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Stories with person: Hans-Peter Friedrich
  • Merkel walking line between German voters, European image 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:20 am

    BERLIN - As Athens staggers toward what may be its final deadline, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces one of the toughest decisions of her 10-year tenure: sacrifice political credibility at home by conceding more aid for Greece, or risk tarnishing her status as "queen of Europe" by sticking to her guns and facing the blame for the first-ever exit of a country from the euro.