A protester in Los Angeles holds an American flag upside-down, which is considered a symbol of distress. Photo: AFP A protester in Los Angeles holds an American flag upside-down, which is considered a symbol of distress. Photo: AFP
A protester in Los Angeles holds an American flag upside-down, which is considered a symbol of distress. Photo: AFP

With America in crisis, a reluctance in Germany to be ‘leader of the free world’

  • Civil unrest in US has fed into angst in Berlin and other capitals that America has lost its way
  • Opinion polls in Germany are showing a major shift towards a more favourable view of China

Topic |   Germany
A protester in Los Angeles holds an American flag upside-down, which is considered a symbol of distress. Photo: AFP A protester in Los Angeles holds an American flag upside-down, which is considered a symbol of distress. Photo: AFP
A protester in Los Angeles holds an American flag upside-down, which is considered a symbol of distress. Photo: AFP
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