Euro Crisis

In Canada, German Chancellor Haunted by Euro Crisis

Merkel hopes to hit up her hosts for contributions to the save-Greece fund

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German leader Angela Merkel held talks with her Canadian counterpart on a first-ever bilateral visit shadowed by eurozone fears and Ottawa's refusal to wade into relief efforts.

The delegation was all smiles as Prime Minister Stephen Harper whisked Merkel away to his lakeside retreat for an informal dinner ahead of talks on the debt crisis and efforts to reach an EU-Canada free trade pact.