September 21, 2018 / 5:55 PM / a month ago

Merkel wants solution this weekend to German spymaster row

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she and the other leaders of the parties in her ruling coalition wanted to find a solution this weekend to draw a line under a scandal over Germany’s scandal-tainted domestic spymaster.

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference after the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

“We have agreed to reappraise the situation,” she said in a short statement to reporters. “We want to reach a joint, sustainable solution and to do so over the weekend.”

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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