German chancellor goes to US feeling strong
03 March 2023 | 5:22 am
As he departs for Washington, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz feels he has a lot to show US President Joe Biden when it comes to supporting Ukraine. But for the latter, solidarity over China may top the agenda.
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