German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is due to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa on Aug. 16, will tell him that Europe has made progress in addressing the crisis since they last met at a Group of 20 meeting in Mexico in June, the German official told reporters in Berlin today on condition of anonymity because the talks will be private.