Angela Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with members of the "Ostfriesland" rapid-reaction medical unit of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, during a visit to the unit's training center on December 7, 2015 in Leer, Germany. Germany, following a vote in the Bundestag last week, is deploying over 1,200 troops, including a naval air-defense frigate and a reconnaissance unit of Tornado jets, to participate in the international military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) that has come together since the November terror attacks in Paris.

NEW YORK (AP) — German leader Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year.

Merkel’s selection was announced Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show.

The seven other finalists include Donald Trump, the Black Lives Matter protest movement and Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick.

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