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Several of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s main global interests will be on the table when he meets with friend and close political ally Angela Merkel in Ottawa on Monday.

Ms. Merkel’s brief visit comes just after the German Chancellor held high-stakes peace talks in Moscow where she sought to reach a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to stem the violence in eastern Ukraine. A Kremlin spokesman called the talks “constructive” on Friday evening but there was no evidence of an immediate breakthrough.

Mr. Harper has a warm personal relationship with Ms. Merkel, who shares similar views on a...

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