German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe must take its fate into its own hands.

Addressing an election rally in Munich on Sunday, she said Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency have divided the Western nations.

She said while Germany and Europe will strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, we have to fight for our own destiny.  

Polls show Chancellor Merkel, in power since 2005, is on course to be re-elected for a fourth term.

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