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Merkel's rival insists he can win German election, attacks Trump

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By Gernot HellerBERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's main challenger, Martin Schulz, labelled U.S. President Donald Trump "irresponsible" on Sunday and insisted he could still win Germany's Sept. 24 election despite languishing in polls.Schulz, leader of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD), said he would not take issue with Merkel's approach to handling the dispute between the United States and North Korea as Germany should stand united.But he could not resist a dig at Trump, whom he described to the broadcaster ZDF as "this irresponsible man in the White House"."What ...

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 21:07 IST