Merkel, Seeking Secret Files in 2005, Found Berlusconi's Watches

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Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, looks at her wristwatch during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel wanted the secret files when she took office and got a stash of Silvio Berlusconi’s watches instead.

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