Obama: “I would vote for Merkel if I could”

US President Barack Obama has said he would vote for Chancellor Angela Merkel if he could and she were to stand for re-election next year. Speaking at their joint press conference in Berlin on Thursday, the president reiterated his praise for her as an “outstanding partner.” (Deutsche Welle)

“Whoever is president and whoever is the chancellor of Germany and whoever is the leader of other European nations and other democracies around the world, they need to recognize that,” Obama said. (CNN)