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Quietly, A London-Berlin Alliance May Be Shaping Europe's Future

Even if outwardly the UK and Germany may appear on opposite sides of the debate over Brussels' power, the European economic heavyweights share common interests.

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Angela Merkel and David Cameron
Stefanie Bolzen

BERLIN - When politicians wants to subtly dodge a question, they simply answer it from another context.

But Michael Meister, deputy parliamentary chairman of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, instead was both blunt and obscure when replying to BBC questioning about European Union powers.

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