The pair of former German and US leaders visited a museum together, with former US President Barack Obama taking the opportunity to praise his "friend."
The far-right AfD party had sued the former chancellor over remarks they claimed interfered with their right to fair political competition in a 2020 regional election.
For some Germans, Angela Merkel’s first public appearance since retiring as chancellor was as eagerly expected as the British monarch’s platinum jubilee. But DW’s Anja Brockmann was disappointed.
In her first interview since she left office, the former German chancellor has refused to admit mistakes in her Russia policy and said she doesn’t blame herself for the current situation in Ukraine.
This Tuesday the longtime leader gives her much-awaited first interview since she left office in 2021. Will she admit to having made mistakes in her dealings with Ukraine and Russia?