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Merkel and Trump meeting delayed until Friday

Angela Merkel will meet Donald Trump on Friday instead of Tuesday. Credit: PA / AP

Angela Merkel's meeting with Donald Trump has been delayed until Friday, the White House has said.

The German chancellor had been due to meet the US President in Washington on Tuesday.

But on Monday it was announced the meeting would be postponed due to a powerful storm that was forecast.

Up to eight inches of snow is expected to fall in Washington from Monday evening.

The White House said Mr Trump and Mrs Merkel had spoken on the phone and agreed to meet on Friday instead.

Merkel: Trump travel ban will not help fight against terror

German Chancellor Angela Merkel led criticism of Trump's executive order over the weekend. Credit: AP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her condemnation of Donald Trump's travel ban, saying the fight against terrorism will not be won with measures against individuals or by putting Muslims under general suspicion.

The US president has faced widespread criticism for imposing a 90-day travel ban on arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen.

Mrs Merkel said her government was "examining the situation" and will support those affected by the travel ban.

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Merkel: Trump 'made convictions clear' in speech

Merkel reacts to Trump's inauguration speech Credit: PA Images

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says Donald Trump 'made his convictions clear' in his inauguration speech.

When asked about America's new president's swearing-in on January 20, she said that transatlantic relations 'will not be less important in coming years'.

Merkel added she will 'always seek compromise', in her reaction to Mr Trump's speech.

Sources claim that while the inauguration was happening in Washington DC, the German leader attended the opening of an art museum in Potsdam, Germany.

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