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German poll rivals in TV debate

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appeared with her main rival in a TV debate, two weeks ahead of an election.

Mrs Merkel and Frank Walter Steinmeier, the foreign minister, discussed nuclear power, executive pay and the idea of a minimum wage.

The two leaders have been in a coalition for the past four years.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Berlin.

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