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Merkel: U.S. and Britain no longer reliable partners

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Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" in the face of a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, Angela Merkel said.

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The German Chancellor told an election rally in Munich: "The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days.

"We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands," she added.

Mrs Merkel said that while Germany and Europe would try to remain on good terms with the U.S. and Britain, "we have to fight for our own destiny".

She told the crowd in the southern German city that special emphasis needed to be placed on warm relations between Germany and the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

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