Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on China visit...epa04303266 A Chinese honor guard is lined up and checked over prior the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured)for a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China 07 July 2014. Merkel is on a three-day visit to China and is expected to hold talks with Chinese officials to boost ties between the two countries.  EPA/KAY NIETFELD

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Chinese honour guards line up for inspection before the arrival of German chancellor Angela Merkel for a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Ms Merkel is on a three-day visit to China and is expected to hold talks with Chinese officials to boost ties between the two countries Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: "The First World War, 1914-1918" ("Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918") on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the exhibition: “The First World War, 1914-1918″ (“Der Erster Weltkrieg, 1914-1918″) on its official opening at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a humanoid robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes - a traditional dress and a tulip - during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 7, 2014. The Netherlands is the partner country of this year's trade fair running from April 7 to 11, 2014 and presenting a cross section of key industrial technologies.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes − a traditional dress and a tulip − during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in central Germany on Monday.

German Chancellor Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Harper address joint news conference at Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin March 27, 2014.               REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper address a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin Read more

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her window as she arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels March 21, 2014. EU leaders added 12 people to a list of those subject to travel bans and asset freezes for their part in Russia's seizure of Crimea on Thursday and begin preparations for economic sanctions if Russia expands its footprint in Ukraine.

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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel looks through her car window as she arrives at the EU leaders summit in Brussels

***BESTPIX***  Merkel Receives Carnival Pairs...BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 18:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Carnival representatives and performers during the annual Carnival pairs reception at the Chancellery on February 18, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Carnival will soon begin across southwestern Germany and the season culminates in Rose Monday parades and festivities.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Carnival representatives and performers during the annual Carnival pairs reception at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Carnival will soon begin across southwestern Germany, culminating in Rose Monday parades and festivities. Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  uses  crutches as she attends the annual reception for Carolers at the chancellery in Berlin,  Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014. German Chancellor Angela Merkel  suffered a  pelvis  injury during ski holidays  in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the annual reception for carolers at the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday on crutches. Ms Merkel suffered a pelvis injury while skiing in the Swiss Alps and has been advised to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso pose for a family picture during an EU summit focused on the common security, Defence policy and Economic and Monetary union, in Brussels on December 19, 2013. The European Union took a historic leap towards greater integration just hours ahead of a summit today, with a deal on a banking union to prevent a re-run of the eurozone's recent crisis.

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Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades, German chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso pose for a picture during an EU summit focused on common security, defence policy and economic and monetary union, in Brussels on Thursday. The EU took a historic leap towards greater integration, with a deal on a banking union to prevent a re-run of the eurozone’s recent crisis.

German Chancellor Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament Read more

French President Francois Hollande greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent's youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6 million jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.

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French president François Hollande greets German chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Élysée Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent’s youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6m jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.