Merkel vows Germany will keep pushing for ‘global solutions’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year’s speech at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (John MacDougall/pool photo via AP)

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will keep pushing for global solutions to challenges in 2019 and also has to take greater responsibility in the world.