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Will Merkel make it through 2012?

Will Angela Merkel's government survive 2012? That will depend largely on the fate of the euro, as well as the management of a coalition on the verge of collapse and a recent home loan scandal involving Germany's president. An upcoming election in Schleswig-Holstein may also be a decisive factor as to whether the Conservative-Liberal coalition makes it through the New Year. Anne Mailliet and Brice Boussouar report.

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2014-04-16 France

Campaigning against Bouteflika's re-election... in France

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2014-04-15 trade

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