German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi share a laugh at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, Pool)
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Europe's priority must be to stimulate economic growth, Italy and France said Thursday, putting themselves at odds again with Germany, which is demanding deficit rigor. With signs of a global slowdown rattling investors and prompting sharp declines across financial markets, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi stressed the need for expansive measures.Earlier Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a very different tone. Speaking in Berlin, Merkel said the rest of Europe must stick to EU rules or the bloc's credibility would be at stake.The issue will not be resolved at ASEM, but Hollande said it would have to be confronted at an EU summit Oct. 24 .
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