Germany's Angela Merkel is seen shaking for second time in two weeks 

Mail Online | 6/27/2019 | George Martin For Mailonline
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has touched down at the G20 summit in Japan today after her second shaking episode - with sources close to her insisting she is well and may have made the tremors worse by trying to stop them.

Merkel's latest health scare came just hours before she was due to board the plane to the meeting, sparking new questions about her health.

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But she looked relaxed and well after arriving in Asia, walking down the steps of her private aircraft before shaking hands with assembled dignitaries.

A government official said that while Merkel attributed the tremors on June 18 to drinking too little water and too much coffee on a hot day, yesterday's episode was more a psychological issue as she tried desperately to avoid a repeat.

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'The memory of the incident last week led to the situation today - so (it was) a psychologically driven process,' the official said. 'There is nothing to worry about.'

Yesterday, a German government spokesman said Merkel would not cancel any appointments in the next two days - saying 'The chancellor is well.'

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Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert later tweeted she was on the way to Osaka for the G20 summit, and that 'numerous bilateral talks with other leaders are planned'.

The 64-year-old Chancellor's arms and body could be seen noticeably trembling as she met Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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For around two minutes, she continually folded her arms in an apparent attempt to stop her hands and body from violently juddering.

Close-up footage showed the difficulty she was having trying to keep the quivering under control as she gripped her arms together.

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It comes 10 days after she blamed dehydration for the shakes she suffered during a meeting with visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

She later claimed to have felt better after drinking some water.

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