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Merkel fires back at Trump: Germany makes 'independent decisions'

AFP  |  Brussels 

today said makes "independent decisions", firing back at US after he accused of being a "captive" of

"I myself have also experienced a part of being occupied by the Soviet Union," Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, said as she arrived at a tense NATO summit.

"I am very glad that we are united today in freedom as the Federal Republic of and that we can therefore also make our own independent policies and make our own independent decisions.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:50 IST