has sparked a wave of nostalgia and trepidation in Berlin.
Donald Trump says. “It’s obsolete because it wasn’t taking care of terror. I took a lot of heat for two days. And then they started saying Trump is right.”
Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died. He was 82.
Descendants of Herero, Nama from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in United States over genocide carried out by German colonial troops in early 1900s.
Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and nominated people seen as friendly toward Moscow to senior administration posts.
“ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” Trump said.
“The fight against terrorism cannot be used as justification for silencing political opposition,” German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau made clear he was losing patience with the EU over the pact, which both sides say could boost bilateral trade by 20 percent.
Ali Larijani was the highest-ranking figure German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet on his two-day visit aimed at boosting business ties.
The ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who has a German wife, was spotted in a queue at the embassy in London.
German security officials also said Erdogan had an “ideological affinity” with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, ARD reported.