Merkel protegee assumes potentially toxic defense job

New elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, von der Leyen's successor as German Defense Minister inspect a honour guard after an office over in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2019. Foto: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 18, 2019, on page 9.




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