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  1. Angela Merkel

    German Parliament Approves Action Against ISIS

    They’re joining the parade. Though many German MPs found Angela Merkel’s plan to provide military support for anti-ISIS campaigns in Syria controversial, a majority voted to send 1,200 soldiers, a naval frigate and six reconnaissance jets to the Middle East. It’s widely seen as an expression of solidarity with France — and a nod to the fact that after the Paris attacks, Germany could also be a target for ISIS fighters. The $146 million operation, which joins Britain’s recent foray into Syrian airstrikes, is expected to last a year.

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