German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer, right, at the flooded village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer, right, at the flooded village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer, right, at the flooded village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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The floods are terrifying, says Angela Merkel as Europe death toll rises to 184

  • Merkel pledged quick financial aid and a redoubled political focus on curbing climate change as the death toll from floods in western Europe rose
  • Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said more than US$354 million will be needed immediately

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer, right, at the flooded village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer, right, at the flooded village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Rhineland-Palatinate State Premier Malu Dreyer, right, at the flooded village of Schuld near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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