Chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats, CDU, Angela Merkel, speaks during a press conference after the party’s weekly executive committee meeting in Berlin.

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 Mayo’s Tommy Conroy celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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German chancellor  Angela Merkel. Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

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