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Angela Merkel pledges to step up Germany’s international responsibility in 2019

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has vowed Germany in 2019 will assume greater international responsibility and must stand up for its convictions.

In her New Year’s speech, the chancellor said old certainties about international cooperation had “come under pressure”, alluding to strained US-German relations.

She said by taking up a temporary seat on the UN Security Council in 2019 and 2020, Germany would push for “global solutions”.

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