July 20, 2018 / 11:14 AM / 5 months ago

Merkel says Europe can't rely on U.S. to impose world order

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels, Belgium, October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to home into its own hands.

“We can’t rely on the superpower of the United States,” Merkel told a news conference in Berlin.

Writing by Paul Carrel, editing by Thomas Escritt

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