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The waning of Merkel, Germany's Mutti

She extended an invitation to the waves of displaced peoples into her country, but her people are asking if there is a line in the sand, and support for her is slipping.

Mrs Merkel had gone to Turkey on Sunday for help in stemming the flow of migrants from the Middle East to Europe, but is anxious that this not be seen as a sacrifice of their human rights.


AFTER 10 years in office in 1989, the sun began to set on Margaret Thatcher's reign at 10 Downing Street. There was plenty of evidence - not least in her handling of German unification - that she was losing her grip. Now, a decade after her chancellorship started in 2005, the same...

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