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Europe's eyes on Merkel to rebuild EU after Brexit vote

When the chips are down in Europe, everyone turns to Angela Merkel for a solution. But the German chancellor often sits on her hands until the last minute, then does the minimum necessary to keep the show on the road. Since last m

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EU presses Britain for quick exit to cut global fallout

Britain faced angry calls from other European leaders to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union which the IMF said could put pressure on global growth. Financial m

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London should be allowed Brexit rethink, says Merkel ally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff has said politicians in London should be able to have the chance to think again about the consequences of leaving the European Union (EU). "Politicians in London should hav

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No need to rush Britain into quick EU divorce: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought on Saturday to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold.

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Obama pushes for trade deal with EU

US President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short. Obama has pushed to c

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Economy, crises in focus as Obama heads to Germany

US President Barack Obama is set to visit Hanover, Germany on Sunday to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of his closest allies in dealing with a shaky global economy and security crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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Merkel's healing touch

A handout picture provided by the German Federal Government shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu talking to a family of refugees, while Davotuglu holds the family's youngest child, as they visi

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Merkel, Obama back EU-US free trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama said on Saturday they favoured sealing a US-European free trade agreement as it would fuel growth on both sides of the Atlantic. Merkel is expected to discuss the Trans

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Allies step up pressure on Merkel over refugee policy

A prominent ally of Germany's Angela Merkel threatened on Saturday to take her government to court over its "open doors" refugee policy as political pressure grows for the chancellor to reduce the number of new arrivals.

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Merkel toughens tone on asylum seekers as protests erupt

Migrants who commit crimes should lose their right to asylum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, toughening her tone as police in Cologne confronted right-wing protesters venting their anger at mass assaults on women on New Year&#

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