The president has harshly criticized coverage of the revelation that he had a previously undisclosed meeting with the Russian leader.
The national security adviser also counseled against the May Oval Office sit-down with Russian diplomats, Associated Press reported.
At the dinner before the leaders spoke, Trump appeared to be signalling toward the Russian president.
The U.S. and Russia have taken leading, often opposing, roles in world affairs, but recent events in Syria and North Korea may invite more cooperation.
President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have notable disagreements on the issue of climate change.
Besides Donald Trump's erratic behavior, American influence on the global stage is on the wane.
World leaders and musicians take the stage Thursday at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg.
Once assembled, the zombies began to dance and shake off their grey clay coverings to reveal colourful clothing or their naked bodies.
The German military have been ordered to wear plain clothes outside of their barracks.
"If we simply try to carry on as we have in the past, the worldwide developments will definitely not be sustainable and inclusive," Merkel said.
The German capital's club scene celebrated after officers were chastened for an all-night rave.
The British prime minister doesn't yet have the answers to the big questions raised by Brexit.
Climate change is one of the few areas where there was concrete action taken at international summit.
The Kremlin has said Moscow is “ready” for meeting in China.
Hammond acknowledges a 'hit to confidence' among businesses, says the government, Bank of England 'has to be ready' to respond to instability.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that $3 billion will be spent by 2020 on special forces