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Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge

BERLIN (Reuters) – Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe’s refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015.

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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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