After attacks, Merkel cuts short holiday to face refugee policy storm

July 28, 2016 4:34 AM

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BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel interrupted her vacation on Thursday to face down accusations at home and abroad that her open-door refugee policy allowed Islamist terrorism to take hold in Germany.

Merkel returns to Berlin to hold a news conference at 12 p.m. (07:00 a.m. EDT) after a spate of attacks since July 18 left 15 people dead - including four attackers - and dozens injured.

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