Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for talks at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Germany Threatens Retaliation If US Sanctions Harm German Companies

Merkel’s spokesman insisted it was “peculiar” that the US Senate would try to punish Russia for allegations of election interference by imposing sanctions that mostly threatened European companies.