Refugees put Merkel to test as she marks 10 years in power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to mark a decade in powerGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel marks a decade in power Sunday facing the fight of her political life over her liberal stance on refugees, which provoked a party revolt, and fresh fears sparked by the Paris carnage. “We are stronger than terrorism,” Merkel said at a G20 summit in Turkey Monday, pledging Germany’s full support in the fight against jihadist violence while maintaining the country as a safe haven for the world’s desperate people. Buoyed by the robust German economy and a pivotal role in global crisis management, Merkel this month pipped US President Barack Obama to take second place in the Forbes power ranking behind Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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