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- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at the White House. Merkel states she believes that there can be a bilateral trade deal between the European Union and the United States.
- U.S. news magazine "Time" selects U.S. President Barack Obama as its 2012 Person of the Year, following on from his 2008 award, and those of his predecessors George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1998, George H. W. Bush in 1990, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1983, Jimmy Carter in 1976, Richard Nixon in 1971 and 1972 and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and 1967.
- An emergency landing delays German chancellor Angela Merkel's arrival at the summit due to a complete shutdown of the onboard-ground communication system aboard the official Airbus A340-313 "Konrad Adenauer".
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel removes Hans-Georg Maassen from the position of President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence.
- Angela Merkel is elected and sworn in for a new term as Chancellor of Germany. Olaf Scholz and Heiko Maas assume the positions of Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs respectively.