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Berlin rejects French push for weaker euro, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership PARIS — French efforts to divert Europe from economic austerity have foundered twice in a week due to German resistance, underlining a growing policy divide that is hobbling the core partnership.Berlin rejected President Francois Hollande’s call on Tuesday to set a mid-term target for the euro, a move he hoped would bring the single currency down to a level that would make it easier for French industry to sell its goods abroad.Three days later, German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined forces with Britain’s David Cameron at a Brussels summit to push through the first ever cut in the 27-nation’s budget, taking an axe to spending on infrastructure projects backed by Paris."Is it the budget I would have liked if it was just up to me? No. But the problem with Europe is that there are others involved," Mr Hollande told reporters after all-night talks secured a deal on Europe...

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