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    Senior Merkel Ally Calls For Common European Arms Export Rules

    Wochit Headline News

    by Wochit Headline News

    One of Chancellor Angela Merkel's main allies in parliament has called for Europe to adopt common arms export regulations, saying there would be an increasing number of European defense companies in the future. Volker Kauder, the floor leader of Merkel's conservatives in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, said the latest conflicts showed military capabilities were needed--even in the 21st century--to preserve international law and protect human rights.