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Germany’s Merkel sits for anthems after shaking episodes

/ 07:15 PM July 11, 2019

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister have sat through their countries’ national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin, a day after the latest of three incidents in which Merkel’s body shook as she stood at a similar event.

Merkel showed no signs of ill-health as she sat alongside new Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen outside the chancellery in Berlin on Thursday – an unusual arrangement at a military honors ceremony.

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On Wednesday, Merkel shook as she stood still alongside Finland’s prime minister at the same spot. She later suggested that the psychological impact of the first shaking episode in mid-June was responsible for the subsequent incidents, saying that she “will have to live with it for a while” but there’s nothing to worry about. /kga

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