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    EU leaders prepare for bitter fight over budget

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    Everyone is drawing lines in the sand, but the leaders are so far apart they might as well be on different beaches.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves an EU Summit in Brussels on Friday, June 29, 2012. European leaders have agreed to use the continent's permanent bailout fund to recapitalize struggling banks, and agreed to the idea of a tighter union in the long term. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Merkel defends concessions in euro crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended concessions made to struggling Spain and Italy at a European Union summit on Friday as she prepared to address lawmakers at home, where media headlines loudly proclaimed her political defeat.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced strong opposition Tuesday to talk of "eurobonds" as a way to solve the European debt crisis.

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected a new push by the European Commission for bonds issued jointly by the 17 eurozone nations, saying Tuesday that they wouldn't resolve the debt crisis and that now is the wrong time to discuss them.

  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, for talks on the eurozone's economic problems. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

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