After shaking episodes, Germany's Merkel says she is fit for work

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) welcomes the Armenian President. Sargsyan met with Merkel for bilateral talks at Chancellor's Office
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Germany's Angela Merkel said on Friday she was fit to carry on as chancellor after a bout of shaking episodes, and that she hoped to enjoy life after serving out her fourth and final term in office through to 2021.

"I can carry out this role ... As a person, I have a strong personal interest in my health and, as I said, 2021 is the conclusion of my political work," she told a news conference, adding with a smile: "But then I hope there will be another life (after politics)."

Asked how she was feeling, Merkel added: "Good."