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Merkel knows she has to deal with Trump. The question is how

Merkel cannot afford to remain silent as Trump's unpopularity grows on the Continent

Glenn Thrush Alison Smale | NYT 

Over her 11 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has proved uncommonly adept at solving the puzzle-box challenges posed by the world’s most unpredictable leaders. But she has never met a problem like Donald J Trump. Mr Trump and Ms Merkel — estranged by widely diverging temperaments, worldviews, leadership styles and visions of Europe — had a breakthrough of sorts just before their brief meeting on the eve of the Group of 20 conference in Hamburg on Thursday night. They got the handshake right. The 40-minute meeting that followed was mostly ...

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First Published: Fri, July 07 2017. 10:14 IST