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Merkel vows ‘constructive’ role to help keep Britain in EU

Merkel vows ‘constructive’ role to help keep Britain in EU

May 29, 2015

BERLIN, May 29 — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed today Germany would play a "constructive" role to help keep Britain in the EU and work with Prime Minister David Cameron to reform the 28-nation bloc. Offering a warm and conciliatory tone to visiting Cameron — who had received mixed welcomes elsewhere on a two-day European whistlestop tour — she said Berlin was open to a compromise on London's demands. "Where there's a will, there is a way," said Merkel, stressing that Germany would... Read more

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Japan Meteorological Agency‘s Senior Coordinator for volcanic affairs Sadayuki Kitagawa holds an emergency news conference following the eruption of a volcano in southern Japan, as a screen shows a map of the volcano on Kuchinoerabujima, at the agency in Tokyo May 29, 2015. — Reuters pic

Japan Meteorological Agency‘s Senior Coordinator for volcanic affairs Sadayuki Kitagawa holds an emergency news conference following the eruption of a volcano in southern Japan, as a screen shows a map of the volcano on Kuchinoerabujima, at the agency in Tokyo May 29, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More