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Concerns as Merkel suffers new trembling spell on eve of G20

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Concerns as Merkel suffers new trembling spell on eve of G20
2019/6/27

Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office sought to calm nerves after she suffered a second bout of uncontrolled trembling in just over a week, saying the veteran leader was en route to Osaka on Thursday as planned for the G20 summit.

Merkel's latest health scare came just hours before she was due to board the plane for Japan, sparking new questions about her health.

The German leader, who turns 65 next month, began to tremble as she stood next to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was addressing a ceremony to formally appoint a new justice minister.

The shaking went on for about two minutes, according to a DPA photographer who was present.

Merkel folded her arms in a bid to stop the trembling, which finally subsided after she took a few steps.

The chancellor was offered a glass of water, but turned it down.

A previous bout of shaking last Tuesday was blamed on dehydration on a hot summer's day.

Then the chancellor had appeared unsteady and shook as she stood in the midday sun next to visiting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, whom she was welcoming to her office building with military honours.

On Thursday, a German government spokesman said Merkel would not cancel any appointments in the next two days.

"The chancellor is well," he told AFP.

Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert later tweeted she was on the way to Osaka for the G20 summit, and that "numerous bilateral talks with other leaders are planned".

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Hitler had that same tremor at the end, it means the Russians are coming.
 

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They don't call her the German Hillary for nothin'.
 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen visibly shaking for third time in less than a month
By Associated Press
Published: July 10, 2019 2:47 p.m. ET

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about.

Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national anthems.

It followed similar episodes on June 18 and June 27. As in both those cases, the incident started as she stood still without talking, and the 64-year-old recovered quickly as she started walking.

The first incident happened in near-identical circumstances as she stood alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a military honors ceremony. The weather that day was hot, and Merkel said afterward that she was fine after drinking three glasses of water.

The second incident happened at the German president’s palace as she listened to his comments on the swearing-in of a new justice minister. Temperatures were much cooler that day, as they were on Wednesday.