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Merkel endorses Juncker for EU top job

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered her strongest statement yet in support of Jean-Claude Juncker’s bid to become the next president of the European Commission, dealing a fresh blow to British prime minister David Cameron, who is attempt to block the accession of the former Luxembourg prime minister to the European Union’s top job. Speaking at a joint press conference yesterday in Sweden, following a “mini summit” of four EU leaders, the Dr Merkel said “threats” were “not part of the…