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Merkel Plans German Nuclear Exit Before 2022, Handelsblatt Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to stop using nuclear power in Germany possibly before 2022, Handelsblatt reported, citing unidentified people familiar with government discussions.

Merkel, in talks with German Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen and Chief of Staff Ronald Pofalla, agreed to set a fixed deadline for closing nuclear power plants, the newspaper said.