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Merkel defends refugee stance by attacking 'polarisation and populism'

Mrs Merkel reaffirmed her stance that Germany is obligated by international law to offer asylum to those fleeing hardship in places such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea - while insisting that those who don't qualify must leave. 

Wuerzburg, Germany

ANGELA Merkel hit back at a surge in "polarisation and populism" two days after the German chancellor featured as the main target of criticism by a gathering of right-wing European leaders.

Defending her refugee policy as an act of moral and legal obligation by a...

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