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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with US President Donald Trump as they attend the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, in Taormina, Sicily, on May 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with US President Donald Trump as they attend the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, in Taormina, Sicily, on May 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Tensions between The United States and the European Union are rising. And the war of words between the US and Germany is also heating up. President Donald Trump has lashed out at Berlin for its trade surplus and military level spending.

Earlier, German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel and Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Washington for its policies toward the European Union. Gabriel has said Trump's short-sighted policies have weakened the West. Merkel has said it’s time for Europe to take its matters into its own hands. She also described the United States as a partner which is no longer reliable.

But what do international media think about the latest spat?