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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met in Berlin last month for negotiations on the European debt crisis. They meet again on Tuesday in Paris in another attempt to stabilize the faltering economies in the eurozone.
A soldier participates in a military exercise conducted by Georgians and U.S. Marines together on Friday. As the U.S. faces cuts to military spending, it's hoping to share more of its defense burden with European allies.